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I D'ING A Walking Stick

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by grove, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. grove

    grove Registered User

    Aug 24, 2010
    7,724
    North Yorkshire
    Hello Everybody , My Father (sadly ) **lost ** his Hospital Walking Stick last week ( my feeling is somebody ran off with it ! even tho Mum retraced their steps* looking for it a local shop etc plus it had been **lost ** quite a few days before Mum knew it was **missing ** )


    Sorry am rambling on ! Dad has a new one but sadly he had too buy it himself from the special disabled centre Which am guessing would not come cheap ? ( Staff took time & care etc too make sure it was the correct height etc before cutting the **end ** off ) So with the expense etc am thinking it might be a good idea too I'D it ( surname & phone number only ) But am not sure how > > Only idea I have is for a **dog style Tag ** but am not sure how it could be fixed on** > Any advice , better ideas etc would be most welcome ! !


    Thank you very much


    Grove x
     
  2. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
    8,046
    Yorkshire
    Could it be engraved?
    I used permanent marker on a metal and wooden stick but it's not really permanent - I'm thinking of just scratching a name on both (well, after finding one which has also gone walkabout on it's own - maybe there's some surreptitious respite being arranged for overworked walking supports)
     
  3. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
  4. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,860
    Female
    Scotland
    I have white sticky labels wrapped round John's sticks with his name and phone number on them. Seems to work!!
     
  5. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
    12,496
    Female
    England
    Our local cobbler will engrave on glass and metal and would think he could do wood. A thin metal strip could be glued or nailed to a stick. I have seen walking sticks with small metal shields tacked to them, most of them showing names if places visited.
     
  6. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,552
    Female
    South coast
    Mum is always leaving her walking stick around in her CH. Its a joke that its well named as its always walking!
    Mums stick has her name on a white sticky label. It seems quite secure and works.
    I use this crowd for name labels
    http://www.nametag-it.co.uk/
     
  7. Time trader

    Time trader Registered User

    Dec 30, 2014
    17
    I think I would be tempted to try the local key cutter or shoe repairer. I've sent small metal tags engraved and pinned onto walking sticks by way of an ID tag. Can't be difficult and got to be loads cheaper that a new walking stick. Good luck
     

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