Our reminiscence group Silver Foxes (aimed at older people)continues and welcomes new participants.
The group will be based at Brooke Mead Sheltered Housing Scheme in Brighton but is open to anyone over 60 years of age.
The group meets on Tuesdays every week from 11-12pm.
We will be exploring life memories, local history, trying new activities including boccia, table tennis and chair yoga to encourage participants to try new things, improve their memories and meet new people – oh and tea and biscuits of course!
We’re pleased to announce that Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is setting up in a new reminiscence group aimed at older people called Silver Foxes. The group will be based at Brooke Mead Sheltered Housing Scheme in Brighton but open to anyone over 60 years of age.
The group starts on 8th January 2019 and will meet every Tuesday each week from 11-12pm.
We will be exploring life memories, local history, trying new activities including bocca, table tennis and chair yoga to encourage participants to try new things, improve their memories and meet new people – oh and tea and biscuits of course!
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage created a magazine recently about Brighton and Hove Jewish history as part of our just completed Mazel tov Brighton project. You can view the digital version of the magazine here: 18-323-NC Hyman Fine Mazel Tov Brighton Magazine
The project has celebrated the links between Judaism and Brighton and Hove lives with residents of the Jewish Care charity run home Hyman Fine House, many of whom were born in the city in the 1920s and 30’s and remember it well, including shops, people, places and rituals.
The project began in April 2017 and ran until autumn 2018. The project celebrates Judaism through active aging, finding physical as well as mental ways to address early onset dementia.
We have done this through dance activities and physical workshops, whilst exploring Brighton’s Jewish history, with residents of Hyman Fine House (HFH). Dance practitioners have encouraged physical activity with residents and carers that celebrate traditional Jewish performance including Sephardic dance, the Hora, and Flamenco which has links with this heritage.
Through this project, we have revitalised residents, generated energy, uncovered memories, and explored city heritage. This project ensures generational memories aren’t lost to dementia, preserving physical traditions and movement; celebrating Judaism’s rich tradition.
Strike a Light will be running a free drop in creative activity at East Brighton Trust‘s Community Grants Drop in next month. Come along and find out about sourcing funds for activities and amuse your kids at the same time!
The event will be held on Tuesday 24th April from2-6pm at The Bevyand will be a chance for East Brighton community groups and good causes to get FREE advice and support on funding and resources that might help them along.