Members of the Nostalgics Group have shared their memories of days gone by for a new CD – ‘The Nostalgics – In My Life’.
Members of the Nostalgics Group, a social group set up for people over 60 with a learning disability, have shared their memories of days gone by for a new CD – ‘The Nostalgics – In My Life’.
The Nostalgics started as a Care Plus Group VIP project back in February, founded by Ellen Jebson and Fiona McDonald, Person Centred Planning Facilitators, with the group meeting every Monday afternoon at Queen Street Health and Wellbeing Centre. At first, the group consisted of 4 members, but has gone from strength to strength and now has 14 members. The secret is that it is has been the hub of reconnection, drawing old friends back together and providing the building blocks for re-establishing friendships and making new ones.
The Nostalgics Group
Ellen Jebson, Person Centred Planning Facilitator, Care Plus Group, said:
“The idea originally came from one of our workers who noticed that a lot of over 60s with learning disabilities were isolated from others. We formed the group so that members can talk to people their own age. The CD will be used to show what the group has achieved”.
Fiona McDonald, Personal Centred Planning Facilitator, Care Plus Group, said:
“The majority of recording took place over the summer and has now been edited. The recordings contain snippets about the lives the group had previously lived, their memories and what attending the group now means to them.”
The Nostalgics: In My Life is an audio-documentary produced and presented by Mike Cartwright from Sound School. It tells the story of the group through the voices of its members and their supporters. The full audio documentary can be listened to via the Care4all website by clicking here
Special thanks go to Ellen Jebson, Care Plus Group, Fiona McDonald, Care Plus Group, Mike Cartwright, Sound School, Jennie Mooney, NELC Library Services and of course the Nostalgics Group.
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