A ‘Walk Down Memory Lane’ brings back happy times


Memories came flooding back to everyone at a special event organised by a Norfolk care company last month.


The Walk Down Memory Lane saw older visitors share stories from their past with friends, family and staff at Extra Hands Home Care at the company’s Horsham St Faith offices near Norwich.


A special reminiscent table had a range of conversation-starting artefacts from years gone by, including old ‘box’-style cameras, medals and books of local history. The items were brought in by staff and families, but the company, which was the first in Norfolk to offer a well-being check service, said donations are always welcome for future events.


“We had a wonderful afternoon chatting to our service users and their families. It was lovely to hear so many special stories and shared experiences over a cup of tea,” said Jo Tier, Director of Care Services.


“Everyone has memories to share and they can be incredibly important to the individual, often shaping their own life and that of their wider family. They often want to revisit those events and we wanted to offer them the time to do so, with others and in comfort,” added Jo.


The Walk Down Memory Lane afternoon is the latest in a string of community events organised by the company, which also has offices in Heacham that were rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission earlier this year.


Extra Hands is a family-owned company which covers Norfolk working both privately and with the local authority. It was the first in the county to offer well-being checks to help reassure families and friends who can’t always be available to help.




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