GoGro CIC will be working with older people to bring nostalgic recipes back to life in front of their eyes, whilst
recording the fascinating memories and stories brought on by the tastes and smells! We know that there are
many older people who are isolated and lonely, we also know that dementia and depression affect a high
proportion of residents over 55. There is evidence that nostalgia can help people with dementia and other agerelated mental health issues, by increasing self-esteem and social connectedness. By bringing old recipes back to
life and listening to stories, GoGro hope to improve peoples mental health, see new friendships form and create a
space where information about local services can be shared and valuable stories recorded for the future.