Older People

Conference: Local Government, the Arts and Older People – 5 September 2017

Hosted by Nottingham City Council in partnership with the Imagine Programme and supported by The Baring Foundation, the conference will look at innovative approaches to improve the health and wellbeing of older people.

Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 September 2017


1 Day £28

2 days £44       

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App designer and app developer, City Arts, Nottingham – deadline 5 June 2017

City Arts is seeking two part-time digital experts, who will work collaboratively with each other and with the Armchair Gallery Managers on a project to support people aged over 65 living with dementia.

The deadline is 9am on 5 June.

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Free workshop with Age Action Alliance and Flourishing Lives – 26 June 2017

This is the latest in a series of talks exploring ideas and sharing knowledge across the sector. This workshop is for organisations who want to enhance their understanding of intergenerational practice and develop projects and opportunities for closer connections between people across the life course.

Jackson's Lane, 269A Archway Road, Highgate, London N6 5AA

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Early-stage dementia awareness training – 29 June 2017

This early-stage dementia awareness session from Arts 4 Dementia is suitable for all artists and facilitators looking to deliver events for people with dementia and their carers.

The session will be delivered for Arts 4 Dementia (A4D) by a Dementia Pathfinders trainer Aubrey Maasdorp, with arts workshop guidance from Nigel Franklin (CEO, A4D), and is suitable for all artists and facilitators looking to deliver events for people with dementia and their carers.

29 June, Garden Museum London

How important are the arts to healthy ageing? – 15 June 2017

If you work with older people or are interested in how the arts can maintain good health in later life, come along to our partnership event with RADA on Thursday 15 June at which we’ll be hosting an informative panel discussion on arts and ageing. This is an opportunity for you to bring your knowledge up to speed about recent successful projects using the arts to improve health and wellbeing in later life.

Concertina music grants - deadline 31 October 2017

Concertina makes grants of up to £250 to charities that provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. The charity is particular keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. Concertina has made grants to a wide range of charitable organisations nationwide in England and Wales. These include funds to many care homes for the elderly to provide musical entertainment for their residents.

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Arts 4 Dementia Drama workshops, East London – 6 June-25 July 2017

Working with director Ross Crosby, these eight weeks of free workshops at Arcola Theatre will use theatre, reminiscence and storytelling techniques to explore the mind and wellbeing.

The project will work towards creating audio content to be included in Arcola Theatre's upcoming outdoor promenade community production TALK, which draws together groups from across the community to discuss and explore wellbeing in the community.

Location: Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL.
Contact: Ella Dinsdale

t: 020 7239 4954

Bubble Theatre volunteers

Bubble is looking for people to support and participate in its inter-generational theatre project exploring the subject of Primary schools. Children, adults and artists will come together for training sessions, interviews and workshops and work towards a co-created performance piece given by a multi-generational cast and choir in late 2017/early 2018.

Volunteers are needed to

- Research a topic or conducting an interview

- Talk to Bubble about your experience of working in primary education

- Support an older participant to get involved in the project

Folk music for people with dementia, London – 10 May-28 June 2017

Arts4Dementia are providing eight workshops of music, singing and dancing for people with dementia and their carers at St Mary The Boltons, Kensington, London SW10 9TB.

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LAHF partners with Great Ormond Street Hospital and RADA

For Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2017, LAHF is exploring how the arts and creativity can have a considerable role in enhancing our health and wellbeing throughout the life course. With the resources, support and buy-in from key decision makers, the arts can realise their potential to generate wellbeing, improve our health and social care services, and create a healthy, more equal society. LAHF's partnership events highlight organisations that are leading the way and showcasing best practice in how arts and health professionals can work together to achieve these goals.


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