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Making Memories Summer Day Out

31st May 2018

Making Memories Summer Day Out Making Memories Summer Day Out

'Embrace' is a two-year project undertaken by Catholic Care to respond to the loneliness and isolation of vulnerable older people, including those with dementia, and their carers. 


Piloted in the Keighley and Skipton Deanery, 'Embrace' Project Manager Helen Brand and parishioner Michelle Vink are working with students at Leeds Film School on a short film which brings together pupils at Holy Family School and older parishioners in the area.


Filming started just before last Christmas, and everyone involved in the project has become a member of 'The Team'.  Helen Brand reports on a recent day out that mixed business with pleasure...


"At the end of May, The Embrace Project's 'Making Memories' Group went in convoy up to the infamous Drop Farm Café on Haworth Moor.


We were a mixed group of 20 older and younger people and we shared a very nice 2 course meal together before going outside to take some sunny summer shots on the moor.


It was great fun to be able to get out of town as a group and enjoy a relaxed time together. Pam and Arlene talked about their army family childhoods in India – they have known each other for ages but only discovered earlier this year that they had lived in Pune (then spelt Poona) at the same time during the 1940s!


They recalled, ‘We had so many adventures out there, but we were really spoilt as we had servants in India.’


The group is always full of surprises; each continues to make interesting discoveries about the other, and as we keep up our monthly meetings our friendships grow."