RESIDENTS at Alderwood Care Home have been researching their past as part of a Salford Museum reminiscence activity.
The Memory Matters service provides a mixture of photos, diaries, news clippings, displays and other assorted items to help elicit residents’ memories.
Rations, the War and how life has changed were some of the topics being discussed by the residents.
Roy and Rose Healey, who married in March 1956 and recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary, enjoyed taking a stroll down memory lane together.
Roy said: “I was looking at the ration book and we were discussing what it was like to grow up on rations. We used to collect green shield stamps and we’d spend hours looking through the catalogues deciding what to buy.”
Rose added: “We don’t know how lucky we are today with all the choices we have.”
Alderwood Care Home uses the Salford Museum service regularly, as the activity has proven beneficial for residents.
Cher Jarvis, home manager, said: “The service encourages independent viewing – so the residents do their own research.
“It’s a great resource to prompt conversation and interaction through recognition of objects that elicit memories.”