The Age & Opportunity Engage Programme team is hosting a new, two-day Creative Exchanges course designed for both activity co-ordinators working in residential or day care settings, and artists interested in engaging with older people in a care setting.
The course will take place on Wednesday 24 and 31 January 2024 (10am – 4pm daily) at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
What to Expect
Creative Exchanges trains participants to plan and facilitate arts activities for older people. It will provide participants with:
- An understanding of the value of creative activity, particularly in a care setting
- Practical skills to carry out creative activities with people in residential and day care settings
- Experience of taking part in arts-based workshops.
The course is designed to provide meaningful opportunities to engage older people in arts activities and adopts a person-centred approach promoted by HIQA’s National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People (2016).
The 2024 programme includes visual arts workshops with artist Caroline Schofield, a reminiscence theatre workshop with actress Gillian McCarthy, a movement workshop with dance artist and chorographer Philippa Donnellan, and sessions on creativity and wellbeing and attitudes to ageing with Brian Dooney from Age & Opportunity.
Creative Exchanges costs €350 per participant. As places are limited, the fee needs to be paid in advance to secure a place. On completion of the programme, a certificate will be provided by Age & Opportunity.
View the full programme and enrolment information at https://ageandopportunity.ie/engage/creative-exchanges/