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 email@example.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
Just some of the good things Mindful Gifts has done to make a difference! Support the environment: Distribute recycled bags made out of unwanted material (Friends of the Earth) Recycle and upcycle all donated items (95%) Promote unwanted items to be donated instead of going to landfill Give value for money and affordable items Promote a cohesive community Encourage ‘out of town’ visitors to the town Support well-being: Create volunteer opportunities Run daily activities that enable to learn something new, keep the mind active and encourage social mixing Specialise in meaningful activities for people with dementia Encourage social mixing across the community Give information, advice and sign posting about a range of health-related issues Provide a unique facility which prompts memories and a welcoming atmosphere to relax Provide a listening ear, help and moral support for people who are worried or are in need of help Safe place to visit Promote improved spoken English language