is a pilot project aimed at creating life story books within local communities. It offers the chance for individuals, relatives and carers to work together with facilitators over a 5 week period to capture memories and experiences and record them in a keepsake book which can be used by family members and carers in years to come.
An initial pilot project has run in Haslingden in May 2017 and again in Accrington in Nov 2017, the success of this pilot has prompted us to seek further funding to roll out the project to other parts of East Lancashire.
Over the course of 5 weeks, 2 hour sessions, participants will be helped to write their life stories in as much detail as they wish and put them in a book which can be embellished as little or as much as they choose. Although it can be a valuable and meaningful activity for those living with dementia, the sessions are also aimed at anyone who would like to create a life story book. Individuals can attend alone or can bring carers or relatives to help create their book.
We are also offering a 6th session with our volunteer amateur genealogist for those people who may want to go on to trace more of their family history
If you would like to participate or know of someone who could benefit from the reminiscence stimulation, social interaction and fun and laughter that is had at these sessions please contact Jan: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07464 072019.
Our 1st of 5 weekly 2 hour sessions is on the 14th Feb 2018 at Clayton-Le-Moors Baptist Church, Sparth Road, BB5 5PZ