5. Intergenerational approaches to improving health & wellbeing - Old Skool - Intergenerational Graffiti Project

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  • Len McCaffer Arts Officer - Wellbeing Old Skool Intergenerational Project
  • A major study by the Centre for Creative Ageing in the US found, participation by older people in a professionally arts lead programme resulted in fewer doctors visits, reduced medication usage, improved mental health, more socialisation and fewer falls compared to a control group involved in community activities but not working with professional artists. The Creative Aging Study: http://cahh.gwu.edu/arts-aging- study Participation in the arts promotes positive physical and mental wellbeing, especially for children and young people (Arts Council England, 2007a).
  • Partners in Old Skool Street Artist: TrenchOne Groups: Offbeat Craigshill Neighbourhood Network Age is not a barrier to creativity
  • Offbeat Alcohol Diversion Project Craigshill Good Neighbourhood Network
  • Bunty: Local, National and international celebrity
  • Outcomes: Build friendships Regenerate their area Develop Skills Empower and grow confidence Create a great piece of Public Art Whats for the Future?