This CHAD seminar on ‘Resourceful Ageing: creativity and community in later life’, took place on Thursday the 15th June, 2017 at Staffordshire University, Leek Road Campus, Stoke on Trent.
A cross section of delegates including academics, voluntary organisations and local authorities attended the seminar which began with Peter Kevern, Associate Professor for Values in Care, School of Health and Social Care, his presentation was entitled Dementia Friendly Churches.
Peter is very interested in the potential for voluntary communities, and particularly religious communities, to deliver Public Health goals and in his presentation; he outlined an initiative to develop ‘Dementia Friendly Churches’, which has been undertaken with the Diocese of Lichfield.
He also explained the method of evaluation and discussed ways the initiative could be scalable or adaptable to the needs of other groups such as the British Legion.
View/download the Dementia Friendly Churches presentation slides here.
Dr Jackie Reynolds: Research Associate and Live Age Festival Co-Director, Keele University, presented ‘Celebrating Creative Ageing: Meet Me at Live Age’.
Jackie highlighted the ways in which a Keele University research project – ‘Ages and Stages’ – has since 2014, led to the Live Age Festival, an annual event which takes place in community settings in North Staffordshire celebrating the artistic and creative talents of older people.
She also discussed the recent award of funding by the new Arts Council England/Baring Foundation ‘Celebrating Age’ fund, which will enable an all-year round programme of work.
Jackie concluded her presentation with some reflections on undertaking engaged research of this nature.
View/download the ‘Celebrating Creative Ageing: Meet Me at Live Age’ presentation slides here.
Please check our calendar of events for future seminars.