Do you work with older people in a day-care, residential or community setting? Would you like to find out how the work of Moving Memory - especially the digital element - contributes to the health and well-being of older people? Please come to a special demonstration and workshop on Thursday 14th September at the University of Kent, Canterbury.
'Daringly Able' is a documentary film about care home life, interspersed with stop frame animations created by staff and residents which celebrate their expertise and interests. The film illustrates how we express ourselves through our skills, and how inherent they are to sense of self. Daringly Able reveals how creative activities have a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of care staff, residents and their families. It shows our collective responsibility towards empowering communities in care provision and towards those living with dementia so they are able maintain a sense of identity for as long as possible.
City Arts is recruiting for two exciting new roles, App Developer & App Designer. The successful candidates will be working on our Armchair Gallery project, which has been developed over the last 3 years as part of a national Arts and Older People’s fund awarded by Arts Council England and The Baring Foundation. Recent funding from Nominet Trust has enabled this project strand to be taken to the next level. In 2017-18, our aim is to develop an interactive App to be used by older people and other communities of interest.
National Museums Liverpool have launched a new, dementia-friendly, House of Memories website. House of Memories is National Museums Liverpool’s award-winning dementia awareness programme which offers training, access to resources, and museum-based activities to enable carers to provide person-centred care for people living with dementia.
What role can the arts play in keeping us healthy, for longer? How can creativity protect and enhance wellbeing and quality of life for older people? Boost your understanding of how cultural engagement can generate good health in later life and support healthy ageing by coming along to this informative panel discussion presented by London Arts in Health Forum in partnership with RADA. The panel will feature members of RADA’s Elders Company, their resident theatre company for over 60s; clinical health psychologist, Dr Paul Camic; Co-Director of Salmagundi Films, Bo Chapman; and Artistic Director of Turtle Key Arts, Charlotte Cunningham MBE.
We are absolutely over-the-moon to be able to announce that we have been awarded nearly £90,000 funding from these two wonderful funders. The investment is to expand the way our digital kit, Doris, might be used more widely by older people and to explore the further creative possibilities of virtual reality technology.
Age Cymru is seeking twelve artists for the next phase of cARTrefu (2017-19) which will improve the quality and provision of art in care settings across Wales.
This report updates Joe Randall’s ground-breaking paper for the Foundation on digital arts and older people. Based on interviews with artists and ten new case studies it looks at new opportunities such as self-directed activity, personalised care and scaling up of work.
CITY ARTS is looking for a DIGITAL PROJECTS OFFICER to work with an App Developer and Designer to produce a high end App for older people, carers and health professionals.
The Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company developed Digital Doris to overcome the challenges older people face during movement-based workshops held in residential care homes and day care centres. These included physical limitations, like short-term memory loss and mobility problems, plus the venues’ limited space.
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Researchers at Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde universities claim that physiological degeneration in the connections between cells in the frontal lobe means that older people are allegedly flummoxed by new-fangled things such as taps that you pull rather than twist.
Arts Therapists & practitioners take your clients on a journey through world museums many of which offer virtual and online tours of their collections...
Nottingham’s Imagine - arts and older people programme is offering an exciting training session for artists and staff working in the care sector. As part of the Imagine programme we have been exploring the use of iPads to create art with older people in care.
Economic Foundations for Creative Aging Policy offers public policy ideas to construct positive answers for ageing populations. This
This evidence review is part of a series produced by Age UK, in order to provide evidence to underpin decision-making for people involved in commissioning, service development, fundraising and influencing.
This paper shows what is distinctive about working with older people using creative technology. It outlines some of that digital artists face, identifies challenges and how to explore them.
Care home residents participate in the Armchair Gallery project as part of the Imagine arts and older people's programme,increasing their access to digital arts.Care home residents have been taking part in the Armchair Gallery project as part of the Imagine arts and older people's programme,increasing their access to digital arts.
Art-based digital interventions have been shown to be beneficial for the well-being of people with dementia and their caregivers.
City Arts has been exploring digital arts with a number of different care homes in Nottingham over the last couple of years.
Photography and storytelling: people with early stage dementia's experiences explored
A unique project where people living with dementia and their carers created an animated film based on their experiences of being part of a weekly walking group
A update on digital arts and creative ageing by Joe Randall using ten exciting new case studies of developing practice. The report shows that digital arts have a very important role to play in self-directed arts, scale, and personalised care.
City Arts has been managing Imagine arts and older people's programme as part of consortium funded by The Arts Council and Baring Foundation. One of the major strands of work developed has been around digital arts. This work includes iPad Engage in partnership with We Engage, The Armchair Gallery, Live Streaming concerts into care homes from The Royal Concert Hall and sound installations utilising Bare Conductive soundboards and conductive paint.