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Sporting Memories
Mindfulness Meditation and Relaxation Sessions
Reading Well
Mood boosting
Pictures to Share
Discovering Memories
Reminiscence Collection

Sporting Memories

Chat and share your sporting memories with other sports fans with Lincs Inspire Libraries.

There are weekly Sporting Memories group meetings at:

Waltham Library
Wednesdays from 1pm to 3pm

It's free to attend

To book a place or to find out more call (01472) 323628.

Mindfulness Meditation and Relaxation Sessions

Every Tuesday, 1pm - 2pm at Waltham Library.  With Sallyann Marshall (Dip. Holistic Therapies).

  • Learn mindfulness meditation and relaxation techniques that you can use every day.

  • Friendly and welcoming environment

  • No previous experience needed

  • Suitable for everyone - sitting on a chair - no lying down or postures

Sessions are free of charge, but numbers are limited, so please book a place by calling into Waltham Library or phoning 01472 323656.

Reading Well - Books on Prescription

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and well-being using self-help reading.  The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries.

The books provide helpful information and step-by–step self-help techniques for managing common mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety.

Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia recommends books you might find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia, or want to find out more about the condition.  The books include information and advice, help after diagnosis, practical support for carers and personal stories.

The books are available from any North East Lincolnshire Library for anyone to borrow.

For more information www.readingagency.org.uk/readingwell or telephone Sandy on 01472 323620.

Mood Boosting Books

Is a promotion of uplifting titles including novels, poetry and non-fiction. Readers around the country have recommended these books.

The Reading Well Mood-boosting Books scheme is a national promotion of uplifting novels, non-fiction and poetry selected by readers.

People using the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme may also like to try some mood-boosting fiction or poetry, but the books are not prescribed, endorsed or recommended by health professionals. Mood-boosting Books provides crowd-sourced lists recommended by readers.

For more information go to to www.readingagency.org.uk/readingwell

Pictures to Share

Pictures to Share is a collection of books featuring pictures that are more likely to be understood and enjoyed by people with dementia. They are simple, clear and often colourful, with no confusing backgrounds or content. They are chosen because they provide an opportunity for telling stories or for linking in to themes that the person with dementia will recognize.

To find out how books can increase communication and combat isolation, go to Pictures to Share

Discovering Memories

Discovering Memories is a selection of books and materials at Grimsby Library to support people with dementia, their families and carers, including books of photographs and illustrations on local history, or different decades and themes.

Reminiscence Collection

The reminiscence collection is a local collection consisting of 6 booklets that contain local photographs and information.

  • Shops & Shopping in Grimsby & Cleethorpes
  • Back streets of Grimsby & Cleethorpes
  • Wartime Grimsby
  • Looks like rain
  • Entertainment
  • Occupation's

These booklets may prompt memories for older people with memory loss. For more information please ring the Home Library Service on 01472 323651.