“Looja” is a non-profit organization with older people as members. The organization is located in the capital city Tallinn but operates all over Estonia. Its goal is to allow older people to be active, appreciate the lived years, remember forgotten memories and energise creativity. The organization begun its work in 2005 with the production of memorial boxes to save the memories of older people. These boxes were designed with symbols, items, photos and documents. Every box has an accompanying text which explains its content. The memorial boxes were shown around Estonia in many older people’s care homes and dementia care centers to be used as a vehicle of expression for the memories of older people. Even now some of the boxes are touring across Europe and give varied insight about Estonians and their history and culture. In 2009 with the help of partners from Kiel, war-themed memorial boxes were made called “The Young Estonian Man in the Great War”. A memorial box that has finished its tour will find a home where its content can continue to be of good use. For example war themed boxes are kept in the Military Museum of Valga.
Main target group: Older people in general
Desired outcome for older people:
Build and maintain relationships
Other Issues: Older people memory
Name: Leinassaar, Eha
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPreferred language(s): Estonian