Nursing Homes Workshops

All our work follows a proven model of group storytelling sessions and personal writing. We always have a published outcome, whether it is booklet of small memories, a book of collected stories, or a personal memoir.


In nursing homes, we work closely with Directors of Nursing and their Activities teams to create bespoke workshops for residents. We work with different groups, in some cases we help and facilitate personal lifewriting. For other groups, we work through active listening and guided storytelling; we record and transcribe life stories, which are available within the nursing home, and also for family and friends of the authors.


Sample Publications

Each workshop series culminates in the publication of a booklet of short stories or poems illustrating life stories. These booklets are available within the nursing home, and for family members and friends.

Stories & Poems

  • I think it is a very beneficial group, I have seen the progress in all our residents; some of them used to write but seemed to have given it up over time so it was nice to see them back into the writing world and for people that haven’t written before, it’s a new hobby and all our residents enjoy the sessions very much. I love the idea of having the book at the end to show them something that they’ve achieved and also they have something to show their families.

    Nicola Byrne Activities Team Member, Care Choice Nursing Home, Malahide Road
  • Thanks to Silver Thread for the wonderful work that has been done. "Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory".

    Camillus Cooke Director of Nursing, St. Gabriel’s Nursing Home
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