Creative Later Life Newsletter Template – February 2021

The fifth edition of the Creative Later Life Newsletter is now available for partners to view, download, and adapt as you wish.

Age UK Oxfordshire has kindly put together the latest e-newsletter template to highlight a selection of free, nationally-available creative resources that local Age UKs can adapt and send to your networks. This fifth template edition of Creative Later Life e-news offers a flavour of what is free, accessible and available online to everyone who wants to get creative this month. This template can also be adapted to highlight local creative activities, resources, and opportunities as appropriate to each local Age UK.

Click below to view, download, and adapt the newsletter template:

Our thanks to Farrell Renowden, Head of Cultural Partnerships at Age Oxfordshire for putting this together. Farrell also runs the ‘Age of Creativity’ Festival which is a great opportunity to showcase the creative work of your organisation. For more information about the Festival, the Local Age UK creative forum or the Creative Later Life Newsletter, please contact farrellrenowden@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk

Please feel free to share this newsletter with your networks and colleagues. If you would like to a feature an opportunity or photo from your own project next month, then do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you hello@ageofcreativity.co.uk.

Creative Later Life Newsletter Template – January 2021

The fourth edition of Creative Later Life Newsletter is now available for partners to view, download, and adapt as you wish.

Age UK Oxfordshire has kindly put together the latest e-newsletter template to highlight a selection of free, nationally-available creative resources that local Age UKs can adapt and send to your networks. This fourth template edition of Creative Later Life e-news offers a flavour of what is free, accessible and available online to everyone who wants to get creative this month. This template can also be adapted to highlight local creative activities, resources, and opportunities as appropriate to each local Age UK.

Click below to view, download, and adapt the newsletter template:

Our thanks to Farrell Renowden, Head of Cultural Partnerships at Age Oxfordshire for putting this together. Farrell also runs the ‘Age of Creativity’ Festival which is a great opportunity to showcase the creative work of your organisation. For more information about the Festival, the Local Age UK creative forum or the Creative Later Life Newsletter, please contact farrellrenowden@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk

Please feel free to share this newsletter with your networks and colleagues. If you would like to a feature an opportunity or photo from your own project next month, then do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you hello@ageofcreativity.co.uk

Creative Later Life Newsletter Template – November 2020

The second edition of Creative Later Life Newsletter is now available for partners to view, download, and adapt if you wish.

As mentioned last month, Age UK Oxfordshire has kindly put together an e-newsletter template to highlight a selection of free, nationally-available creative resources that local Age UKs can adapt and send to your networks. This second template edition of Creative Later Life e-news offers a flavour of what is free, accessible and available online to everyone who wants to get creative this month. This template can also be adapted to highlight local creative activities, resources, and opportunities as appropriate to each local Age UK.

Click below to view, download, and adapt the newsletter template:

Our thanks to Farrell Renowden, Head of Cultural Partnerships at Age Oxfordshire for putting this together. Farrell also runs the ‘Age of Creativity’ Festival which is a great opportunity to showcase the creative work of your organisation. For more information about the Festival, the Local Age UK creative forum or the Creative Later Life Newsletter, please contact farrellrenowden@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk

Please feel free to share this newsletter with your networks and colleagues. If you would like to a feature an opportunity or photo from your own project next month, then do get in touch- we’d love to hear from you hello@ageofcreativity.co.uk

Age of Creativity releases online resources for older people during lockdown

The Age of Creativity have produced lists of a whole host of different activities for older people to try out during the lockdown period, including a new “Creative Pack”. There is also news on a new working group you can join, which is focussed on non-digital creative cultural delivery for older people.

The Age of Creativity is an online platform for everyone who believes in the value of creativity for older people. The Age of Creativity Network is managed by Age UK Oxfordshire and they have organised a yearly Age of Creativity Festival since 2017. This year, the Age of Creativity Festival has had to be postponed until October. However, the Age of Creativity has created a set of (mostly) free resources for older people to use while social distancing.

Using these resources it’s possible to virtually tour the world’s best museums, listen to podcasts, take a dance/exercise class, join a choir, listen to streamed concerts, watch quality theatre productions, join a virtual festival, learn some crafting techniques or try a short university course. The choice is immense. There are also activities for people in a care home setting and for people living with dementia.

To view these resources on the Age of Creativity website, click here.

Working group for creative cultural delivery

The Age of Creativity is forming a working group focussed on non-digital creative cultural delivery for older people who are housebound across England. If you are running something locally or nationally get in touch and you’d like to be part of this group, please email farrellcurran@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk

Creative Pack for isolated older people

The Age of Creativity team have also produced a ‘Creative Pack’ for older people identified as at high risk of isolation during lockdown and are about to pilot the pack in Banbury, Oxfordshire.  The three paper copies are being sent to individuals as part of a pilot through our local teams but they are available for you to download below.  Many thanks to 64 Million Artists, Royal Exchange Theatre, Poet Oliver Lomax and BookFeast for working with us to produce this work.

Our 31 day creative challenge booklet can be downloaded here.

Our poetry booklet can be downloaded here.

Our reading for pleasure booklet can be downloaded here.

For more information please contact farrellcurran@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk.