You can help 200 or more older people on the Isle of Wight, who live in care homes or alone to join in community based singing and dancing to improve their mental and physical health. Led by professional artists through 11 weekly sessions all over the Island and also from our Creative Hub in Newport
lder people on the Isle of Wight are more isolated than ever since the pandemic. Whilst many creative and social activities have migrated online, the older population living alone and those in care homes, have been excluded. Those living with poor mental health such as dementia have found life extremely tough. Older people living alone may have lost confidence, become more afraid and have missed 18 months worth of social activity and vital health monitoring appointments. Many have lost carers.
Our charity has been providing therapeutic arts for wellbeing activities for older people on the Island for 35 years. Working both in community settings and in care homes, want to run music and movement activities plus companionship and crafting to hundreds of older residents in 2024. Our highly skilled artists are regular visitors and familiar trusted faces (many of them have their own experience of caring for older relatives) and our volunteers assist staff to create joyous experiences.