Are you looking to bring joy into people's lives during this difficult time? We are all looking for ways to keep brains and bodies active. During ‘lockdown’, many people living with dementia and their carers are even more isolated than before.
Age Exchange have thrown a creative lifeline by delivering boxes of activities to over 150 people living in the community or in care homes.
We use creative reminiscence as a tool to help people to value their lives and to remember and celebrate the rich experiences they have had over a lifetime.
Boxes of joy
Our monthly boxes contain a selection of easy-to-deliver, reminiscence arts based activities, with colourful non-toxic materials and friendly, clear instructions. Our Reminiscence Arts Practitioners have designed the activities to stimulate memory and inspire story-sharing, with the most recent theme being Armchair Travel. They have been inspired by places and sensory experiences around the world: lavender from Provence, Dutch flower painting, the parrots of Costa Rica and much more. It doesn’t matter if people have visited these places, seen them on television, or know nothing about them - because each activity has links to people’s own experiences - for example, we can talk about pet birds, walks in nature or favourite colours and scents.
To find out more and to purchase a box, please see our website.