The Discipline of Medical Gerontology in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, the Creative Life Hub in the Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA), St James’s Hospital, and Music & Health Ireland, in association with Bealtaine Festival, have partnered to deliver an international seminar to explore research, education and practice at the intersection between Music and Ageing.
This unmissable one-day, face-to-face seminar will take place in the state-of-the-art MISA facilities in St James’s Hospital and is open to all health and cultural academics, Arts & Health and Creative Arts Therapy professionals, service managers, charity officials, policymakers, and all members of the public interested in learning about new developments and opportunities at the intersection between Music and Ageing.
There will be international academic keynote lectures that will set an up-to-date scene as to the evidence on the multiplicity of ways music can enhance older people’s wellbeing, both in clinical and non-clinical settings. Attendees will also enjoy interdisciplinary panel discussions and a live music performance.
The afternoon will include practical workshops by Music professionals exemplifying best practice techniques for environmental and rehabilitative clinical interventions and enhancing older persons’ wellbeing.
Discussions will be captured via graphic recording to inform future curriculum design and a roadmap of research priorities.