Football & Edinburgh Memories
Big Hearts’ reminiscence programme is designed to help older people recall fond memories from the past, using a set of archived images and themed memorabilia.
By stimulating memories and sharing stories, our weekly groups help build positive social connections between participants.
The project is running twice a week at Tynecastle Park in our dedicated community space ‘The Shed’.
- Every Monday: From 1:45pm to 3:15pm.
- Every Tuesday: From 1:45pm to 3:15pm.
Big Hearts’ Memories are led by a team of trained Big Hearts volunteers and welcome guests from a wide range of backgrounds, including people living with dementia, stroke survivors, care homes patients and over 65s at high risk of loneliness.
Sessions are free to attend and include a hot drink and a pie/cake. Access is via Wheatfield Street, EH11 2NZ.
Advance registration is essential:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- or call 07443 269 947 (Mon-Wed)
Football Memories, a pioneering project from Alzheimer’s Scotland and the Scottish Football Museum, was established at Hearts in 2013, gathering older football fans to re-discover iconic players and games. In 2018, Edinburgh Memories was set up by Big Hearts to include local and social history, and encourages participants to explore key-events and life in the capital over the years.
Big Hearts host 2 afternoon sessions every week, where participants are invited to sit around a table and look at photos, newspapers or listen to music and participate in short quizzes. Each session covers both Football Memories and Edinburgh Memories. Our dementia-trained Volunteers are on hand to facilitate the activities and support participants according to their own needs and interests.