What is a Memory Box?

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The memory box located outside your loved one’s room is a place where residents can highlight and store mementos from the past. This allows them to locate their room when they see items from their past that are familiar to them. It also serves as a biography for our associates and acquaints us with the accomplishments and lives of the residents.

The following is a suggested list of items that can be utilized in the secure memory box. Please bring items prior to, or the day of move-in to help in the transition for your loved one.


If your loved one was employed, items that are related to their work life make wonderful additions to the memory box. Examples, a pilots wings, a fireman’s badge, a pen or pencil set, a favorite bow tie, cuff links, earrings, a library card, a compass, special pins won for achievements, or a passport from their travels around the world.


Thee photographs should be close-ups to allow easy visibility through the memory box window. Collages can also be used. Special moments and people such as: weddings, graduations, celebrations, favorite places, vacations, first house, parents, children, family, and so forth.


Sentimental memorabilia including military medals, commendations, old driver’s license, movie tickets or a favorite old magazine cover, a poem, a pressed flower from a cherished moment, a handkerchief, an anniversary remembrance, knitting needles, fishing lure, team sport memorabilia. Any items that give a glimpse into your loved ones daily life or favorite things.


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