Wellbeing for Older Adults

Creative Active Lives

Through our work with care homes providing care home activities, and the Alzheimer’s Society, we saw a need for affordable, accessible activities that would improve quality of life, social interaction and physical and mental stimulation in care home settings, activity groups and areas where older adults faced isolation and loneliness.

We created the CreativeActiveLives programme.  Our team of dedicated instructors have a wealth of talents and skills that we were able to bring together to offer a package of interactive, engaging, and most of all fun activities that work for seated and mobile adults of mixed abilities including people with dementia and Parkinson’s.

Our instructors are trained in safeguarding, emergency first aid and dementia friend training, and hold an Enhanced DBS.

We can provide:

  • Seated and mobile circus skills sessions, with a programme developed with an Occupational Therapist who specialises in older adults and people with mixed abilities.
  • Seated and Mobile Yoga
  • Dance Therapy
  • Memory Box Arts & Crafts
  • Dance for Parkinson’s
  • Sand Arts
  • Sensory Bubble Sessions
  • Hula Hooping (for mobile participants and adapted moves for seated participants)

“The group was a large one of 20 with varying abilities, and whose dementia is more progressed than previous groups.  [The circus skills session] was amazing.  We haven’t seen the group so engaged before, and with people on their feet, moving and dancing and engaged for the whole hour…it’s the most exciting activity we have on! “

(Activities Co-ordinator, Alzheimer’s Society Birmingham & Solihull)

 

Age UK’s Index of Wellbeing in Later Life, found that taking part in creative activities such as the arts is closely linked to a strong sense of wellbeing in later life.  Have a read of Age UK’s article ‘Get creative and active’ to boost wellbeing and feel good in later life