Live and Learn
Through Live and Learn we offer older people the chance to get involved in making theatre. This could be either through
- Taking in a workshop in a care home or in a private home
- Watching a performance in a care home or day-setting
- Up skilling carer’s and family members of people with living with dementia to use the arts within their day-to-day caring routine
- Taking part in weekly workshops for older people exploring health and wellbeing
This work has produced some outstanding results. To find out more about how you or your organisation can get involved with any of the activities above, call the office on 0151 345 6266 or email us.
Pocket Guide to Arts Activities for People Living with Dementia
A few years ago, we created a Arts & Dementia Pocket Guide for carers or those who have a family member living with dementia. You don’t need to be an artist to use this pocket guide, just have some spare time and the willingness to try something new. The pocket guide is free to download from our website or you can order a hard copy for £5. For more information about the pocket guide, or to place an order for hard copies, please call the office on 0151 345 6266 or email us.
On the Bits that stick to your mind page you can listen to a series of poetry podcasts. These poems were written by people with the advanced stages of dementia during workshops facilitated by Karen Hayes, a nationally respected poet. Each poem is performed by a member of our Third Age Acting Company.
If you fancy something lighter why not take the time to sit back and relax and listen to the Teatime with Hetty comedy series, again performed by some of our Third Age Acting Company. This series uses the format of radio comedy to explore some of the economic, social and political issues facing pensioners today.
And finally if you are commissioner of arts and health work you please turn to our Evidence Review of the Benefits of Art in Dementia Care.