creative engagement project with Ashurst

OLDER PEOPLE

The Eden Alternative identifies the “three plagues” of old age as loneliness, helplessness and boredom. The number of over-50s suffering from loneliness is set to reach two million by 2025/26, according to Age UK. This compares to around 1.4 million in 2016/17, a 49% increase in just 10 years.

The World Health Organisation recognises that arts activities provide a way of reducing loneliness and social isolation, and building self-esteem, self-acceptance and confidence. It also notes that the arts reduce apathy and improve the quality of life for those living with dementia.

Create’s projects play a vital role in tackling loneliness and improving the quality of life for vulnerable, isolated older people. Our projects bring them together, connecting, empowering, inspiring and upskilling them, enhancing their wellbeing.

Click below to find out more about our projects with older people.