Oswestry Library has launched a new collection of loanable objects for people with memory loss — and Coverage Care is delighted to have played an important part in funding the initiative.


The Oswestry Memory Loss Collection was launched this week by town mayor Councillor Duncan Kerr to coincide with Dementia Action Week, May 17-23.

The project will be vital to supporting people in the local community living with dementia and in recognition of this, Coverage Care’s New Fairholme facility made a donation to fund the creation of Shared Memory Bags, with additional funding provided by Oswestry Town Council.

The memory bags feature a 1950s/1960s approach to the themes of working life, music, leisure, childhood and Christmas and are available to borrow or reserve from Oswestry Library.

Other objects such as large-piece jigsaws, games, fidget widgets, therapeutic sound CDs, song books and conversation starters are also available to loan to support people with memory loss.

Imelda Briones, manager of New Fairholme, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be supporting this fantastic project, which will support people in our local community that are living with memory loss.

“These themed reminiscence bags can provide extremely valuable prompts for people with dementia, helping to stimulate happy memories and trigger enjoyable conversations.

We’re certain they will be extremely well used, and we wish the library every success with this latest project.”