Older People

Agency to offer support for arts and older people

The Baring Foundation has awarded a partnership led by Manchester Museum £250K to create an agency that will advocate for and support the cultural sector to be more age friendly.

Arts 4 Dementia Conference, Towards Social Prescribing - 16 May 2019

The first UK conference on social prescribing for dementia. The conference will look at the evidence, the process and impact of social prescribing arts as non-pharmaceutical interventions for the dementias and how this can be measured.

Dance for people living with Parkinson's symposium - 21 March 2019

This symposium aims to create a collaborative forum for reflection and forward thinking based on the ambition to give everyone who is living with Parkinson’s the chance to enjoy and engage in the creative, dynamic and aesthetic experience that dance offers. Provocations, roundtable and panel discussions, and a practice-based research workshop bring together expert contributors and leading thinkers in the field to challenge, celebrate and explore. £25/ 40 Sadler's Wells Theatre.

Opportunity: bid to support creative ageing - deadline 14 May 2019

The Baring Foundation is currently seeking applications to undertake work as the future sector support body for arts and older people activity in England. This body will act as an advocate, encouraging awareness and innovation. Up to £250,000 is available over three years for this work.
Applications are encouraged from organisations or groups of organisations with a strong reputation in the field of creative ageing.

Professional Development, Create Your Own Work - 22-23 March 2019

Two days of workshops and the first day will focus on Vision into Action This course will include: Creative visioning and action planning, looking at the practical steps for creating work, applying for funding and how to market your project This will be an enjoyable, experiential and practical day, where you will explore ways of using your artistic and therapeutic skills to design and deliver exciting and creative projects.

Making music for people with dementia, Salisbury – 28 February 2019

The aim of this one-day training is to provide an introduction to musical and other improvisational ways of working with people living with dementia.

By the end of this training day participants will be able to:

Living with dementias: Enhancing lives – 4 April 2019

This one-day conference is supported by Created Out of Mind and the RSPH Special Interest Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, as part of the RSPH continuing educational programme on arts and health.

"Join us for an exciting day of presentations, discussions and activities arising from the work of Created Out of Mind, an interdisciplinary research team, funded by The Wellcome Trust, which aims to challenge and inform perceptions and understanding of the dementias."

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Living with dementias: Enhancing lives – 4 April 2019

This one-day conference is supported by Created Out of Mind and the RSPH Special Interest Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, as part of the RSPH continuing educational programme on arts and health.

"Join us for an exciting day of presentations, discussions and activities arising from the work of Created Out of Mind, an interdisciplinary research team, funded by The Wellcome Trust, which aims to challenge and inform perceptions and understanding of the dementias."

Read more

Press Play to Rewind online training

Musica Music and Wellbeing CIC have launched an online version of their Press Play to Rewind training, supporting care homes to use meaningful music activities and personalised playlists on a daily basis with their residents with dementia.

To find out more information about the course visit https://musica-music.co.uk/presstoplaytorewind/

Arts 4 Dementia early-stage dementia awareness training – 17 December 2018

The day aims 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. It is to help organisations work towards reaching new audiences, making their institutions more inclusive, and increasing their impact in the community.

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.

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