Remembering Home: A Workshop for Older Adults
For some seniors, all it takes is one look at a cast-iron meat-grinder, and they can smell their mother's hamburg cooking. For others, a pair of ice tongs produce visions of the ice delivery man doling out ice chips to neighborhood kids on a summer day. Objects are universal because they invoke memories of every day life--memories we might not even know we have.
This workshop brings together a collection of twentieth-century objects and images, and a group of older adults. A Historic New England facilitator provides historic context, and invites participants to share their memories in a friendly workshop environment. Participants are invited to record their memories in a creative writing format. See an example created by a participant in our pilot program.
Historic New England is bringing this program to communities across New England. Contact us if you would like to host a workshop at your community center or senior residence facility.