One afternoon we created a Flashback Café for the residents by putting up art/ posters on washing lines from the year; 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s.
The images depicted family life, fashion, entertainment, Royal family and many other things. Residents walked around viewing the images and were amazed by the fact they hadn’t realised how much things had changed from one decade to the other. To help refresh their minds we provided them with leaflets which had a lot of information.
The residents were very fascinated by all the information and it even got them discussing about their lives. Many of them spoke about their childhoods and how things have improved. For one resident it brought her back to the memory of her twin tub which was the “best thing since sliced bread”. Everyone loved them, particularly because they went back under the kitchen worktop when not in use- which was very modern. Stories about mopping methods was shared and it was extremely interesting as cleaning is much easier now!
Flashback café was such a success that some residents stayed an extra hour as they enjoyed reading through the leaflets and wanted to discuss in depth about their past lifestyle.