Keepsakes on offer to help Warwickshire residents stimulate memories - The Rugby Observer

Keepsakes on offer to help Warwickshire residents stimulate memories

Rugby Editorial 19th May, 2024   0

KEEPSAKES from times past are on offer to help stimulate the memories of Warwickshire residents.

Heritage and Culture Warwickshire (HCW) has a new range of reminiscence loans boxes containing objects, pictures, and activities from the Warwickshire Museum and County Record Office collections.

Themes include The Mop Fair, Treasures of Warwickshire, and Woolworths, and include real historical artefacts and high-quality replicas which have been chosen to engage the senses and promote conversation about people’s lives.

All boxes also come with a supporting booklet of activities and information about the objects.

Six new boxes across three themes are being added to the existing boxes available to be borrowed through the Warwickshire Library Service, which are designed to be used at home with a loved one or with small groups.

HCW is also offering five boxes for larger groups available on a two-week paid loan.

These boxes follow the same themes as the library boxes but contain more objects, more copies of sharing images, and a copy of a related dementia-friendly Pictures to Share book.

Coun Heather Timms, Warwickshire County Council’s spokeswoman for Environment, Climate and Culture, said: “With Dementia Action Week taking place this month, it is important to take action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

“The HCW team hopes these boxes will help people share memories, connect with others about their lives, and let more people enjoy our collections in a tactile and personal way.”

For more information and to book the group reminiscence boxes, email [email protected] or call 01926 412069.

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