Reminiscence is recognised as an important and therapeutic part of ageing. Through recalling past events, reminiscence encourages older adults to communicate and interact in a connective social activity.

Using a range of historical photographs and objects as trigger points for memories and discussion, a range of reminiscence boxes are now available for loan by aged care facilities and community groups in Glen Eira.

Objects and photographs can be touched, handled and passed around in a group setting and are designed for participants with a range of physical and cognitive abilities.

Box themes cover the period from 1930s to 1960s and include the following themes.