On Tuesday 10 May, 11am, West Cork Arts Centre invites people with dementia, their professional and /or family carers to visit your local art space, to look and experiment with others in a safe and welcoming environment . These specially designed sessions offer something new, which includes people with dementia, family members and carers into Uillinn, West Cork’s new arts facility.

Our team of facilitators are very experienced in both care and arts professions. They create a warm atmosphere that encourages meaningful interactions where every person gets to enjoy the engagement at their own pace. Participants can expect a seated tour of the gallery where time is given to looking and experiencing the artwork and the many wonderful views from the building. Sessions might also include sharing of stories, singing, making of artwork in the workspace and a shared cup of tea.

If you are thinking of coming along, you can talk through any ideas, thoughts or concerns with the facilitators before your visit.

Service is €10 per pair and includes suitable refreshments. The service is free to Arts for Health participants.
Call 028 22090 or email justine@westcorkartscentre.com
*Please note that the date has change from previously advertised 17 May

In the Picture is part of Arts for Health Partnership
Arts for Health partnership programme is based in West Cork and provides a managed and integrated arts programme for older people in healthcare settings. Managed by West Cork Arts Centre, Arts for Health runs all year round and is delivered by team of professional artists from different disciplines. It takes place in five Community Hospitals, Bantry General Hospital Care of the Elderly Unit and five Day Care. The partners comprise West Cork Arts Centre, Cork County Council, Cork Education & Training Board and the HSE. The HSE is represented through the Cork Arts + Health Programme, the Communications Department, Health Promotion Department, the Nursing Directors of Community Hospitals and the Day Care Centres, West Cork.


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