Exciting project for older adults came to Lingfield and Caterham
Tandridge Trust, in conjunction with Arts Partnership Surrey, delivered “Keepsakes”, a fully funded project for older adults, using reminiscence and the arts, in 2 day centres, in the District during early 2014.
The work took place in Douglas Brunton Centre, Caterham, in the North of the District, and at the newly refurbished Lingfield Day Centre, in the South.
The project used reminiscence boxes, created by Farnham Museum, to spark creative activity. Professional artist, Sophie Artemis Pitt, worked in Tandridge, guiding participants in creating beautiful, individual and unique books. Using ideas and memories generated from the reminiscence boxes, the creations will themselves become keepsakes to be treasured, and can be kept private or shared as the creators of them see fit, therefore ensuring a lasting legacy for the project
The work at the Lingfield Day Centre is a partnership between Tandridge Trust, Tandridge District Council and Arts Partnership Surrey, with funding from Surrey County Council Adult Social Care team, to promote independence and wellbeing of older people in the District, as part of a County wide initiative over the next 4 years. The work at the Douglas Brunton Centre, in Caterham, has been funded through Arts Partnership Surrey, of which Tandridge Trust is a member.