Using sporting memories and physical activity, we tackle loneliness, low mood and dementia

Digital Sporting Pink

How to register for the digital version of our Sporting Pink publication.

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Author: John Dyer

One-to-one reminiscence videos

A short film looking at reminiscence over the telephone, with guidance and tips on using simple audio contact and suggestions for resources. This is followed by our one-to-one reminiscence training video.

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Author: Helen Johnston

Steps for Sporting Memories

A virtual walking route that stretches for 13.1 miles (or 30,731 steps). You decide how far you would like to walk and when, collecting medals as you go. Set out on your own, or invite friends! Along the way, you will meet and learn more about some of our greatest names in athletics.

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Author: Helen Johnston

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The 'Sporting Memories' radio series

Appearing on talkSPORT national radio, Club members recall their own special Sporting Memories in a unique series funded by the Audio Content Fund and produced by Tongue Tied Productions.

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Author: Helen Johnston

PFA Practical Guide to Living with Dementia

Football chiefs from the Professional Footballers' Association teamed up with the Sporting Memories Foundation and researchers from the Centre for Dementia Research at Leeds Beckett University to produce a guide to help former players diagnosed with dementia.

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Sporting Memories Weekly

Welcome to 'Sporting Memories Weekly' - our video broadcast bringing you sporting reminiscence, features, exercise tips and more. You may even recognise a few of our contributors!

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Author: Helen Johnston

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  • Blog: Keeping in touch the tech-savvy way

    Group Delivery and Practice Coordinator Jim charts the journey of bringing Club members together online since the suspension of Clubs – from initial scepticism to some very positive outcomes. Read more

  • Walking the Run!

    Father and son team Peter and Stephen Halkett are together helping to fundraise for Sporting Memories. Stephen by running 13.1 miles, and Peter by walking the same distance. They plan to finish together on 13 September, the day of the Official Virtual Great North Run. Read more

What's happening

  • Steps for Sporting Memories

    A virtual walking route that stretches for 13.1 miles (or 30,731 steps). You decide how far you would like to walk and when, collecting medals as you go. Set out on your own, or invite friends! Along the way, you will meet and learn more about some of our greatest names in athletics. Read more

  • Take part in the Virtual Great North Run and help tackle social isolation

    How you can fundraise for Sporting Memories in the Virtual Great North Run, on 13 September 2020. Read more

  • What we do

    We are Sporting Memories. We are dedicated to bringing together older adults to talk about and remember sport. Through the power of sport we tackle social isolation. We help to increase the well-being of those living with low mood, dementia and other conditions. Read more