Older people

Life is for Living: Artistry in old age

The text of a talk given by Francois Martarasso at the Independent Creative Living Conference, Baltic, Gateshead (UK) on 28 June 2016.

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The UK’s Ageing Population: Challenges and opportunities for museums and galleries

The UK’s Ageing Population: Challenges and opportunities for museums and galleries

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing in collaboration with the British Museum has produced a report examining the impact of population ageing on the cultural sector.

Comres poll on impact of arts and culture on older people

Comres research demonstrates impact of arts and culture on health, wellbeing and quality of life for older people aged 65 and upwards.

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Evaluation: ENB Dance for Parkinson’s programme

This case study looks at the English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme, and why it has been commissioned by a Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Collected resources from NCVO Making Connections events

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations have have collated resources from their Making Connections events to give access to information and discussions shared on the day:

Technically Older

The Baring Foundation has published a report looking at some of the challenges in delivering digital arts activity with older people.

Toolkit: Singing & Dancing for Older People's Health and Wellbeing

Arts for Health Cornwall has created two toolkits to provide ideas, advice and inspiration to help care staff to begin singing and dancing sessions in their care settings.

Using a loneliness scale: benefits, drawbacks and good practice

A discussion paper from the Campaign to End Loneliness about the benefits and challenges of evaluating the impact of services and activities on loneliness in older age, based on their own recent publication:

The Arts, Health & Ageing in America 2005-2015

A Gerontologist review of progress made over a decade in the consideration of the arts as part of care for the ageing.

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