Program Details
November 11th- Veterans’ Day Military Memorabilia Exhibit

Create a temporary exhibit showcasing military memorabilia collected by residents who served in the armed forces. Display items such as uniforms, medals, photographs, and letters, accompanied by brief descriptions or anecdotes. This exhibit serves as a tribute to the veterans' service and sacrifices.

  1. Provide seniors with an opportunity to honor and remember veterans for their service.
  2. Foster a sense of community and connection among participants.
  3. Engage seniors in meaningful reminiscence and storytelling about military experiences.
  4. Promote emotional well-being and a sense of pride among participants.

  1. Preparation Phase:
    • Determine the date, time, and location for the exhibit.
    • Recruit volunteers who have experience in event planning and knowledge of military history to assist with organizing the exhibit.
    • Secure a spot that is accessible for seniors and suitable for displaying military memorabilia.
    • Advertise the event within the senior community and surrounding areas.
    • Invite veterans to contribute their memorabilia for display.
  2. Exhibit Setup:
    • Arrange for tables, display cases, and signage to showcase the memorabilia.
    • Create informational displays about the significance of Veterans' Day and the various branches of the military.
    • Set up a designated area for veterans to share their stories and experiences with visitors.
    • Ensure the venue is wheelchair accessible and has adequate seating.
  3. Event Day:
    • Welcome participants and provide them with programs outlining the exhibit's schedule and layout.
    • Have volunteers stationed throughout the venue to assist seniors with navigating the exhibit and answering questions.
    • Facilitate storytelling sessions where veterans can share their experiences and memories with attendees.
    • Encourage seniors to interact with the memorabilia, ask questions, and share their own stories if they have served in the military.
  4. Closing:
    • Thank participants, volunteers, and veterans for their contributions to the exhibit.
    • Provide opportunities for feedback and reflections on the event.
    • Collect contact information from seniors interested in future events or programs related to veterans' services.
Staffing Requirements
  • Program Coordinator: Responsible for overall planning and coordination of the event.
  • Volunteers: Assist with setup, guiding participants, facilitating activities, and cleanup.
  • Tables, chairs, and display cases
  • Signage and informational materials
  • Audiovisual equipment for presentations (optional)
  • Refreshments for attendees
  • Decorations to enhance the ambiance and theme of the exhibit
  • Physical safety hazards for seniors, such as tripping or falling. Mitigate by ensuring clear pathways and accessible seating.
  • Emotional triggers for veterans recounting their experiences. Provide a supportive environment and offer resources for counseling or support if needed.
  • Lack of engagement from participants. Encourage interaction through guided activities and personal storytelling sessions.
Expected Outcomes
  • Increased awareness and appreciation of veterans' contributions to society.
  • Enhanced sense of connection and camaraderie among seniors.
  • Opportunities for emotional expression and reflection on past experiences.
  • Positive feedback from participants and volunteers.
  • Potential for future collaborations and programming focused on veterans' services.

Program Type
Level of Care
Dimension of Wellness
War memorabilia collecting