This report presents findings on creative activity participation among older adults in Ireland using data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin, a nationally representative study of community dwelling adults aged 50 years or older in Ireland. The report explores a broad selection of creative activities in the context of social demographics, physical and behavioural health, and the impact of creative activity on quality of life, loneliness, depression, perceived stress and worry. It presents a unique insight into participation in creative activity by older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ann Hever, Mark Ward, Rose Anne Kenny, Siobhan Scarlett
The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing