CARE home residents will be taking a trip down memory lane as part of a special event.
The members of Lindley Grange Nursing Home are set to take part in a ‘life experiences’ themed reminiscence party.
And they are inviting members of the local community to join in the fun from 2pm tomorrow.
The day is part of Memory Share Week, which is running this week.
The initiative, organised by Bupa Care Homes, aims to encourage everyone to do more to capture family memories.
It does this by highlighting the important role reminiscence plays in the lives of older people.
The highlight of the event at the Acre Street home will be a hardworking hands session.
In it plaster casts of residents’ and visitors’ hands will be made and displayed in the home to symbolise their lives.
Saran Horner, manager of the home, said: “Talking about the good old days and sharing happy memories from times gone by is something that all our residents love to do.
“What’s great is that they can all get involved with the reminiscing, no matter what their age.
“People who might have difficulty remembering what’s happened recently can have vivid memories from the past.
“I know everyone is really looking forward to getting together with old friends, family members and the local community.
“They will get tips on how to share and capture the things which make us smile and say ‘remember when...’”
Memory Share Week is being supported by national charity Age Exchange.
The charity works specifically with older people to improve the quality of their life by valuing their reminiscences through dramas ands documentaries.
Craig Muir, the chief executive of Age Exchange, said: “We at Age Exchange know the value of reminiscence and sharing memories in bringing people together, getting them to understand and value each other more and generally make their lives better.
“I’m sure Bupa Care Homes’ Memory Share Week will create a buzz of excitement and enjoyment amongst people in their homes.”
To help families capture cherished moments, Bupa has created a Map of Life tool.
It is available online at www.bupa.co.uk/mapoflife