Arts and older people ' Local Government
As a World Health Organisation (WHO) Age Friendly City and Nottingham City Council are working closely with the Baring Foundation and Arts Council England to use the arts to enrich the lives of older people. There is consistent evidence that a range of art and music related interventions are supportive in promoting and protecting mental wellbeing and independence. This evidence is incorporated into the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for Mental wellbeing and independence for older people and will be a key point of discussion within the conference.
Join us in Nottingham on Tuesday 5 September to hear how different approaches have been championed by local authorities across England and have resulted in positive outcomes for some of the most vulnerable in our society.
On Wednesday 6 September inspiring and innovative projects from the Imagine Programme will be showcased throughout the day. The day will feature the visual arts, digital arts, dance, music and performance.
Imagine has been developed in Nottingham by a consortium of partners over three years (2014 ' 2017). The programme uses the arts to enrich the lives of older people living in care.
Puppetry theatre performance Recipe of Life, commissioned specifically for the project, will be performed at the conference.
Learn from successful interventions and projects
Explore innovative approaches to improving the health and mental wellbeing of older people
Share best practice
Learn about the evidence base that informs interventions around arts and older people
Network with people who are doing this work
Be inspired by what is happening around the country and take this back to your communities