This wonderful kit provides a stimulating program of sharing memories, emotions, and feelings that can spark interaction and conversation. Perfect in a group setting or in a one-to-one session, reminiscing is a healthy and pleasing form of therapy and the activity is designed to provide that experience. Reminiscence therapy encourages participation, but it is not necessary that everyone become part of the conversation. Supplement this kit and encourage individual and group involvement by asking leading questions with the use of sensory objects. Reminiscence can be facilitated through visual, olfactory, and kinesthetic senses. Familiar smells such as favorite foods, the smell of a woodworking shop, or the scent of flowers have a significant and pleasing way of transporting us into our past.
Designed to be able to be led by staff or volunteers using reminiscence and sensory associations.
The Art of Reminiscing Program Kit includes:
12 laminated leader art prints with recipes and image descriptions (can be used as a 12-month theme-based seasonal program)
144 corresponding participant memories cards
Corresponding activity resource guidebook including: leader instructions; questions and conversation starters; sensory associations and object ideas; activity ideas; and 12 reproducible corresponding participant coloring pages