The Way We Were
In this project, groups of older people from the Third Age exhibit artefacts from earlier times and explain to primary school pupils how they are used. Established in 2009, ‘The Way We Were’ brings history alive and gives students a new understanding of times gone by. We also exhibit our mobile exhibition in nursing homes and this has been described as reminiscence therapy at its best for residents.
Third Age Garden GIY
The Third Age Members Garden began in spring 2015 and celebrated its first year with a crop of vegetables – cabbages, carrots, lettuce, onions, potatoes, scallions, tomatoes – fruits: apples, blackcurrents, gooseberries and pears – and herbs. The initiative has been supported by the members of Men’s Shed and been enthusiastically received by members who are happy to buy the produce they have grown. The raised beds help with access, and members are very happy to buy the produce they have helped to plant and nurture.