Older people

Baring analyses its impacts

The Baring Foundation has published a document detailing its funding of arts and older people activity over the past five years.

Getting On details the Foundation’s efforts “to increase the quality and quantity of the arts for older people, especially vulnerable older people”

Salisbury Hospital arts review

The University of Winchester has published a research-based evaluation of the impact of Salisbury Hospital’s arts programme on its participants: the patients (with a main focus on older people), the hospital staff and the artists.

Winston Churchill reports

Among the reports recently published by fellows on the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust website include several exploring the role of the arts in supporting older people’s care.

New Canadian studies

The latest issue of Hill Strategies' Arts Research Monitor includes three Canadian studies looking at different impacts of arts on health.

Bringing the Arts to Life: A Guide to the Arts and Long-Term Care

This latest resource from the Global Alliance for Arts & Health, published in partnership with IDEAS Institute and The Hulda B. & Maurice L.

Creativity in Care

Nottingham’s City Arts has published an evaluation of its Creativity in Care programme. It highlights key learning from the project, which included an artist’s residency, mentoring for activity co-ordinators and several training events. 

Bringing the Arts to Life

The American Global Alliance for Arts and Health has published a new online resource aimed at giving examples of arts engagement with communities of older people in the USA and also offering guidance to artists seeking to work in this area.

Community singing and COPD

New research has been published assessing the impact of group singing on the lives of people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

The Dementia Challenge first year report published

The Dementia Challenge report describes achievements in the 3 main areas of the challenge: driving improvements in health and care, creating dementia friendly communities and better research.

Ageing better by design, Design Council

Talks from two Design Forums looking at how design can respond to the needs of an ageing population.

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