Memory Boxes Provide Nostalgia for Gravesend Care Home Residents


Nostalgia was in the air, when residents of Edward Moore House Residential Care Home in Gravesend got stuck in to creating their own memory boxes.

With the help of family and friends, activity staff of the Trinity Road residential care home have started an inspiring project with residents, to gather their most special memories in a shoebox, so they can look at them and reminisce whenever they want to.

Filling the boxes with photos and memorabilia, including soft toys, tickets and CDs, staff have delved into the residents’ favourite things and moments throughout their life, to provide a truly personal box.

Resident, Jean Fritter, is delighted with her box, which includes photos of her wedding day and her parents and grandparents. Another resident, Kay Goodall, was also thrilled with her box, which includes memorabilia of her favourite musicians, film stars and plenty of family photos.

Upon looking at the contents of her box, Jean said: “Wow, thank you so much for doing this, it is amazing to see all these old photos.”

Ingrid Lampert, Activity Coordinator at Edward Moore House added: “It has been a joy to create these boxes for our residents. The contents really capture their special memories and you can see the happiness on their faces when they look through them.

“The boxes have been great for promoting discussion about their memories and helping them with their memory too.”


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