Involving young players in football reminiscence

SCIE Social Care Online
Publication date:
01 January 2018


Sporting reminiscence can have a significant impact on wellbeing. This article looks at an intergenerational men's sports reminiscence group which ran at a day hospital providing therapeutic care for older people with mood-related or dementia-related difficulties. Feedback from participants, staff and boys attending the group was positive and the organisers conclude that the intergenerational approach to sporting reminiscence would act as a useful template for future events.