OLHS is privileged to become involved in a project – organised by Motherwell FC Community Trust and Funded by bank of Scotland Foundation – aimed at older people who have dementia. Participants will be encouraged, through the topic of football, to share stories about their past.
The group will meet once a month, with pupils acting as buddies. The young people will speak to their buddies about common interests, ask about their past experiences and generally encourage them to share their stories. Highlights will be recorded in Memory Books will can then be revisited with help from the older person’s family and carers.
Professional training will be delivered by Alzheimer Scotland and Football Memories League for all volunteers- 40 to date.
Our hope is that a mutual interest in football will trigger happy memories and lead to enjoyable conversations between the generations! #pollitolhs