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Plea for Reminiscence Objects
Meridian HealthcareFeb 07, 2012 13:08 GMT
The Oakes care home in Huddersfield is calling for help to capture more memories from Huddersfield’s sporting past to help its residents in the present.
The state-of-the-art care home, which opens in April, is creating a sporting ‘wall of fame’ and memory boxes containing a mixture of objects relating to the town’s football and rugby heritage that will soon get a conversation flowing between residents. These nostalgic, thought provoking areas are important for older people, especially those with early onset Alzheimer’s or dementia. It is highly beneficial to a sufferer’s inner self and their interpersonal skills.
Manager Mark Birchenough needs your help to gather more sporting memorabilia from the past to create our reminiscence boxes. This is a plea for any objects which you feel would be appropriate for adding to this handling collection. “There are certain areas that we are concentrating on, such as: old programmes, ticket stubs, shorts, scarves, hats, photographs, postcards. Unfortunately we are not able to accept anything which you require back as the items will be handled regularly by residents. However some items you may think of as rubbish may actually be just what we are looking for! So if you are in any doubt, please give us a call.”
The sporting ‘wall of fame’ and our memory boxes will be available for the public to see during The Oakes care home public open days on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April, 11am - 3pm.
If you have any items you think could be added to the collection, please can you contact Mark Birchenough on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Meridian Healthcare on 0161 368 9099 and ask for Natalie