Trisha Lewis has been working with the elderly for the past 10 years in the private and public sectors. In 2002 Hampshire Country Council commissioned Trisha to write and deliver a piece of entertainment specifically for the elderly combining visual and auditory triggers on a theme based around the 1950’s. Following the success of this piece, Trisha produced 5 more shows based around the 40’s 50’s and 60’s and became a valued contributor to H.C.C.’s ‘Active Hearts’ programme. Having undertaken Age Exchange and Jackie Pool training Trisha has developed and delivered reminiscence sessions with the active elderly through to persons with a dementia. She has also delivered training sessions entitled ‘Communication through Reminiscence’ for BUPA activity organisers/carers/relatives and ‘Reminiscence in Dementia’ (PACT/HCC) for Activity organisers and those working with the elderly in the community. Trisha Lewis graduated from Bournemouth University in 2005 with a BA (hons) in Communication which included a specific ‘training’ module in the final year. Trisha has a genuine interest in people and a slight obsession in researching the past – particularly the 1950’s. Born in the late 50’s herself she has a many recollections of a lot of years!
Trisha has worked in 100’s of care homes/day centres/ community clubs – private and council run – with close associations with Hampshire County Council, Bournemouth County Council, Colten Care, Sunrise Senior Living, BUPA, Care South, Sovereign Housing and a myriad of independent homes.
Having been part of over 1000 reminiscence sessions in many different settings Trisha has a vast amount of ‘hands on’ experience to share. Ho saving seen the highs and lows, positives and negatives and above all the wonder of the individual – Trisha is keen to share her observations and join with others on this complex and challenging coalface !