Friends of the Elderly launch a reminiscence package of black and white images of Dublin.

The slides and photographs in 'Dublin Recall' show life in the city from the turn of the century to the 1950s. 

One of the reminiscence packages was presented to the Minister for Health Dr Rory O'Hanlon at his offices. He was joined by seventy eight year old Mary Casey, originally from Navan, who has lived in Dublin for fifty three years.

Together, they looked through 'Dublin Recall' which was produced by Friends of the Elderly. Many of the photographs depicted in the book were well known to Mary and triggered many memories for her. One such memory is the bombing of the North Strand in 1941. 

For elderly people, looking at photos which remind them of earlier parts of their own lives is a very interesting and enjoyable experience.

Anne Dolan of Friends of the Elderly explains how the initiative turns older people into living historians who can teach younger people social history in a very unique way. 

The Reminiscence Package is aimed at anyone working with the elderly and costs £25. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 20 September 1989.  The reporter is Tom Kelly.