Make it Better CIC Supporting communities to live well through the Arts. We specialise in running arts based projects and activities for vulnerable people living in care and housing sectors. We design and deliver training to help teams use their creativity productively. We work creatively with the care, housing and third sectors to provide outstanding care. We make resources and provide support to help people run activities in their communities. We are developing a forum for artists to support activity providers in the care, housing and third sectors. Come and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/105702876668525/
We are a cross-college research development cluster looking into 'creative ageing', based at the University of Derby. We are looking at five areas of interest, which will be developed into a research funding bid. Update: April 2018 We are holding a Creative Ageing Research Consortium Development Meeting on Tuesday 17th April 2018, with external partners attending.
Arts 4 Dementia invites you to join us for our: SYMPOSIUM TO LAUNCH A NEW A4D REPORT Reawakening Integrated: Arts & Heritage A regional programme with a framework to integrate the arts into dementia care services in Dorset on World Alzheimer's Day, Thursday 21 September 2017 9.30am registration for a 10.00am start at The Lighthouse, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG
Luminate, Scotland's creative ageing festival, offers a chance to celebrate creativity, share stories, and to explore what ageing means to all of us, providing a national platform for local creative activities by, with and for older people in Scotland. Companies, organisations and individuals are invited to put an event forward to be part of it.
Sir Mark Walport, Director of the Wellcome siad 'The dementia challenge will not be resolved by the natural sciences alone. It will also require progress in social care.’ What follows in this research and evaluation report, conducted by the Centre for Research into Reading, Information and Linguistic Systems at the University of Liverpool, deals with what cannot be resolved by the natural sciences alone.It concerns an intervention based on the reading-aloud of literature in a series of older people’s care settings, and carried out through the work of The Reader Organisation and its Get Into Reading project. It should be stressed that this is not simply a matter of reading to the people who attend these groups: the aim is to encourage active human involvement at both individual and social levels.
The Age of Creativity is a network of professionals and organisations that thrives by working in partnership. If you’re specialism is networks and your work supports older people to enjoy improved health, wellbeing and quality of life through the arts and culture, then your website could feature here for free. If you provide information on your website that our national network could benefit from then we really need to connect up so get in touch today.”