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Memories of London Programme

Memories of London Programme, Museum of London

On-Site and Outreach Programme May 2022 – April 2023

These sessions all take place @ Museum of London DOCKLANDS (unless otherwise stated). To book these sessions as outreach at your venue, please email:

scunningham@museumoflondon.org.uk

 

Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today (RYCT)

Tuesday 7th June – Tuesday 9th August: 2pm- 4pm

Location: Museum of London Docklands

Tuesday 7th June

Tuesday 14th June

Tuesday 21st June

Tuesday 28th June

Tuesday 5th July

Tuesday 12th July

Tuesday 19th July

Tuesday 26th July

Tuesday 2nd August

Tuesday 9th August

  • Remembering Yesterday Caring Today (RYCT), is a creative approach to engaging people in conversation and activities to build trust and draw out responses – Reminiscence Therapy (RT) involves the discussion of past activities, events and experiences with another person or group of people, usually with the aid of tangible prompts such as photographs, household and other familiar items from the past, music and archive sound recordings.
  • RYCT is a series of two-hour reminiscence sessions offered to people living with dementia, together with a close relative – such as a husband, wife, partner, son, daughter, sister – once a week, for 8 weeks.
  • The project has been successfully run all over the world and has produced measurable therapeutic benefits for both carer and cared for, including: Music, drama, drawing, singing, dancing and good conversation are used to create a light-hearted atmosphere for sharing memories and bringing families closer to Experience shows that sharing past memories about relationships, life events and activities helps support these relationships in the present.
  • Each session will be supported by trained volunteers who all have an understanding of dementia, group work and the art of reminiscence.

For further information or to register your interest, email memories@museumoflondon.org.uk

 

 

Session Name: Singing for the Brain

Location: Museum of London Docklands

Dates & Times: Second Wednesday of the month: 2pm – 4pm

Wednesday 13th July

Wednesday 08 August

Wednesday 9th September
Wednesday 12th October
Wednesday 9th November
Wednesday 14th November
  • Singing for the Brain brings people affected by dementia together to sing a variety of songs they know and love, in a fun and friendly environment. Even when many memories are hard to retrieve, music is especially easy to recall.

For further information or to register your interest, email memories@museumoflondon.org.uk

 

 

 

Session Name: Bunting Making Workshop

Location: Museum of London, London Wall

Dates & Times: Tuesday 21st June: 10.30 – 5pm

  • After the last 2 years, 2022 has a lot to celebrate. Come along & learn how to make celebratory bunting for the Queen’s Jubilee, Windrush Day, or just for summer! This drop-in session is Museum of London’s day as part of Age UK Islington’s ‘Let’s Get Back Together’ Week. Book on the website or just turn up.

For further information or to register your interest, email memories@museumoflondon.org.uk

 

 

Session Name: Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

Location: Museum of London Docklands

Dates & Times:  To Be Confirmed

 

  • These sessions are intended for people living with mild to moderate dementia. They are designed to be relaxed, fun, and to create opportunities for people to learn, express their views and work with others in a sociable setting.
  • Group members take part in meaningful and stimulating activities proven to help maintain memory and mental functioning. The groups provide a fun, supportive environment where people can build new friendships.
  • Activities include, discussions, word games, quizzes, creative, musical, and gentle physical activities such as dancing and indoor gardening.
  • The group is asked to choose a name and a group song for themselves. A flip chart is used in each session, which acts as a ‘reality orientation board’. The chart has information on the group and details including date, time, place, weather. To make sure that there is continuity between the sessions, the board and the information is used at the beginning of EVERY session.
  • Activities are used to stimulate thinking and memory, and to connect with others such as by discussing current news stories, listening to music and/ or singing, playing word games doing a practical activity such as baking, which involves measuring ingredients and following a recipe. Each set of needs (carer and cared for) are catered for distinctly ·

For further information or to register your interest, email memories@museumoflondon.org.uk

 

 

Session Name: Creative Carers

Location: Museum of London Docklands

Dates & Times: To Be Confirmed

  • Simple, targeted Weekly art & craft, creative and musical sessions for carers ONLY, run by facilitators practicing different disciplines. While carers are often in search of activities to engage their cared-for, they also value time spent on activities without them. These sessions would provide an opportunity for carers to meet with each other, socialise, exchange experiences and ideas, and relax, art and craft sessions run by an experienced visual artist. Sessions can be a two hour one-off project, or a project taking place over 3 or 4 sessions and producing a specific artistic outcome, such as simple-bookmaking, felting, modelling with air drying clay, print-making, etc.

For further information or to register your interest, email memories@museumoflondon.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Session Name: Making New Memories – creative activities

Location: Museum of London Docklands

Dates & Times: To Be Confirmed

  • Monthly Culturally specific creative workshops for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic elders. Run either as outreach at your venue, or on-site at Museum of London Docklands. We would seek to provide a safe and supportive space for people living with dementia to make new memories and ignite past memories.

For further information or to register your interest, email memories@museumoflondon.org.uk

 

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