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Art of Reminiscing Program

$ 3.00

Art of Reminiscing provides a stimulating program of sharing memories, emotions, and feelings that are such an important part of our lives. Reminiscing is a healthy and pleasing form of therapy and the activity is designed to provide that experience. The activity may be done in a group setting or on a one-to-one basis. Reminiscence therapy encourages participation, but it is not necessary that everyone become part of the conversation. However, you may encourage individual and group involvement by asking leading questions with the use of sensory objects. Reminiscence can be facilitated through visual, olfactory, and kinesthetic senses. Familiar smells such as favorite foods, the smell of a woodworking shop, or the scent of flowers have a significant and pleasing way of transporting us into our past.

Designed to be able to be led by staff or volunteers using reminiscence and sensory associations.


The Art of Reminiscing Program Kit includes:

  • • 12 Laminated Leader Art Prints (can be used as a 12 month theme-based seasonal program)
  • • 144 Corresponding Participant Memories Cards
  • • Corresponding Activity Resource Guidebook
  • • Leader Instructions
  • • Questions and Conversation Starters
  • • Sensory Associations and Object Ideas
  • • Activity Ideas
  • • 12 Corresponding Participant Coloring Pages.
  • ©TTrost Collection. All rights reserved. No part of this program including artwork may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the artist/author, except as provided by USA copyright law. Each facility will need to purchase additional copies of the corresponding 4-1/4” x 5-1/5” Participant Memories Cards for use with the 8-1/2” x 11” Laminated Leader Art Prints. Permission is granted for copying the Participant Coloring Sheets with images by staff for use within facilities.


    TESTIMONIAL: “The beautiful illustrations are just the beginning. The activity really comes alive when the residents get to hold and study their own copy of the artwork while discussing the image questions and conversation starters that are included and smelling the different items that correspond to the pictures. This makes the kit not only successful with the residents, but easy for anyone to lead a small group or one on one activity. Everything has been laid out with easy to follow instructions and every sense is awakened through this unique program.” -Sunrise of Golden Valley