In 2018 I became a volunteer assisting with a weekly reminiscence session at the local hospital. It wasn’t just the patients that benefitted from seeing a different face or to share their stories but I also learned a lot from everyone sharing their own personal memories.
During the pandemic volunteering became home based with research of the objects that had been photographed for the website. Again, another very interesting volunteering role and worthwhile knowing that individuals and carers now have the opportunity to reminisce from the comfort of their own home.
Currently I am back in a sheltered housing scheme using the Memory Box Flash cards to assist with reminiscence sessions. There are lovely clear photographs with good question prompts to keep the conversation flowing.
I can thoroughly recommend the Memory Box to volunteer for, very rewarding as well as interesting. I’ve always been well supported and have made good friends with the team over the years.