Deddington Care Home residents have been sharing happy memories from their interesting lives. The team at Featherton House Care Home near Banbury, often get residents to reminisce about the past and uncover hidden gems in the process.
Reminiscing about the past has many known benefits for care home residents, particularly for those living with dementia. It can provide a great deal of comfort, promotes social interaction, and encourages bonding. To help invoke memories, Featherton House has a selection of local history books, photos of the local area from years gone by, and even a few props. Household items from yesteryear often prove a great starting point for conversations about ‘the good old days.’
The very best stories though, come from our residents’ own lives. Watching their faces light up as they remember tiny details and funny stories makes reminiscing a joy for everyone.
Join us as we reminisce with Geoffrey Hillman, a resident of our Deddington-based care home. Geoffrey is one of our newest residents and has been telling us all about his fascinating life. He began his career as an extrusion technician at Banbury-based metal firm Alcan at the age of 17. Remaining there for 43 years, Geoffrey worked his way through chargehand to foreman, all the time increasing his knowledge in the field.
In 1959, Geoffrey was given the special assignment of assisting another company in expanding their aluminium extrusion operations. This company was based in India. In this video, you will discover how Geoffrey tackled the challenges of doing the job he loved in unfamiliar surroundings. He will also explain how air travel was a little different then to how it is now, and he will take you on a vivid journey through the places he visited.
This is Geoffrey’s story – in India.
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