James Sills and The Sofa Singers

Art in elderly care in times of corona

The limitations that the corona measures entail, cause a change of course in the project ‘Art in elderly care’. Nevertheless, the artists within the various programs and initiatives know how to give an alternative interpretation to their activities. Because especially in this difficult time, the elderly need distraction, inspiration, comfort and contact.

“Before people will need a psychiatrist or a psychologist, give the residents in elderly care organisations some paper, brushes and paint.” – participant of an art initiative

Luckily there are a lot of initiatives, as the webinar with 300 artists and healthcare workers from all over the world showed. All participants are involved in dance, singing, visual education, poetry etc. during these trying corona times. Please find below some inspiring examples of art in times of corona: