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Rainbow Project

Age Friendly Ireland

Age Friendly Mayo

Programme: Mayo

WHO Theme: Social Participation

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Switching Off And Being Creative

Funding Stream: Local AF Programme Funding, Arts Office

Resources Required: Paid Staff

Cost: 500-1000


Age Friendly Mayo partnered with Mayo Arts Office for a “Rainbow making project”. Katie Moore artist demonstrated. Packs of required material were provided to those interested in participating. Project was aimed for anyone interested, however, the main idea was to provide materials to Nursing Homes, for residents to create a rainbow and display on the windows of Nursing Homes.

Aim of Initiative

Older people at home and in Nursing Homes.

Who is it aimed at

Older people at home and in Nursing Homes.

Steps critical to success

  1. Participation
  2. Positive feedback
  3. Evidence of rainbows being displayed in windows of homes and Nursing Homes

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Not enough material packs available
  2. Not all people have access to online activities

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Participants have an end product
  2. It helps to “switch off”.
  3. All necessary material provided

Maura Murphy, Mayo County Council,

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