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Southend's Active Life Festival | 25 July 2013
"Southend Central Library recently held a Health and Well-Being Festival with a difference. Over seventy people aged 50 and over took part in a variety of activities including Line Dancing, exercis...
South Tyneside's work with people with dementia | 14 August 2012
The South Tyneside Local Studies Librarian was invited, several years ago, to speak to a group of people with dementia, and their carers, at a “Dementia Cafe” luncheon club. She careful...
Kirklees Libraries' work with Adult Services | 6 August 2012
They have regular meetings to discuss how libraries and museums can work together (called Wellbeing and Culture Forum). Examples of the work they do are: The bibliotherapy project Working with part...
Latest information resources
- Opening up a new world: public libraries connecting housebound people to the networked nation
- Library Services and Carers
- Expanding library services for older people
- Working with older people: Resources, further reading
- Working with older people: Library services
"Age Collective is a UK-wide cross-sector conversation exploring how museums and galleries can better work with and for older people in their communities."
Info about digital inclusion, including Silver Surfers Day: "We campaign to promote the benefits of being online to older people â€" our Spring Online with Silver Surfersâ€™ Day campaign has been running for 11 years. Itâ€™s the longest running and biggest digital literacy campaign for older people in the UK."
"We work with groups of older people and relevant organisations offering a mixture of interactive comedy games and improvised comedy drama supported by professional stand ups and comedy facilitators. Our workshops aim to enhance older peopleâ€™s wellbeing, counteract loneliness, increase self confidence and develop peopleâ€™s comedy skills while also exercising memory."
National Development Team for Inclusion
"The National Development Team for Inclusion is a not for profit organisation concerned with promoting inclusion and equality for people who risk exclusion and who need support to lead a full life. We have a particular interest in issues around age, disability and mental health."
Blog - Vulnerable groups in Dundee City Libraries
Blog highlighting some of Dundeeâ€™s excellent work with different groups (eg people with dementia).