Meadow Memories is a programme aimed at engaging the residents of care homes throughout Shropshire to provide a day they can cherish.
Using the huge impact sport has on people’s lives, the programme aims to provoke social activity and stimulate memories from residents to talk about their experiences with football and Shrewsbury Town in order to try and combat dementia. This is part of our efforts to encourage active ageing and social inclusion within Shropshire.
The programme sees former Shrewsbury Town FC players visit care homes throughout Shropshire and speak with residents about past memories from football. Along with this, Shrewsbury Town memorabilia is brought in to act as further stimulus for conversation among residents and to remind them of ‘the good old days’
Previous sessions have included appearances by former Shrewsbury Town legends, Peter Dolby and Ken Mulhearn who made over 700 appearances for Town combined during their playing days. They both chatted to residents about their time in the blue and amber shirt, brought along photos of some of the fantastic moments they had with the club. You can read a full account of that day here.
Meadow Memories Returns on 19th February at River Meadows! – see here for more info!
Any care providers who would like to become involved in Meadow Memories, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org