An intergenerational project to bring children and older adults together to create and dance.
This report focuses on the findings from a literature review of what is known about the effectiveness of intergenerational practice, conducted by the NFER for the Local Government Association (LGA).
The University of Derby's Creative Ageing Research Cluster invite you to attend a seminar on 'Creative Ageing: Has our time come? Developments in politics, policy and understanding' with Paul Cann (Age UK) and Alexandra Coulter (Arts & Health South West). We've added years to life but have we added life to years? The answer is very mixed globally, with dramatic population ageing being regarded with scepticism, indifference and growing fear: as a demographic timebomb rather than a demographic triumph. But living longer could be a win for all, if we can respond with the right and opportunities to give people added life and fulfillment as they grow older.
Opportunity for Artists: Early-Mid Stage Dementia Training for Art Practitioners Monday 10th December 2018, 9am-4pm The King’s Centre, King Street, Norwich NR1 1PH This session provides an introduction to dementia, explores effective ways of reducing challenges faced by professionals and carers and how best to involve people living with dementia in creative activities. Price to attend is £40 Refreshments during breaks are included, although lunch will NOT be provided. However, there is a café onsite selling snacks and light lunches. To book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01953 713390 for more information. Please note spaces are limited.
This early-stage dementia awareness session will be delivered for Arts 4 Dementia (A4D) by Dementia Pathfinders trainer Aubrey Maasdorp, with arts workshop guidance from Imelda Dooley Hunter, A4D. The aim is to give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers, and to help organisations work towards reaching new audiences, making their institutions more inclusive, and increasing their impact in the community.
The theme of the next Age of Creativity Festival (May 2019) is ‘partnership’ but we appreciate it’s not always easy to connect with the right partners. Could the Age of Creativity network help you? We are seeking up to 10 people/organisations in need of partnership support. The theme of the festival in May is ‘intergenerational’ and we want to help you to create new and exciting events for it. Maybe we can help by linking you to organisations in a different sector or connect you to an organisation with a shared vision and a different skill set or pool of resources. If you have tried to connect and found it difficult or are struggling to identify who might be best to link with- let us help you.
Join us as part of The London Intergenerational Network. The network is a self-organised group for people interested in running intergenerational projects to network and share learning. Next meeting Thursday June 7th
Make it Better CIC Supporting communities to live well through the Arts. We specialise in running arts based projects and activities for vulnerable people living in care and housing sectors. We design and deliver training to help teams use their creativity productively. We work creatively with the care, housing and third sectors to provide outstanding care. We make resources and provide support to help people run activities in their communities. We are developing a forum for artists to support activity providers in the care, housing and third sectors. Come and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/105702876668525/
We are a cross-college research development cluster looking into 'creative ageing', based at the University of Derby. We are looking at five areas of interest, which will be developed into a research funding bid. Update: April 2018 We are holding a Creative Ageing Research Consortium Development Meeting on Tuesday 17th April 2018, with external partners attending.
Arts 4 Dementia invites you to join us for our: SYMPOSIUM TO LAUNCH A NEW A4D REPORT Reawakening Integrated: Arts & Heritage A regional programme with a framework to integrate the arts into dementia care services in Dorset on World Alzheimer's Day, Thursday 21 September 2017 9.30am registration for a 10.00am start at The Lighthouse, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG
Luminate, Scotland's creative ageing festival, offers a chance to celebrate creativity, share stories, and to explore what ageing means to all of us, providing a national platform for local creative activities by, with and for older people in Scotland. Companies, organisations and individuals are invited to put an event forward to be part of it.
Sir Mark Walport, Director of the Wellcome siad 'The dementia challenge will not be resolved by the natural sciences alone. It will also require progress in social care.’ What follows in this research and evaluation report, conducted by the Centre for Research into Reading, Information and Linguistic Systems at the University of Liverpool, deals with what cannot be resolved by the natural sciences alone.It concerns an intervention based on the reading-aloud of literature in a series of older people’s care settings, and carried out through the work of The Reader Organisation and its Get Into Reading project. It should be stressed that this is not simply a matter of reading to the people who attend these groups: the aim is to encourage active human involvement at both individual and social levels.
The Age of Creativity is a network of professionals and organisations that thrives by working in partnership. If you’re specialism is networks and your work supports older people to enjoy improved health, wellbeing and quality of life through the arts and culture, then your website could feature here for free. If you provide information on your website that our national network could benefit from then we really need to connect up so get in touch today.”