BooM is a 30 months pan-European Erasmus+ project, funded by the Polish national agency, aiming at enhancing the availability of reminiscence-based, digital, informal adult education interventions for seniors.
Reminiscence therapy is the use of life histories – written, oral, or both – to improve psychological well-being, especially with older persons with dementia. BooM will design digital reminiscence therapy interventions for older people, and it will do that by working closely with museums and archives as particularly suitable environments where implementing such interventions.
BooM will particularly focus on caregivers and family members of people with dementia: they will be trained and provided with specific education and counselling. A toolkit will be designed, and it will promote adult informal learning about dementia. As a self-directed form of non-formal learning for caregivers and family members, the toolkit poses an invaluable opportunity for the learner to set their own learning goals in a way that is personally meaningful within their own lives and their contexts. This has led many commentators to suggest that adult non-formal learning can support personal well-being and happiness in the following way: greater self-efficacy; increasing confidence; the ability to create support networks; healthier lifestyles.
The project is implemented by a partnership that includes 7 partners, coming from 7 different countries and representing academia, NGOs, ICT experts and the cultural sector: COLLEGIUM BALTICUM (PL), project coordinator; ANZIANI E NON SOLO (IT); GRYD (UK); ELDERBERRY (SE); SYMPLEXIS (GR); MUSEUM OF SLAVONIA (HR) and DORNBIRN ARCHIVES (AT).
To find out more about the BooM Programme and to get involved in the activities please follow the link https://boxofourmemories.eu
BooM is co-funded by the European Commission under the Grant Agreement: Erasmus + GA: 2020-1-PL01-KA204-081598