PEOPLE in Huddersfield are being urged to work together to help care home residents chart living history.
Bupa’s Cleveland House Nursing Home at Edgerton is one of 31 Bupa care homes from across the UK chosen to participate in a Living History project.
Bupa Care Homes and Bupa Community Connections are once again working with reminiscence charity Age Exchange to run the project. The internationally recognised charity aims to improve people’s quality of life by emphasising the value of their memories through visual and performance arts activities.
Bernie Arigho, Age Exchange director of reminiscence research and development, said: “Bupa’s Living History project aims to provide intellectual and social stimulation by encouraging residents to remember and discuss shared or individual experiences.”
Residents and staff from Cleveland House have chosen to produce a reminiscence area, using the theme of the textile industry.
The initiative is intended to help residents reminisce and incorporate their memories in a lasting feature at the home.
Joanne Keane, Bupa’s Community Affairs manager, said: “Last year Bupa teamed up with Age Exchange and other groups to create reminiscence features at over 30 care homes. We hope people will be as eager to get involved this year.”
To donate any items to the home or to volunteer to help Cleveland House with their project contact the home on 01484 512323 or e-mail ClevelandHouseAll@bupa.com