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Reminisce Connect

Established in 2017, Reminisce Connect is an initiative spearheaded by couple Patricia and Arthur, to foster meaningful engagement and bonding amongst elderlies, their caregivers and care professionals. It currently offers two flagship programmes namely: Take off Your Cap! and Tell me Your Story Pa and Me!. Guided by the Curated Archives of Person’s belongings (CAP), the former is a 12-week group reminiscence programme uses role-play and artefacts such as photographs, oral history interviews, audio visual materials, music and art to trigger the elderly senses, stimulate memories of the past and encourage the elderly to tell their stories, voice their opinions and share their feelings. The latter is a customised reminiscence program for caregivers, volunteers and professionals to develop interviewing skills to enable them to better connect, communicate and document their life story. Reminisce Connect also worked closely with the Alzheimer’s Disease Association Singapore to develop the Journey with Arts and Dementia (JADe), a reminiscence and art engagement programme for their day care centre clients under the Family of Wisdom programme. Reminisce Connect also collaborated with learning institutions such as Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of the Arts (SOTA) to promote awareness and appreciation of reminiscence work.

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