A total of 17 libraries around the country have just received grants for activities that will inspire seniors to keep their brains healthy.
The creative ageing sector's response to supporting the wellbeing of older people during COVID-19 has been immensely impressive. However these organisations, like the rest of the arts sector, are worried about the future.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, with funding from the National Lottery and Department for Communities, is working across government to help improve mental health and wellbeing through the arts.
Public libraries across the country can now apply for grants to roll out brain-stimulating activities for seniors with movement and social interaction in focus as part of the project "Keep the Brain Healthy".
The Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin T.D. announced the launch of a new partnership between the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and Creative Ireland. The partnership is focused on expanding arts programming for older people as we deal with the impact of cocooning and social distancing measures in this challenging time for older communities.
A total of 194 projects across the country have received a total of DKK 19.4 million to carry out cultural, sports and association activities that can prevent loneliness among vulnerable and elderly Danes and promote better well-being.