Canterbury Residents Relish Reminiscent Mini Museum
Residents of Connors House Residential Care Home in Canterbury enjoyed a nostalgic activity, looking back at yesteryear and the role their mothers played.
Courtesy of Celia Walton, grandmother of the home’s activity coordinator, Rosie, the residents were invited to enjoy a nostalgic activity and a visit to their past, with the help of a few special memorable objects.
Intrigued residents were invited to explore and interact with an array of items, many with a sensory purpose, for example cold press soap and share their thoughts that arise. The session focused on motherhood, encouraging the residents to talk about what their mums were like growing up, what they did and their role as parents.
There were plenty of items for residents to peruse, including a Brownie uniform, ladies’ white gloves and a hat, old photographs and a ration book. The residents were also able to look at Rosie’s mum’s first pair of shoes, which the residents adored.
Rosie Higham, Activity Coordinator at Connors House said: “The residents absolutely loved looking back at all the nostalgic items, it proved to be a very moving experience and was a great source of conversation, as taking in all the different objects promoted a lot of memories for them. We’re all looking forward to the next session.”