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House Clearance Items

House Clearance Items

If you need house clearance items such as bric a brac and small pieces of furniture collecting then Mindful Gifts CIC will do this for you. We can sympathetically pack away and remove ornaments and other small items for you to suit your needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss further.

Mindful Gifts at The Olde School House Antiques

Mindful Gifts at The Olde School House Antiques

Pop into our unit at The Olde School House Antiques, Willenhall Road, Darlaston to pick up a free activity for people with dementia courtesy of Mindful Gifts Cic. If you are into vintage its also worth a look around. The items are bound to bring back many memories.

New nostalgic room at The Olde School House

New nostalgic room at The Olde School House

Loving our new nostalgic room at The Olde School House (formerly Hidden Gem) Darlaston. Reminisce over the vintage and retro items . They are bound to bring back memories for all.

World Alzheimer’s Day!

World Alzheimer’s Day!

21 September is World Alzheimer’s day. Globally, dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face, with nearly 50 million people living with dementia worldwide. To tackle this global dementia challenge we need to work together, and to collaborate and share best practice with one another.

What can I do during World Alzheimer’s Month?
This World Alzheimer’s Month, we are encouraging everyone to learn more about dementia. We have fact sheets and booklets about dementia available to read online, download or order to your door.

You can also download a publications catalogue (PDF) for full details of all our print publications, accessible resources and practical tools. https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/world-alzheimers-month

The Black Country Living Museum Reminiscence Boxes Launch

The Black Country Living Museum Reminiscence Boxes Launch

On Tuesday 21 September, World Alzheimer’s Day, the Black Country Living Museum will be launching their new Reminiscence Boxes. If you would like to attend this launch, please ring 0121 520 8054. As the event takes place between 1030 and 1230pm, you will have the opportunity to explore the museum. Mindful Gifts CIC have supported with the production of these sensory memory boxes and they can be hired out to care homes and community groups which will make a great activity for people with dementia.
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Black Country Living Museum (BCLM) reminiscence boxes

Black Country Living Museum (BCLM) reminiscence boxes

Mindful Gifts CIC have had the pleasure in supporting the Black Country Living Museum (BCLM) develop reminiscence boxes which will be launched next week at the museum. If you work with people with dementia you are invited to the official launch of, the Reminiscence Boxes, on Tuesday 21 September to coincide with World Alzheimer’s Day. The event is planned to take place at the BCLM (10.30-12.30pm). All participants booked on the session will have the opportunity to explore the museum in the afternoon, if they wish.

These reminiscence boxes are sensory memory boxes inspired by Black Country History, available to hire as bookable sessions in residential care homes, schools and community groups.
Each box contains a series of objects relating to its theme, along with an operational guide to help the user create an engaging and inspiring session.

Pictured above: our first Reminiscence Box session, hosted in partnership with Sanctuary Care. Each box can be booked with a BCLM Historic interpreter to facilitate your session.

Our boxes are designed to work in a variety of settings. They can be used as part of reminiscence therapy sessions or can also be used as educational tools. To see if our boxes are right for your organisation and to find out how they can benefit you, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday 21 September to experience a taster session. Our team will talk you through how each box works and how it can benefit you and those that you work with.

To RSVP contact our Sales and Ticketing team on 0121 520 8054 (lines open 10am – 4pm, Mon-Fri) or salesandticketing@bclm.com. If you wish to inquire about booking for this event via text, please text us on 07520 632500 and a member of our team will get back to you.

Deadline: Friday 17th September at 5pm

– The Community Engagement team, BCLM

Have you ever thought, I wished I had asked a loved one more about their past when they were here?

Have you ever thought, I wished I had asked a loved one more about their past when they were here?

We often wish we had learned more about our families past and recorded these precious memories for our future families to read and learn about. Documenting our life stories is something that we all must do and the earlier we start to do this the better. That way we will have our memories recorded before they fade. For people with dementia, it is best to do this as soon as possible and will make an enjoyable activity to do together.
The ‘This Is My Life’ memory and story book is ideal for documenting life stories from childhood memories to present day and future wishes. The activity of completing the book can be an enjoyable experience whilst the end result can be used to start meaningful conversations with the individual.

Mindful Gifts Cic will be in the community on Friday at Wednesbury market!

Mindful Gifts Cic will be in the community on Friday at Wednesbury market!

We will have lots of nostalgic gifts which will make great Christmas presents. Also free activities for people with dementia! If you know someone who has dementia who would benefit from a free activity then come and say hello.

Regards, Vicki.
Mindful Gifts Cic.
Providing gifts and activities for people with dementia.