It has been generally accepted that both listening to and creating music can have various positive effects on mood and mental health. Incorporating music into your everyday life can help to: elevate your mood and motivation. aid relaxation. Shopping for vinyl records can also improve your physical health. BY walking to your favourite record shops, playing your vinyl, having a dance and changing your record all uses up the calories! Our REWIND shop in Darlaston, Walsall is now open Thursday-Sunday for your favourite vinyl records!
2616 people accessed our activities and we provided 2400 activity and support hours. Activities we provided included Rag Rug Making, Crocheting and Vintage Tea Parties. We provide 66 volunteer work placements helping to build self esteem…. Service User comments included ” The shop lifts your spirit completely and makes you go home with a smile on your face”… ” We have a lot of laughs and recall a lot of good memories” …
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.