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Hirsch Lyons girls help senior with memory difficulties

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Pupils from Hirsch Lyons Girls’ High School volunteered recently at the Union of Jewish Women's brain boost programme for seniors with memory difficulties. This programme is co-ordinated by Kim Lewitte, an experienced occupational therapist in this area and a group of dedicated volunteers.
by Martine Bass | Nov 30, 2017

Kim prepared the pupils with an informative talk at the school, regarding memory loss and its challenges. Research suggests that brain exercises may help delay symptoms and keep the mind working better for longer.

The Hirsch Lyons pupils loved playing word games with the attendees and bingo was the highlight of the morning.

The pupils also organised a beautiful art activity for the caregivers, which included a caregivers' prayer by Bruce McIntyre:, "unknown and often unnoticed, you are a hero nonetheless... you rise to face the giant of disease and despair... “  

  

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