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Older People explore their Creativity this Summer

Age Friendly Ireland | National

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Older adults are given an opportunity to develop their creative talents through a partnership programme between Age Friendly Ireland and Creative Ireland Programme, delivering creative initiatives to support health and wellbeing in older age.

Over this summer and autumn, older people across the country will have the opportunity to take part in new creative initiatives that are being delivered by Age Friendly Ireland. Creative Ireland Programme is funding the initiatives which respond to research on the value of creative engagement for older people’s health and wellbeing.

The regional initiatives were developed in consultation with Older People’s Councils, which are established citizen structures under the national Age Friendly Programme.  The initiatives will be open to all older people in the community to take part allowing them sample diverse forms of creative engagement.

The six regional initiatives are being delivered by creative partners who were selected following an open call earlier this year: Music Network, Creative Lives, Music Alive, Age & Opportunity, Munster Academy of Dance and artist facilitator Rachel Lartey.

 

You can read the full press release by clicking here

 

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