Museum Mystery Suitcase: Outreach Kit for Seniors
Seniors in assisted living or long-term care can engage with mystery objects to stimulate thinking and to spend time sociably with others.
Since the objects are mysteries, seniors don’t have to worry about whether or not they remember. Instead they can share their ideas and guesses in a judgment-free environment.
What’s in the kit?
There are five artifacts from the Lacombe & District Historical Society’s handling collection and one reproduction item. The artifacts have been selected to represent a variety of collections at the museum and to stimulate interest and discussion among participants.
THE KIT IS INTENDED TO
Offer an opportunity for seniors to socialize.
Provide variety and interest and promote well-being.
Share objects from the Lacombe & District Historical Society’s with people who cannot physically visit the museums.