Arts Council of Wales | Arts and Older People Conference

Arts and Older People Conference

The Arts and Older People Conference was held on 6 April 2017 at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff.

What was the Arts and Older People Conference?

The Arts and Older People Conference aimed to discuss:

  • How can arts activities support the creation of age friendly communities?
  • How can creativity help older people to live well and enjoy later life?

It demonstrated how effective arts activity can help achieve improved well-being; mitigating isolation and loneliness in older people and contributing to the outcomes sought through the Social Services and Well-being Act.

The event was organised by Arts Council of Wales in association with Age Cymru and with support from the Baring Foundation.

Presentations from the Conference

We have recorded some presentations to be presented here as videos. These include:

  • Welcome and introduction - Dr Phil George, Chair, Arts Council of Wales
  • Celebrating creative ageing; Gwanwyn Festival - Emma Robinson, Age Cymru.
  • Wales' Age Friendly Culture Network - Sharon Ford, National Museum Wales and Steve Huxton, Ageing Well in Wales.
  • Social isolation and loneliness– Example video shown by Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias
  • Q&A Panel - Hosted by Paul Cann (Campaign to End Loneliness) with David Cutler (Baring Foundation), Sarah Rochira (Older People's Commissioner for Wales), Phil George (Chair, Arts Council of Wales)
  • Address by Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

Arts and Older People Conference
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