Life Histories Game- a game that helps people get to know each other
A board game that can be enjoyed by many and at the same time provoke memories.
This multi-purpose board game has been designed to aid reminiscing, individuals getting to know each other, facilitating the sharing of experiences and for people writing their life histories.
It can be played by 2-8 people, independently or supported by staff. The cards can also be used on their own or as an additional tool to the book ‘Writing Life Histories’ (see below) to inspire people writing their life stories. Benefits from using it include:
Helping to preserve memory
Maintaining a sense of identity
Integrating the past and present
Assisting with reminiscing and the life review process
Promoting a sense of pride that people have done their best in life
Providing opportunities for socialising and making friends
Promoting understanding of behavior and outlook on life
Sharing life accomplishments that promote respect
Providing references for conversations with cognitively impaired individuals.
This non-competitive, fun activity will become a well-used tool to benefit both residents and staff in day centres, residential homes, hospitals, activity clubs, or people being cared for at home and their carers