Reminiscence is a free-flowing process of thinking or talking about one’s experiences in order to reflect on and recapture significant events of a lifetime.
We all live in the present, yet we still carry our “past” selves with us throughout our lives. We are part of a rich history that needs to be shared and preserved.
The stories we tell about our lives are also important sources of self-identity and enable us to explore and relate our past to the present.
Older people often lose what has defined them: family, spouses, friends, careers, and their homes. They need to remember who they were to help define who they are today.
Reminiscence offers a chance to re-examine one’s life, pursue remote memories, recall past events and accomplishments, and seek personal validation.
You will find some PowerPoint presentations are to be used in conjunction with PowerPoint notes to assist you in running a reminiscence / discussion afternoon.
Tip: If there are videos in the presentation, it maybe best if you open them prior to your presentation and keep them minimised in the background to shorten opening time when the link is clicked.
Most will have Microsoft Office PowerPoint on their computers, if you do not you may still view these presentations if you download PowerPoint Viewer from here, free from the Microsoft website.
Click on the images below to view the presentation. If presentation does not open straight away you may need to save it first.
When you connect your laptop computer to a television or projector you will be able to scroll through the slides as normal by pressing the enter key on your laptop. When viewing presentation ensure it is set to slideshow mode.
To view our files please make sure you have the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader
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Click on the images below to download, along with relative documentation
The Flowers Set, The Wildlife Set, The Mighty Murray River, The Sporting Set and the Australian Animal Set should be downloaded and laminated, back to back picture with corresponding discussion questions.
Programs that have a corresponding Powerpoint Presentation – You will still need to print the original Reminiscence/Discussion printed to get the documentation needed.