A care home in Worcester, England is seeking pre-decimal coins to help jog the memories of older people. -Editor
DONATIONS of old coins are being
requested by a care home to help jog the memories of older people.
Staff at Perry Manor Care Home hope the pounds, shillings and pence could help their residents remember their earlier years and spark conversations about the memories.
Tiffany Thompson, lead lifestyle co-ordinator, said: "The idea for this scheme came about after talking to residents.
"To be able to see and hold the old currency once again will offer residents a fantastic opportunity to reminisce, hopefully sparking long forgotten memories, which can be
especially beneficial for people living with dementia.
James Wright, customer relations manager for Care UK, said: "We are always finding new activities for residents to take part in and we want to build an old coin collection, so
that residents can enjoy counting out the coinage to the value of goods.
The old coins were used before decimalisation in February 1971 to streamline the process of handling money.
Great idea. See the article for contact information if you'd like to donate. This is like the coin "petting zoo" discussed last week, but for a special audience.
To read the complete article, see:
Old coins wanted to spur memories for residents of Perry
Manor, Worcester (https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/17999339.old-coins-wanted-spur-memories-residents-perry-manor-worcester/)
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
THE ANCIENT COIN PETTING ZOO (https://www.coinbooks.org/v22/esylum_v22n43a20.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization
promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org.
To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor
at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
To subscribe go to: https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum
Copyright © 1998 - 2012 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.
NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS webmaster