reminiscence boxes


we have six reminiscence boxes available for hire

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Reminiscing is a normal, healthy and enjoyable mental activity. In most people, there is a strong desire and need to have one’s memories, wisdom and knowledge valued and passed on.

Reminiscence can be a rich experience involving reliving the past, not just recalling facts. When reminiscing, individuals remember life stages, family events and relationships, hopes and dreams, losses and achievements, social and historical experiences. The memories brought back may be happy or sad.

Reminiscence sessions aren’t just about remembering. The sessions provide a creative communication tool, using stories from the past to build relationships in the present.

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Photo of Emily Maskell smiling in her garden.

For enquiries about reminiscence boxes, please contact Emily.

Emily Maskell

Learning Community & Engagement Officer