Future of Age

Wednesday 26th September 2018; 13:40 (for a 14:00 start) – 16:00; The Demonstration Room, The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS

ILC-UK and Newcastle University are collaborating on two research to policy seminars, the first of which will be held on Wednesday 26th September and will focus on arts engagement and wellbeing in ageing societies.

Chaired by Paul Cann, Co-Founder of the Campaign to End Loneliness and former Chief Executive of AgeUK Oxfordshire, this seminar sets out three different strands of arts and older people work with implications for Health and Social Care policy. We will discuss the contribution of cultural engagement to resilience in later life.

The first talk, from Dr. Anna Goulding, from the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University, interrogates how patterns of participation reinforce social hierarchies and define identities in older age, with class, gender and ethnicity influencing the contexts and outcomes of engagement. The second talk, Professor Andrew Newman, from the School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University, will examine embedding arts enrichment activities in the Care Home. Our final talk from ILC-UK’s Research Fellow and co-author of ‘What would life be - without a song or dance, what are we?’, Sally Bowell, will examine the value and benefits of music for people with dementia, whilst also looking at the important next steps which can be taken to ensure that everyone with dementia is able to access music.

This event in open to all, and we would encourage anyone with an interest to attend this accessible introduction to arts engagement and wellbeing in ageing societies.

Spaces for this event are limited. To attend this seminar, please register via the button below.

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