Connecting across the generations can be a challenge. Many Happy Returns Chatterbox 1940s and 1950s card games use carefully selected images in a game that engages children and adults with older people and makes conversation between the generation easier.
Each box contains cards with carefully researched photographs of everyday items and subjects from the decade (eg 1940s for sharing with people in their 70s today), such as playing around, life at home and at school, hairdos and housework, toys and TV. Brief descriptions and questions help make conversation, sharing and enjoying people’s memories of past decades easy, fun and revealing.
Founded in 2008, Chatterbox reminiscence conversation cards can be found in care homes, families, hospitals, day centres, schools and memory cafés across the UK and North America.
For more information see: http://www.manyhappyreturns.org/
Recommended by Andy Bradley