Cork County Council is calling residential care homes to participate in a series of Concerts this August and September.
The Creative Ireland Programme developed and implemented the Creativity in Older Age scheme in 2020 to support specific creative initiatives to support positive ageing and wellbeing programmes for older people, taking account of public health guidance in the community and for healthcare facilities. This initiative has run yearly since its inception and has been renewed for 2023.
In 2023, the Creativity in Older Age scheme will continue to support positive ageing, engage with issues surrounding social isolation, and/or develop and establish new forms of creative engagement for older people in the community and for residential healthcare facilities. As an acknowledgement of the tremendous work undertaken through local authorities collaborating with live music performers and residential healthcare settings during the pandemic, the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht,
Sport and Media and the Minister for Health have agreed to co-fund successful proposals for live music in residential healthcare facilities. This will be facilitated through the all-of-government programmes in Creative Ireland and Healthy Ireland.
As part of this scheme Cork County Council has received funding to deliver a series of 18 performances across 6 healthcare facilities. Each location will receive 3 concerts by professional performers for the residences.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.