Topics and Ideas for Reminiscence Groups
Down Memory Lane presents a wealth of ideas, themes, and prompts to hold fun, engaging, and successful reminiscing sessions. This second edition has been completely revised and updated and incorporates 50 sessions from the first edition of Down Memory Lane as well as its sequel Moments to Remember. The second edition adds an additional 15 new sessions, for a total of 65 themes for reminiscing and discussion.
Each chapter of Down Memory Lane has three sections:
IN THE MOOD offers suggestions for gathering music as well as visual aids.
ACTIVITIES provides short answer and trivia quizzes, guest speakers, memory sharing about an aspect of the theme, singing, hands-on activities, or listening activities.
DISCUSSION stimulates further conversation and sharing of memories.
New Down Memory Lane session topics: Camping, Cars, Christmas, Dating, Doctoring, Games, Hair, Marriage, Money, Reading and Writing, Relatives, Sleep, Sweets, Teenagers, and Weather.
About the Author
Beckie Karras is a music therapist who specialized in gerontology. She worked for 17 years as an activities coordinator and music therapist in Maryland nursing homes and as a contract music therapist to nursing homes, adult daycare centers, and retirement facilities in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. She has written more than 20 activity books, including The Amen Corner, Roses in December: Music Sessions with Older Adults, Everyday Life Trivia, Finishing Lines, Finishing Lyrics, and Say It With Music.
Down Memory Lane 2nd Edition written by: Beckie Karras; 2005
185 pages; 8-1/2" x 11" softcover book; spiral binding