Active Soul: Start A Collection
Start A Collection
Think about items of interest that have been collected through the years. Many seniors have stashed away old coins or stamps or postcards. How about costume jewelry from the 1940s or ‘50s?
Perhaps pieces of the collection are scattered around the house. Make it a treasure hunt of sorts.
Next, decide where you would store this collection. Depending on what you have gathered or the senior has decided to collect, it may need a lot of room or a special place that will help preserve the items being collected. Think about different ways to display these treasures. If your senior decides to collect valuable items, such as postcards, he or she may need to consider a safe deposit box at the bank.
Or you could begin a collection that a senior would pass down through the family. Need help? Start collecting by visiting garage sales, looking for the items while traveling, researching on the internet or watching the ABC TV programme The Collectors
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