New Sporting Memories Session in Waltham

Due to popular demand an additional Sporting Memories session is now being held at Waltham Library on Wednesdays from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

Sporting Memories is a national initiative supporting wellbeing through reminiscence and Lincs Inspire host weekly meetings at Waltham Library; one of which was attended by Alan Shearer, during the making of his recent BBC One documentary, Dementia, Football and Me.

The sessions provide a relaxed and informal environment in which memories of sport are shared and friendships are established. Sport is something that many people are comfortable talking about and these sessions, although not exclusively for people with dementia, help to combat social isolation and are all about inclusion and fun.

Jennie Cartwright, Development Officer for Lincs Inspire Libraries, said: “The Sporting Memories group hosted by Lincs Inspire at Waltham Library aims to connect sports fans from across the area, giving people the opportunity to remember their own personal sports memories or the achievements of local people and teams. The aim of the national Sporting Memories network is to support wellbeing through reminiscence.

“This new session, from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, follows on from the success of our other earlier session which is fully subscribed. We hope this additional session will give the opportunity for more members of the local community to experience positive benefits to their wellbeing through reminiscence.”

For more information about our Sporting Memories sessions at Waltham Library call Jennie Cartwright on (01472) 323615 or email: jennie.cartwright@lincsinspire.com.