Seniors Reminiscence Sessions & Therapy Kits

Seniors Reminiscence Sessions and Therapy KitsWhat is reminiscence therapy?

Reminiscence therapy is an activity that involves the elderly in the active recollection of life experiences. It allows them to relive positive personal events from their past in a way that is vivid and engaging and encourages them to communicate those experiences to a listener. Interaction with objects and images from the past aids the recollection of memories.

You can experience reminiscence therapy in two ways:

  • Book a reminiscing session at Hurstville Museum & Gallery
  • Hire Hurstville Museum & Gallery’s Reminiscence Therapy Kits
What are reminiscing sessions at Hurstville Museum & Gallery?
In a comfortable and relaxed forum, this special program has been designed to meet the needs of seniors, nursing homes, organised groups and day care centres.
Under the guidance of trained Museum & Gallery staff, participants are encouraged to handle objects from the collection and share their memories of objects with other members of the group.

Access

Hurstville Museum & Gallery prides itself on its accessibility to people of all ages and abilities. Exhibitions and program rooms are wheelchair accessible and we have wheelchair accessible toilets and parking for cars and buses.

Booking details:
  • Bookings are essential. Please call (02) 9330 6444 or email museumgallery@hurstville.nsw.gov.au
  • Minimum 1 weeks’ notice required.
  • There is a charge for this service.
  • Refreshments can be provided for a small charge.
  • Reminiscing sessions run for 1 hour.
  • Payment can be made by cash, cheque (cheques made payable to Hurstville City Council) or credit card. Credit card surcharge apply.
How do I hire Reminiscence Therapy Kits?
Hurstville Museum & Gallery’s Reminiscence Therapy Kits are available for hire. This is a great way to bring Museum & Gallery to your aged care facility.

The kits cover three themes:
  • Put your Glad Rags On: contains items of clothing and objects relating to the often tedious tasks of taking care of your clothes.
  • Young at Heart: contains childhood toys, games and photographs.
  • At the Shops: contains objects relating to the experiences of shopping and socialising.
Each kit contains objects, photographs and a manual for therapists and activity coordinators.

Hire details:
  • Bookings are essential. Please call (02) 9330 6444 or email museumgallery@hurstville.nsw.gov.au
  • Minimum 1 weeks’ notice required.
  • Payment can be made by cash, cheque (cheques made payable to Hurstville City Council) or credit card. Credit card surcharge apply.