Yemeni Elders’ Heritage: Collective Power Award
This blog features National Museums Liverpool’s Connecting with Yemeni Elders’ Heritage project, which was inspired by a young man Abdul, from Liverpool’s Yemeni community, who wanted to support elders living with dementia through the House of Memories programme. Abdul connected and encouraged more than 40 Yemeni young people to support the development of a dual language (Arabic and English) heritage package within the My House of Memories app, to assist elders to capture and digitize their heritage stories and traditions to share with younger people.
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Physical activity: Belong dementia care villages have onsite gyms for residents
Belong dementia care villages prioritise physical fitness for their residents as they have onsite gyms and personal trainers.
Inverclyde Shed: improving wellbeing, tackling social isolation and reducing waste
We learn about a group helping older men talk and connect whilst maintaining repair skills and how members co-design and influence the design and development of the Shed.
Collective Power: The Intergenerational Project, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
This week we learn all about a project the creates joy by linking healthcare, education and the arts. Bringing together local school children with older adult patients in hospital.
Collective Power: Our Day Out, Creative Arts East
Read all about the best bits, learning and surprises from a programme of dementia-friendly, inclusive and interactive music and movement workshops for older people across Norfolk that has collaboration at it's heart.
Covid Considerations: Stop taking the piss
Based on the experience of caring for her mum, Sally, the National Co-production Advisory Group Chair, wants us to stop and think about what we're measuring and reporting - especially now when people are separated from their loved ones.
The Enduring Legacy of Edinburgh’s Eric Liddell Centre
Following the footsteps of its namesake, Edinburgh's Eric Liddell Centre is providing inspiring holistic care for those suffering with Alzheimer's/dementia.
Dudley’s Cheerleaders: how pom-poms can help combat loneliness
From pink ribbons to puzzle pieces: health issues have their symbols. Could the pom-poms for loneliness be the next symbol? We learned about residents in Dudley using this symbol and raising awareness.
No Lycra, No Mirrors: The Story of a Community Gym
The Eastern Rivers Community Gym (Loddon, South Norfolk) is a great example of citizen-led action, collaboration, and a creative way to promote exercise.
Interview with Kar Man Chung, a pioneering Community Pharmacist
What if we could go to pharmacies to do more than provide medicine? We spoke to Kar Man Chung, a community pharmacist finding new ways of working in the community.
GoodGym helps people get fit by doing good. They are a group of runners that combines regular exercise with helping local communities.
The Friendly Bench
The Friendly Bench in Nottinghamshire is a simple way of using outside space to connect people to each other and their community.