NEW! Remote Reminiscence – free activity resources

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage are pleased to have launched an exciting range of free video resources for the project, Remote Reminiscence – Getting Elders online.

This project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, engages older people in reminiscence through a new, multi-platform resource, enabling them to access memories, share experiences and participate in lifelong learning.

Our new video resources provide guidance and activities for groups running their own reminiscence sessions. Presented by our Creative Director, Nicola Benge, who has extensive experience of facilitating reminiscence sessions, the videos focus on a range of themes including Jobs & Work, Childhood and Holidays.

These are free and available to all: You can access all the short films for this project on our new YouTube channel here.

Reminiscence resources for Remote Reminiscence project


We have created a series of free, downloadable written resource packs to complement these short films.

You can download all of these here and also link to related films on You Tube too.

Just click on each picture below to take you to each resource:

Housework Resource
Hobbies Resource
Friends Resource
Make Do & Mend Resource
Family Resource
Courtship Resource (Part 1)
Courtship Resource (Part 2)
Going Out Prompts Resource
Staying In Resource
Food Prompts Resource
Jobs & Work Resource
Holidays – Postcards Resource
Holidays & Celebrations Resource
Childhood Resource
Introduction Resource
Talking Stick Resource
Schooldays Resource
Food Resource
Remote Reminiscence – Resource Activity Introduction

We hope that our resources will be a really useful resource for groups, participants and families to benefit from reminiscence.

Let us know what you think!

If you use our videos, we would love to hear what you think of them and how you’ve used them in your activities – so please contact us to share your experiences!

You can also do this via our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Old photos used in the Remote Reminiscence project