Older people

Vitality – Movement to Music for the Over Sixties

Vitality – Movement to Music for the Over Sixties

VITALITY provides movement to music classes for the over sixties and those younger with medical conditions that cannot exercise or take part in similar activities in any other way. We are part of artsNK which deliver visual and performing arts projects, initiatives and events in Lincolnshire.

Armchair Gallery – Nottingham, part of the Imagine Programme (Consortium Project)

Armchair Gallery
Armchair Gallery
Armchair Gallery

The programme Imagine is one of only four nationally to be awarded money from Arts Council England and The Baring Foundation’s Arts and Older People in Care fund. The 3-year project will use the arts to enrich the lives of older residents, better involve them in the wider community and support them to connect with people of all ages. The Armchair Gallery strand of work (AG) enables digital access for older people whose circumstances do not allow for physical visits to world class cultural collections.

Geffrye Museum projects and programmes

Evergreens tabletop gardening, Geffrye Museum

For over a decade the Geffrye Museum has worked with older adults (55+) from the local community through a variety of projects and programmes grounded in strong relationships with local older peoples services.  At the start of 2015, the Geffrye was awarded three years funding from the City Bridge Trust (2015-2017) in order to build on the museum’s successes and deepen engagement with more vulnerable older adults through the Feeling at Home project.

Museum of Oxford Memory Lane and Movers & Shakers reminiscence group

Museum of Oxford Memory Lane
Museum of Oxford Memory Lane

Memory Lane
The Memory Lane reminiscence session is a regular group that meet at the Museum of Oxford to encourage older people to attend the Museum and share reminiscences around a theme. Some sessions are held at local heritage sites to tie in with a particular topic. The project aims to engage older audiences in Museum activities and use the material collected to inform Museum exhibitions and projects. The project began in 2010 and is now an established part of the Museums programme.

Museum of Oxford Recipes and Reminiscence intergenerational Project

Charles Stone, Museum of Oxford
Jean Gibbons, Museum of Oxford
Museum of Oxford

Two well attended reminiscence events took place, each looking at different aspects of Oxford’s food history. The second session took place at Taste of the Tropics pop up Caribbean Café in East Oxford. This gave participants the opportunity to try Caribbean cuisine and to experience Caribbean culture. For some this was a new experience.

Plymouth Music Zone

Plymouth Music Zone logo
Barbara singing, Plymouth Music Zone
CD Digifile Back, Plymouth Music Zone
CD Digifile Front, Plymouth Music Zone
David Clarke with microphone and earphones, Plymouth Music Zone
Plymouth Music Zone

Plymouth Music Zone is a highly regarded multi-award winning community music charity that uses the power of music to reach out to some of the most vulnerable or marginalised individuals supported within health, social care, education and community settings.  The organisation engages up to 1000 people every week with over 60 weekly music activities. It also brings people together through special projects, events and specialised training. It aims to reduce loneliness and isolation and improve people’s skills, emotional wellbeing and social connectedness.

Museum of Oxford Morris Motors Centenary Reminiscence Project

Museum of Oxford
Museum of Oxford
Museum of Oxford

To mark the Morris Motors Centenary (100 years of car making in Oxford) the  Reminiscence Officer at the Museum of Oxford teamed up with the Learning and Access Manager from Hands On Oxfordshire’s Heritage (part of Oxfordshire’s County Museum Service) to deliver a series of 7 Morris Motors themed reminiscence events across Oxford and Oxfordshire. The location of each event had a link to the car industry.

Hear My Voice, Share My Song

Hear My Voice, Share My Song
Hear My Voice, Share My Song
Hear My Voice, Share My Song
Hear My Voice, Share My Song logo

‘Hear My Voice, Share my Song’ was a unique pilot intergenerational music project, taking place in Northumberland Heath, Bexley. It involved children aged five and under and their parents, a local pre-school nursery, and older people living in the area. The project was designed to share and exchange the cultural and musical understanding of participants, whilst developing a shared musical experience between the generations.

Creative Gymnasium

Creative Gymnasium

Aim: To examine the benefits of drama and arts activities for improving and maintaining the health and wellbeing of people living in Coventry aged 50+

Funding: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Timescale: 12 months

Description of the arts activity

A drama intervention was delivered in stages over 12 months, by The Belgrade Theatre.
Stage I – Recruitment and convening of the groups of 50+ participants
Stage II – 10 week developmental workshops
Stage III – Public Performances at the Theatre and on location around the city

The Staying Well project

© Charles Round Photography, the Heptonstall Village Team Art Class
Staying Well logo
© Charles Round Photography, the Heptonstall Village Team Art Class

The Staying Well project was set up across Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council area in November 2014, initially as a 12 month pilot project funded by the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group.  Subsequently the project has been extended three times, currently until March 2017 with ongoing discussion about further extension, financially supported through Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group’s Care Closer to Home, NHS Vanguard programme and Calderdale MBC.

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