How cultural experiences can improve health and wellbeing

Coffee, Cake and Culture

Coffee, Cake and Culture will run on Tuesday

@ The Whitworth, The University Of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER


22 Jan

29 Jan

5 Feb

12 Feb

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Run by the Manchester Museum and the Whitworth Art Gallery,  ‘Coffee, Cake and Culture’ is designed to support those at risk of social isolation by providing stimulating and creative learning opportunities through meaningful activities crafted for individuals with dementia.

The programme is delivered by some of the country’s leading experts and is open to everyone. People with dementia, carers, care workers, health and cultural professionals, as well as anyone working or with an interest in this field are encouraged to come along.

Specially trained museum staff will provide a forum for dialogue through the showcasing of exhibitions, guided tours and opportunities for participants to handle objects and get involved with craft activities.

The programme teaches about brain function and encourages individuals to understand the experience of dementia from the sufferer’s point of view; recognise barriers to communication and learn strategies for communicating effectively to support wellbeing. The aim is to support individuals understanding of the framework of Montessori philosophy and principles in practice. We do this by introducing participants to a range of stimulating fun activities and by offering access to museum resources specifically designed for people with dementia.

Prior to the session, we offer a pre-visit to your venue. Through the ‘Museum Comes to You’ programme, we will introduce collections to staff to the collection prior to the groups visit.

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