The Creative Ageing Project, Herefordshire was first established in 2010 and ran until 2019, we were one of the first arts centres to have a dedicated team engaging older people with the arts, be that here in our vibrant city centre venue, out in the community as part of our collaborative projects with groups like Alzheimer’s Society, or delivering specialist arts sessions in care homes across the county. The project aims to combat isolation for older people living in our very rural county by delivering high-quality arts sessions to improve their personal independence by allowing them to become more active, improving health, well-being, and quality of life.
We ran a huge range of projects & regular classes at The Courtyard, and a range of training programmes for artists, care professionals, or anyone interested in developing their skills to work with older people. You can read case studies about our past projects.
The Courtyard’s Creative Ageing Project was kindly funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund