Uusimaa-region nursing homes, elderly service centres and war veterans’ hospitals will host a project entitled 100 Trips Down Memory Lane between 1 April and 31 May. The project forms a part of the Finland 100 centenary programme celebrating 100 years of Finnish independence in 2017.
The project centres on Hilda – A Trip Down Memory Lane, an app developed for the elderly to promote wellbeing and to improve the quality of life for especially elderly people suffering from memory disorders. The app utilizes both music and memories. With the help of the app, users can record their memories related to historical events and their own life situations. Thus they can share their memories with others and listen to other people’s memories.
The project will start from the Syystie service centre with a launch event
to be held at 14:30 on Wednesday, 29 March. The event will be used to introduce the project and Hilda. Singer Mikael Kontinen will be performing, and there will also be joint singing.
The project is carried out in cooperation with students of elderly care services at the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.
Read more about Hilda
Finland 100 centenary events and activities for the elderly (page in Finnish)