Memories came flooding back to everyone at our special Walk Down Memory Lane event which saw older visitors share many stories from their past with friends, family and staff.
A special reminiscent table had a range of conversation-starting artifacts from years gone by, including old ‘box’-style cameras, medals and books of local history. The items were brought in by staff and families and donations of more are always welcome for future events.
We had a wonderful afternoon chatting to our service users and their families. It was lovely to hear so many special stories and shared experiences over a cup of tea.
The Walk Down Memory Lane afternoon was the latest in a string of community events we have organised and the group of around 22 people also shared lovely refreshments during the afternoon.
It was a great opportunity to give everyone the chance to know a little more about our service users and some of their fascinating history.
Everyone has memories to share and they can be incredibly important to the individual, often shaping their own life and that of their wider family. They often want to revisit those events and we wanted to offer them the time to do so, with others and in comfort.
Stories were mostly about wartime experiences, clearly this is very close to people’s hearts. One lady spoke at length about her family’s struggles during the war and spoke fondly of her grandad being unable to fit in the cupboard under the stairs when the bombs fell. Thankfully he was OK.
If you have any items from pre-1970 which could could be used as conversation topics at the Memory Lane events, please contact us.