Tea House Reminiscence® follows on from our Winter Survival and Beyond project which was funded by the Community Foundation Merseyside in 2013.During this project, we developed a culture specific programme of activities which included Chinese films, karaoke, reminiscence with iPads, Chinese memory box sessions, games and a reading corner. The project’s success was marked by being shortlisted in the Older Persons Category of the Spirit of Merseyside Awards 2013.
The Tea House is a place for everyone to connect with old and new friends in a safe and friendly environment very similar to the tea houses in Hong Kong and China. With the serving of a traditional soup and home cooked Chinese dishes, many look forward to the sessions.
Di Burbidge, Service Development Manager said ‘The concept of the Tea House builds upon the previous work of our Dementia Champion in raising awareness of dementia and providing advice and information with regards to support services. It is generally accepted that keeping the brain active for example, through continuous learning and engaging in reminiscence activities can have very positive effects on a person’s mental health and wellbeing’.
As part of the programme, participants joined in an interactive session to enhance their knowledge of dementia and dispel some of the misconceptions regarding the condition. The session included information on the following:
1. Basic Knowledge of Our Brain
2. Understanding more about Dementia
3. Diagnosis of Dementia
4. Treatment and Daily Care/Support to People with Dementia
Rita Lee, Mental Health Project Lead said ‘The ‘Tea House’ concept provides the opportunity to experience the power of peer support. We would actively encourage anyone who is interested to come and learn something new or simply enjoy reminiscing over bygone days in a safe environment’.
If you or a family member would like to come along to the next session or would like to talk to someone in confidence about a health issue, please call Rita Lee on 0151 709 2643.
· An interactive dementia quiz
· Memory Box sessions
· Reminiscence using iPads
· Sing-along sessions
· Games including Bingo
· Light physical exercises
· Health information
· Chinese films and newspapers
Date: 30 Apr 2018 (Mon), 21 May 2018 (Mon) and 25 Jun 2018 (Mon)
Time: 11:00am to 1:30pm
Please contact Mrs Lily Lam at 0151-7092643 for reservations due to limited vacancies.