Join us at the monthly Memory Box session, for people to explore the past through themed boxes. The sessions cost £3 per person, last around an hour and include tea, coffee and biscuits. No booking is required. The sessions are on Monday mornings, 10:30am-11:30am. The dates for 2020 are: Monday 2nd March, Monday 30th March, Monday 4th May, Monday 1st June, Monday 6th July, Monday 7th September, Monday 5th October, Monday 2nd November and Monday 7th December.
We also run a singing group on a Thursday, once a month, 10am-11.30am. There is no charge and it’s drop in. The dates for 2020 are: 5th March, 2nd April, 7th May, 11th June, 9th July, 10th September, 15th October, 12th November and 10th December.
The museum has a series of loan boxes, for use by community groups, supported housing and care homes. Their themes include the 1960s, traditional toys, a night out in the 1950s, shopping and working lives. We can facilitate a session for you or you can borrow the box to run the session yourself. You can borrow a box for two weeks for £20 or we can facilitate a session for you for £40. For more information, contact Jane@amershammuseum.org
Amersham Museum has been involved with reminiscence work for some years. However, it is not always possible for people to get to the museum, so we have started a new programme of delivering reminiscence at home to people who may be more isolated.
This involves visiting people over a period of 6 to 8 sessions to recall their life stories and help them record this in a booklet, which can contain photos, documents and anything that helps tell their story. This will then be printed and bound into a small booklet which will be available for people to share with family and friends thus ensuring those memories are kept alive.
Amersham Museum are looking for volunteers who like listening and would enjoy helping someone create a Life Stories booklet. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and to be part of a community project, where you can help others and have a real sense of achievement too. Training and induction will be given, covering all necessary information relating to the role. Ongoing training and support will be available throughout the project.
If you are interested in volunteering for this project, please complete a Volunteer Application Form
If you would like more information before applying, please contact Jane Barnes at: firstname.lastname@example.org with contact details. It will be necessary to have a DBS check for this role.
Or if you think you would like to have your life story recorded and find it difficult to get out and about then please contact Amersham Museum on 01494 723700. The project is free and open to anyone who is over the age of 65 and lives in Amersham, Chesham, Gerrards Cross, Beaconsfield , Hazlemere or The Chalfonts regions. The same volunteer will visit you each time. They will help you tell your story, and then they will write it up and make into a printed keepsake that you can share with your family and friends.
We can also visit people in Care Homes if you know someone who may like to participate.
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