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.
~ Nancy Hubbell, resident of Huntington Common Sunrise Senior Living
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 examples created by participants in the 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.
Sunrise Senior Living of Braintree
Langdon Place of Dover Retirement and Rehabilitation Center