Memory Lane Groups

Memory Lane groups in Derbyshire

What does it do?

More and more people are taking trips down memory lane these days, delighting in reminiscing about their childhood homes, foods or hobbies. And it’s not just an indulgence to re-live the old days, it’s actually proven to help people experiencing the early stages of dementia or memory loss.

Memory Lane groups

Age UK Derby & Derbyshire have set up five ‘Memory Lane’ groups, thanks to generous support from the Santander Foundation, which will run each weekday afternoon in Futures Homescape community centres in the Amber Valley area. They will offer an interesting range of activities designed to stimulate deep memories, aimed at those with early stages of memory loss and dementia, using exciting new resources to help the reminiscence work. Some of the new resources include two RemPods, which recently were featured on BBC Dragon's Den, which create a portable reminiscence room including furniture and objects from different eras which may awaken more memories and stimulate conversation.

The 1950’s living room RemPod comes complete with a vintage television and classic programmes to help recall memories of family and first homes. The cinema screen RemPod will allow ‘Memory Lane’ to offer film afternoons that really evoke the fun of trips to the cinema.


Who it is for?

Older people in Derbyshire

Where it is available?

Local service (Erewash, High Peak, Amber Valley, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derby, Derbyshire Dales, North East Derbyshire, South Derbyshire).

What it costs:

Each session will have a small charge to include a full range of structured activities, refreshments and support in a sociable group.

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above
If you would like to attend one of the above sessions, please call Di Cliff on 01773 768240 to confirm availability.


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