Projects with Older People

Date published: 21 Jan 2007

Posted by: Joe Pick

Group of older people dancing

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City Arts Nottingham has a long history of projects with older people and communities, creating participatory workshops that promote positive well-being, tell people’s stories and explore different artforms. Key projects include:

Homefront Recall

This intergenerational project with elders and young people involved participation in a series of creative writing sessions that explored memories and stories and culminated in the production of a booklet.

Elders and Dance

This project was led by two dance facilitators for a period of eight weeks with groups at Alexandra Lodge, Radford Care Group and the Indian Community Centre Association. Designed for older people, the programme encouraged participants to become more physically active whilst creating greater social networks and affording new opportunities. Its additional aims and priorities were to encourage dance and movement in older adults to support health and fitness, develop balance and co-ordination skills, and most importantly, be enjoyable and fun.

Download the Elders Dance project report.

For more information about work with older people contact Kate Duncan, Creative Programme Manager