The New Art Gallery Walsall is proud to be a Dementia Friendly venue and this week we hosted the launch of Walsall in Our Words, a scrapbook aiming to capture memories of Walsall from residents living in care homes settings. The book contains photos and stories from residents from Aldridge Court, Kelvedon House, Oak Lodge, Richmond Hall, The Cottage Nursing Home, The Arboretum Nursing Home, Waters Edge and The Watermill. This project was facilitated by the Care Improvement and End of Life service which offers support for care homes across the Walsall Borough and is a collaboration between St Giles Hospice and Pathways 4 Life funded by Walsall CCG. The scrapbook is on display in our Scenes of Walsall exhibition in The Family Gallery until it closes on Sunday 16 July.
On Tuesday we also hosted the Walsall Borough Dementia Cafes for a special reminiscence session and members participated in sharing their memories of Walsall and contributing to our display bunting.
This Saturday 20 May, we will be celebrating traditional toys with a Peg Doll-making workshop in The Family Gallery between 1-3pm, free, drop in, all welcome!
Image credit Emily Pardoe-Billings, launch of the Walsall in Our Words scrapbook