First established in 2010, the project ran a huge range of dementia friendly projects & regular classes at The Courtyard, and a range of dementia friendly training and development programmes for artists, care professionals, or anyone interested in developing their skills to work with older people. The project came to an end in 2019 and you can read case studies about our past projects.
‘At the heart of these art sessions is a feeling that being creative gives us a sense of profound satisfaction, happiness and social connection. There is a great personal reward when we engage in making art, it makes us feel good.’
It was like going on a wild goose chase through my imagination.
The closing sharing session was very successful, there was a sense of celebration and excitement at coming together with the other groups. Seeing the film was very moving and looking at the maps together brought to life the discussions about the respective places. Singing together at the end was unifying and uplifting, a sense of community had been created.
I enjoyed it very much. I do like dancing. I do like life. I don’t like the dull stuff.
I feel part of the group, not isolated and on my own.