Newspaper reading and talk at Bradbury House

The residents at Bradbury House in Braintree, exercised the little grey brain cells today with an afternoon looking through the newspapers.

The residents looked at what has been happening in the local community, and nationally as well, and discussed the articles on each page. It’s important that they continue to feel a part of the local community and understand what is happening in the UK as well as globally.

After that the residents and care team had a look at the Daily Sparkle. The Daily Sparkle is a reminiscence newspaper which offers an ever-changing range of nostalgia topics and activities, targeted at the elderly and those with dementia. The paper is great for group reminiscence discussions and at helping to build relationships between the residents and the care teams. They learn about each others past experiences and it encourages residents to talk and share memories. The images that are used in the publication help trigger memories, and it is full of questions that they have to answer as we read through, the younger members of the care team have a cheat sheet so they understand the topics as well and can help contribute.

At the end, the residents had a go at some of the quizzes in the back of the publication, these are all designed to prompt reminiscence as well. Sylvia was quick at answering all the questions!

Bradbury House provides residential care in a 17th Century converted building for up to 20 elderly people.

If you would like to find out more about life at Bradbury House and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5411 or

Bradbury House

Home Manager

Karen Thompson


New Street,

0808 223 5411
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