Throughout the winter months of 2014 and 2015 we ran weekly ‘Silver Screenings’ on Tuesday afternoons. Each week a different classic film would open with a 15-minute lecture on the genre or the social context of the film, etc. followed by a short period of reminiscing and then the screening. We received admin support from Engage with Age and attracted over 10 care homes with an average audience of 30 seniors a week. The caring staff reported improved positivity and clarity from those attending as well as an improvement in their own job satisfaction.
We will start a new season of weekly Silver Screenings in May 2017, supported by Specsavers.