Memory Box starter packs
Working with the Memorabilia Pack Company we are pleased to announce that we can now supply special Memory Box starter packs to help your club put together your very own branded Memory Box.
Each pack will contain replica items from the 30s, 40s, 50s & 60s together with a copy of the Rotary REMIND Singalong CD and a guide to other items you might want to add to the box.
Starter Packs are available for clubs to buy from REPoD using this order form at £40 per pack (box not included).
REPoD's Memory Box campaign has been spreading out across the country with clubs from Lands End to Angus in Scotland buying starter packs to get their Memory Boxes off the ground.
Rotarian Bill Rucker from Roborough Rotary Club in Devon is the current winner of the highest number of donated Memory Boxes prize. He managed to retrieve enough reminiscence memorabilia from his fellow Rotarians to create three new boxes which have all been donated to Memory Cafes in the area. RIBI President Jim Moulson was on hand to see some of Bill's handiwork during a recent visit to the Roborough Club.
Memory Boxes containing objects from the past can act as triggers to memory and release reminiscences, providing a wonderfully effective therapeutic tool for people with dementia.
REPoD is supplying starter packs containing a selection of replica items from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s, together with a copy of the Rotary REMIND singalong CD and a guide to building your own Memory Box.
Mini Memory Box
We also supply a range of 'Mini Memory Box' packs. These are a shoebox sized box and include one memory pack at a cost of £12. Additional packs, covering specific decades and topic areas may be added to the box at the time of purchase at a cost of £5 per additional pack. more info...
Dementia Friendly Communities
Various bodies, both government and others are promoting the setting up of dementia friendly communities. To see what's involved and how you can be part of it, go to our dementia friendly communities page. You can also read this PDF document (1.5MB)
Service Above Self
It is with much pleasure that we announce that the Chair of REPoD, Dr. Geri Parlby, has been awarded the 'Rotary International Service above Self Award' for her outstanding contributions to the REPoD effort over the 6 years since its inception. We feel that all who know her will feel that this award was well deserved.
Hands across the water
The REPoD message is spreading and not just within the UK. Read this email extract from a couple in Washington DC.
Funding dementia research
The government has announced an increase into funding dementia research. Dementia research funding set to rise to £66m by 2015. - BBC News web site
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RIBI Conference 2011 - Speech
This is a PDF transcript of the speech given by Geri Parlby about dementia and REPoD's activities at the RIBI Conference in Dublin.
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