Conferences & Maker Training

The Role of Culture in the Health & Wellbeing of Older People

This event will explore the role arts and culture play in the health, wellbeing and care of older people.

Closing date: 19 May 2021

With Age, Art and Life Become One” With a title inspired by a quotation from Georges Braque, this event will explore the role arts and culture play in the health, wellbeing and care of older people whether they live independently or in residential/nursing care and for those who are in hospital.

Older people’s lives have been significantly affected by Covid-19, not least the distressing levels of social isolation and loneliness very many have endured for over 12 months. The removal of much appreciated activities, human contact and services have taken their toll physically, mentally and spiritually on the older population. How have arts and culture interventions made a difference during these difficult days, what challenges have been faced, and how can the lessons learned help shape the recovery and renewal of services for the future? What can the arts, culture and care sectors share and learn from one another about compassionate, person-centred and enabling care? What do we mean by art and life becoming one, with age? Join the conversation to find out.

An event by Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland.


Speakers confirmed:

  • Claire Stevens, Chief Executive, Voluntary Health Scotland
  • Robbie McGhee, Chair of Arts, Culture, Health and Wellbeing Scotland and Associate Director, Art in Hospital
  • Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive, Scottish Care
  • Anne Gallacher, Director, Luminate
  • Barbara McEwan-Gulliver, Artistic Director, Art in Hospital
  • Joe Traynor, Head of Museums Development, Museums Galleries Scotland
  • Leesa Mackintosh, Community Link Worker & Alison Leitch, Community Link Worker, Area Lead, North Edinburgh

Please contact Lauren Blair at VHS with any questions about this event at Lauren.Blair@vhscotland.org.uk

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