Crafting A Memory Board
Memories are something precious in our lives and we want to hold on to them as long as we can. Unfortunately for some seniors, dementia makes this difficult. Memory loss and simple problem-solving tasks become harder for them and affect their daily lives. To help with this, seniors create memory boards to put their most cherished memories and keepsakes down so they can look back at it and see it visually in front of them.
What are memory boards?
Memory boards are a project that helps keep the past alive. Seniors can reminisce on either a certain period of their life, or their whole life on one board. The fun thing about this is they can decorate and arrange it however they want. While also being creative, seniors can have bonding time with their family as they all look back at the seniors’ best memories.
How to create a memory board
The supplies needed for this little project are simple!
- Poster board of your choosing
- Glue or tape
- Markers or sharpies
- Photos (use copies if possible, to keep the original ones intact!) and other memorabilia they want to add
- Any other small decorations like magazine clippings or stickers can be added as well
After all the supplies are gathered, seniors should sit down with family members and start thinking about core memories that stick out in their life. If they can’t remember some, their loved ones can bring up something that sticks out to them.
Memory boards should have some of the fondest memories from seniors’ lives. Think of where they grew up or their childhood. Where did they go to college? First job? Married? Any items or events that stick out? Almost anything can be thought of, but those are your first steps in asking what should be put on the board.
Once everything is gathered, seniors can do this with the help of their loved ones and create a board that holds a lifetime of memories on it.
Reminisce Old Memories and Create New Ones at Encore at Avalon Park
At Encore at Avalon Park, we understand how important it is for our senior residents to have the best experiences possible. This is why our seniors enjoy different social and recreational activities each and every day where they can meet and mingle with other residents. We are also happy to help our senior residents arrange friendly visits with old friends and family.
While visiting with loved ones, our residents can enjoy delicious meals at the Marketplace at Avalon Park, a nearby innovative food hall and event space that is within walking distance from our community. No matter how they choose to spend their time reconnecting, the residents at Encore at Avalon Park are supported by dedicated staff members who are here to make sure they keep and maintain the connections that are important to them.
For more information on our senior living community or to schedule your virtual tour, call us at 407-270-7500 today.