Tonbridge Care Home Residents Share Musings and Memories with Mini Museum
Nostalgia was in the air at Barnes Lodge Care Home in Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge, this week, as residents reflected on the past with a mini museum activity.
A trip down memory lane was on the cards for residents this week, as staff presented them with an array of retro items from a bygone era, with the aim of evoking memories amongst the residents.
There was reminiscence a plenty, as staff brought out the vintage items, which included an old camera, meat mincer, sewing machine and classic children’s’ books, to name a few.
Residents had great fun looking at the items and if they were familiar with them, sharing their stories of when they used to use them, whilst some props proved a little trickier to work out!
Nicky Pett, General Manager of Barnes Lodge said: “Reminiscence therapy is hugely beneficial for older people, particularly those living with dementia, studies have shown that it can improve wellbeing, reduce stress and stimulate mental activity.
“The residents had a lovely afternoon learning about the various items and many, like the story books and sewing machine, prompted some memories from their past, which was wonderful to hear.”