Reminiscing about the past is such a powerful thing. It’s a great way for people to connect and get to know each other better.

The reminiscing group got together once more to connect over their favourite childhood memories. Meeting socially encourages friendships and fun, all while reducing people’s feelings of isolation and loneliness.

The group chose a beach theme this time, with everyone decorating their homes with sand pits and inflatable palm trees.

Many people talked about visiting British seaside resorts as a holiday during their childhood. Here are some of the places people loved exploring:

  • Blackpool
  • Burnt Island
  • Ayr 
  • Portobello
  • Dumfries

In-between lots of conversation, food and cocktails, the group also played games and wrote postcards.

Clair Harkness, service manager, said: “The group thought it was really good fun writing postcards as they felt this had become a thing of the past.

“Overall, It was a great get-together and it was nice to see people connecting over their fond memories of spending time with their family, building sandcastles, paddling in the sea, and eating fish and chips.”

Did you know?

Loneliness can be further impacted by ageing. Therefore, we work within communities, actively engaging and listening in order to understand the gaps in society and where we can have a positive impact.  We have a proven track record of tackling the root causes of social isolation, improving people’s wellbeing, and sustainably increasing community resilience.

Learn more about our community development approach: www.carrgomm.org/isolation-and-loneliness