Memory bus is a hit with elderly
A CARE home has bought a minibus so its residents can travel down memory lane.
Prestbury House, which looks after residents with a range of care needs, including some living with dementia, purchased the bus to allow them to travel to places of personal significance to them.
Residents have so far enjoyed visiting Woodford Garden Centre, having pub lunches, going to church coffee mornings and to Paradise Mill and Art Gallery at the Silk Museum.
Michelle Walton and Katie Louram, leisure and wellness co-ordinators at the home, are responsible for organising the minibus trips.
Michelle said: “The residents were delighted to hear about the minibus and immediately started suggesting places they would like to visit.
“This has also prompted conversations and reminiscences with residents in the home who are living with dementia about places they remember from their childhood or younger years, many of which hold great significance for them.
“The minibus is a great way in which we can not only facilitate fun times out and about, but stimulate important memories for our residents too.”