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Three Rivers Trust and Watford invite you

18th April 2018

Three Rivers Trust and Watford invite you to their Sharing is Caring, Prosecco and pastries exhibition reception at Watford Museum. 

As valued friends, colleagues and partners of W3RT we would like to share our amazing Sharing is Caring exhibition with you and offer you a free copy of our fabulous printed resource which also includes a full reminiscence toolkit for you to take away and use.

We also have a fabulous guest Speaker; Dr Marie Anne Essam MB BS MRCGP MBA.                                                                                                                                                  

Marie Anne has been a  GP in South Oxhey for 12 years and is  committed to building partnerships within the community which improve its resources and resilience. She is also Clinical Lead for Social Prescribing, which is essentially a way health services can signpost people to find the right solutions for non-medical problems, and improve their quality of life.

Date:               Wednesday 18 April 2018

Location:        Watford Museum

Time:              2.00pm to 4.00pm

RSVP:             Friday 6 April 2018 – Sarahhill@w3rt.org – 01923 216967 

A little bit about the Sharing is Caring Project:

Watford and Three Rivers Trust has been awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project to celebrate the rich, diverse and continually evolving heritage of Watford and Three Rivers. We planned to capture a social history of Watford and Three Rivers from the second half of the 20th century to the present day, engaging with older people to celebrate their memories, experiences and opinions. Individuals who attend the Getting Together Health and Wellbeing Clubs have contributed documents, objects and their own personal oral histories. These will be shared, telling the human 'story' of what has shaped their communities.

The Trust took six themes to reflect the different backgrounds, experiences, interests and cultures of the people participating: Work Life, War Years, Family Life, Entertainment, Shopping, Environment

In order to help participants explore the themes, the project will use memory boxes from Hertfordshire Library Services, which prompt thoughts and ideas and encourages engagement and interaction. This has a positive impact on peoples' health and wellbeing, helping them feel less socially isolated.

Visitors to the exhibition at Watford museum will develop a deeper understanding of the lives, experiences and diversity of the local community.

By celebrating this heritage and sharing their memories, the project has provided an insight into the lives of the people from the Watford and Three Rivers area. 

Please share with your partners and colleagues who may find the free the toolkit useful.