The OCCOA Reminiscence Group meets monthly to discuss interesting and stimulating topics that allow them to revisit earlier parts of their lives. Reminiscing is when someone shares memories from the past. As we age, sometimes people lose short-term memory, but are still able to recall older memories. The goal of reminiscence therapy is to help older adults feel valued, contented, and peaceful. While it does not reverse or stop the progression of memory loss, the stress reduction and positive feelings are very beneficial.
The Reminiscence Group typically meets on the second Friday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30am at the University Center in Gaylord.
“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~