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In recent years there has been growing interest in the role that cultural participation can play in older people’s wellbeing and sense of connection to other people.
The Center for the Promotion of the Arts (Taike) received EUR 680,000 from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health to be distributed to the Cultural Well-being for the Elderly development project.
The well-loved Silver Arts festival returns for its 10th edition from September to December 2021, and will be presenting more than 30 engaging programmes in hybrid format. Presented by the National Arts Council (NAC), this festival celebrates seniors and the meaningful possibilities that they can enjoy through the arts, and highlights the significance of arts engagement in enhancing the well-being of seniors and people around them.
Arts Care, one of the leading arts, health and well-being organisations based in Northern Ireland, has been providing an online arts training programme to healthcare workers with the aim of upskilling staff and giving them the confidence to deliver arts activities to vulnerable older people in residential care settings.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced £110,000 to enable 12 arts organisations in Northern Ireland to deliver a series of community-based arts projects benefitting older people.
A total of 17 libraries around the country have just received grants for activities that will inspire seniors to keep their brains healthy.