Chrysalis Butterfly Project - Reminiscence Learning

  • Day:Wednesday
  • Time:10:00 - 12:00
  • Duration:1 session
  • Start:28/04/2021

Course overview

The intention of the Chrysalis/Butterfly project (Butterfly Moments training) is to involve Somerset residents of all ages and abilities in arts-based activities to improve an understanding of dementia through innovative learning and help improve your sense of health and well-being as the county emerges from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This project will bring together people from across Somerset to achieve a greater understanding of dementia, while improving health and wellbeing by rebuilding abilities, knowledge, mental wellbeing, support networks and encouraging further learning as you emerge from lockdown. As a part of the community, we will help you to increase your knowledge of dementia, in a dynamic and innovative way.

As well as building on your dementia understanding, you will learn how to create and design an individually hand-crafted butterfly. This will be a part of a huge installation, representing the 9000 people (approximately) with a dementia in the county and will be part of a series of activities in July 2021.

The dementia workshops will be facilitated by Reminiscence Learning Tutors and community artists who will use the creative and learning process to encourage discussion about experiences during COVID, helping build confidence and skills, and strengthen your own support network. We aim to do these as face-to-face workshops where you will be able to socially integrate with likeminded members of your community.

Course assessment

Visual and verbal feedback

No Exams

Course progression

This is an introduction to dementia awareness; however, Reminiscence Learning provides a series of additional courses, both accredited and non-accredited in the topics of Reminiscence, Activity and Dementia Care. For more information, please visit our website

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Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements to take part in these workshops.

Learners must be aged over 19 years of age, a Somerset resident (B&NES and North Somerset not included) and have lived in the UK or European Economic Area for the last 3 years

Fee information:

The cost of this course is FREE
eligibility criteria applies

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