Sing Ireland, the national group singing support agency, and Creative Aging International have come together to produce resources and best practice training programmes for musicians, carers, and health care teams working with older people. The Ageing Voices project invites participation in an online survey to map singing groups across the country.
Singing is fun, therapeutic, social, and stimulating. It takes place in groups, choirs, health centres, schools, even hospitals. Older adults who sing might be fit as a fiddle or challenged by illness.
There is great singing happening around the country. Sing Ireland and Creative Aging International want to find and celebrate this. They are setting out to help the people who help people sing, to do this as well as they can.
If you are leading or involved in a singing group, you are invited to complete a short questionnaire before Monday 7 September:
The questionnaire seeks to collate what is available and where, what you are interested in learning more about, and what type of tools or training might help.
Ageing Voices is supported by Creative Ireland’s Creativity in Older Age Programme.