The team at Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing organisation, have worked with artists from all over Scotland to create a series of 30 films aimed at older people. The artists all work regularly with older people in care homes and in community settings, and they have transferred their usual face-to-face approaches to offer creative activities on film for older people to do at home or in a care home. Activities include craft, poetry, music and dance, and range from a 1960s seated dance workshop and a drumming session using kitchen utensils, to craft activities using recycled materials. The drumming film, as well as 3 singing films, all have accompaniment tracks that you can download and use in your care home.
The films and soundtracks are available on Luminate’s website at https://luminatescotland.org/luminateathome.
The Luminate team are now making future plans, and – if you try any of the films – they’d really appreciate it if you could spare a few minutes to give them some feedback. Their short online survey is at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LatHome, and there’s a chance to be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 book token!
Luminate@Home is supported by Baillie Gifford, co-produced by Graeme Roger, and presented in partnership with Scottish Care