Activity & Reminiscence Handbook Hundreds of Ideas in 52 Weekly Sessions

Original ideas for a whole year

This comprehensive guide provides a bumper book of original resource material for reminiscence and activities with older people for a whole year!

52 sections for each week of the year

Containing 52 sections of ideas and resource materials for each week of the year, this is an invaluable resource for activity organisers and group leaders in residential, day programs and hospitals, and for anyone working with older people.

Themes for each week

There is a theme for each week, eg. Animals and pets, with corresponding ideas for social events, reminiscence, exercises and games, quizzes, art and crafts, as well as 'this week in history', good ideas', 'discussion topics', 'homework' and the option to personalise the week by recording local anniversaries and events alongside personal landmarks and details.

Easy to implement activities 

The ideas are easy to use and are relevant for both groups and individuals, including those with mental health and cognitive problems. Some activities require some physical effort, others mental effort, but they are all adaptable to be fun and achievable.

Learn about reminiscence guidelines

This book also includes an introduction to the nature and value of reminiscence and activities and guidelines on 'how to do it'.


  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Routledge; 1st edition (February 1, 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0863884431
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0863884436
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.12 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.46 x 0.75 x 11.65 inches