The Sporting Memories Foundation Join Local Care Home Residents for a Trip Down Memory Lane

Staff and residents at Barchester’s Southgate Beaumont Care Community in Enfield were delighted to be part of a project with The Sporting Memories Foundation for sporting memory sessions and a trip down memory lane to mark 10 years of uniting people through sport.

The Sporting Memories Foundation is a charitable organisation that was set up over a decade ago. They use the power of remembering and talking about sport, along with physical exercise to tackle dementia, depressions and loneliness.

General Manager, Beatrice Godfrey, said: “We are very grateful to the Sporting Memories Foundation for all their support. It was lovely to hear residents reminisce about their sporting memories from yesteryear recounting stories from memorable games they have attended to the sports they played themselves.”

Zoe Grindley, Life enrichment coordinator at Southgate Beaumont said: “We were delighted to be involved. The kits they have sent us are great. They have given us some wonderful tools to help with gentle exercise as well as beautiful photos of sporting activities to stimulate memories of times gone by.“

Marjorie Taylor, resident at Southgate Beaumont: “It was great looking at the photos as it reminded me of so many childhood memories. My family were big Tottenham Hotspurs fans and it bought it all back to me and the time we spent down the lane.” “ We spent the afternoon sharing tales and funny stories. The team at Southgate Beaumont always arrange really interesting events, there is always plenty to do.”

 

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