#artshealthwellbeing : Just the tonic

We are spreading the word about how arts and culture can improve our health and well-being!

The key messages taken from the Creative Health report are uplifting and exciting to see. The arts can help keep us well, aid our recovery and support longer lives better lived.

The creative arts can help meet major challenges facing health and social care: ageing, long-term conditions, loneliness and mental health. Arts include a range of diverse genres, from drama to attending cultural venues and exhibitions.

Giving art a go its definitely worth a try and we have some amazing facts for you to read through.. so grab a cuppa!

Our favourite fact from the info-graphic is “Music therapy reduces agitation and need for medication in 67% of dementia patients” That’s staggering results!

Creative health documented stories by listening to personal experiences of patients on how the arts have benefited their health and well being. If you’re interested about finding out how these people’s lives have been benefited and how you can change yours take a listen here.

All of us here at The Courtyard are proud to be involved in supporting creative ageing in the UK. Our project Creative Ageing was first established in 2010, 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.

For more information on our services and how you can get involved please join our mailing list or contact the Creative Ageing team on 01432 346535, we would love to hear from you.

Follow us on Instagram @creative_ageing and Facebook @CY Creative Ageing for our latest updates.

For the full report from Creative Health please click here.

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