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Eastgate engAGE with iPad and City Arts Imagine Project

Technology and Dementia are two areas that dont usually go 'hand in hand', but we were able to get the full benefit of  top expertise on this matter. City Arts Nottingham put together a programme for utilising the iPad within a care home setting, to make a range of  creative activities available, as part of the Imagine Project. This project was established by City Arts following their successful funding win for 'Arts and older people in care'.

Certified Dementia friends, following a 2 day intensive workshop learning about; both dementia and how art applications on the iPad can make a whole range of creative tools available to care home residents.

Pictured expert Claire Ford with Eastgate Staff and City Arts Kate Duncan.

iPad engAGE was initially funded by the Arts Council of England, our staff were able to 'get involved' and learn from the findings when expert Claire Ford shared her extensive knowledge with us on a two day workshop.

 

Katie finds that her love of sewing can be applied using the quilting application on the iPad to create her own design of patterns.

'There are lots of options and lots of things you can do with this, it is truly amazing to be able to put together the technology and the elements of colour and design'

 Julie tries the pottery application to see how that compares to the mess created sometimes, using clay! You can create an unlimited amount of shapes and colour combinations with this.

Claire was able to inform us about the top 50 applications available and instruct us how to use her top 5. Specialist artists also helped to show us how these could be used with various scenarios and they will be working with us and our residents at Park House.

 

Further involvement by City Arts has meant that local artists can 'get together' with Care Home providers to share their skills and enable us, at Park House initially, to make a range of creative programmes available to our residents.

 

 

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