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Memory Bags

September 25 2019

Memory bags are FREE to borrow from Torfaen libraries and are loaned for 3 weeks. There are ten themes to choose from.

Memory bags contain a variety of items to be shared and enjoyed. For instance, listen to music or watch a film together; look at old photographs and adverts and talk about them; or try reading some poetry aloud. people with dementia often have a far better long term memory than short term. They may remember a poem they learned at school and still recite it.

Smells too can stimulate memories and most of the bags contain scent cards with aromas such as fresh cut grass, newly washed laundry or delicious chocolate orange.

Contact information

Blaenavon Library – World Heritage Centre, Church Road, Blaenavon, NP4 9AS

Tel: 01495 742333


Cwmbran Library – Gwent House, Gwent Square, Cwmbran, NP44 1XQ

Tel: 01633 647676 / 77


Pontypool Library – Hanbury Road, Pontypool, NP4 6JL

Tel: 01495 766160



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