The schools have broken up for the summer and so we begin a couple of months of days out, trips away and family time. If we are lucky there may even be some sunshine! Most of us have fond memories of family holidays and happy summer days, and thoughts of those times spent with loved ones can sustain us through lonelier or more difficult times.  Here at Strathcarron Hospice we do all that we can to help our patients live as well as they can and to make every moment count until they die. Our Creative Arts Facilitators Wendy and Laura work with a team of volunteers on a wide variety of projects, supporting people to reflect on their lives, create memories and leave a legacy for the future.

We will be hosting a practical workshop here at Strathcarron on Tuesday 22nd October aimed at anyone working in a care environment, exploring ways to support people to make memories and tell their story through creative activities. During this morning workshop, you will hear about the benefits of creative legacy and narrative activities and try some simple techniques to use in your care setting. For more information about availability and costs, please contact Dr Sally Boa on 01324 826222.

Memories are important for all of us, and none of us know how many memory making opportunities we may have left, so take the time to enjoy the sunshine, spend time with your loved ones and find joy in having photos taken together to remember these times by – don’t worry if your hair isn’t right, you’ve gained a few pounds or you aren’t dressed to the nines. Your family and friends are making memories with you and love you for who you are, not how you look. Make every moment count.