Creative Ageing: Has our time come? will introduce policies on ageing, health, care and other policy arenas and highlight the crucial potential role of the creative arts, and major impacts of participation on physical and mental health, including the important opportunities this creates. Focusing on 'Creative Health', the exciting report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, the seminar will consider 'what's next?' for advocacy and evidence.
"We do not cease to play because we grow old; we grow old because we cease to play".
From 2000 Paul Cann was Director of Policy and External Relations at Help the Aged, Chief Executive af Age UK Oxfordshire (2009-16), and chaired the National Public Policy of Age UK. His work with older people has focused on the challenges of poverty, social esclusion, dignity in care, ageism, and loneliness. Paul is Chair-designate of Entelechy Arts, Chair of The Rodolfus Foundation and Full Circle, and Trustee of Sound Resource.
Alex Coulter has been Director of Arts & Health South West (AHSW) since 2010. She has been working in arts and health since 1998 and was the Arts Coordinator at Dorset County Hospital for 15 years. AHSW is a regional networking, advocacy and support organisation with over 2000 members. Alex provides the sceretariart for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing on behalf of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance and is project managing the Inquiry into Arts, Health and Wellbeing.
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