The Creative Life Hub at Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA), St James’s Hospital, promotes and highlights the creativity of older people, enabling them to express themselves through art, sculpture, poetry, literature, music and drama. The Hub interfaces closely with artists, employee groups, retirement organisations, charities, local community centres, schools and colleges, locally and nationally.
In addition to being a local resource, the Hub interfaces with the wider Irish society, acting as a model of how creativity and the arts can contribute to successful ageing throughout Ireland and beyond.
Areas of activities
• Art exhibitions
• Participatory art and music workshops
• Music performances in the atrium of MISA
• Creative lectures
• Art with Health and Well-Being module based in MISA Creative Life, in partnership with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD)
• Artist-in-residence programme 2020/21: artists are working with older people who are patients within St James’s alongside the patient’s families and hospital staff. The artists are creating new works to reflect their experience and those of service users.