The Language of

Art

The Language of Art aims to inform, encourage and demonstrate to people how important it is to learn languages and be creative across the lifespan.

Art workshops are run in two locations: the day centres for elderly, visited by nursery children and in the schools.

Intergenerational activities are proven to be a great way to reduce loneliness amongst the elderly, and offer opportunities for different generations to meet one another, which becomes increasingly rare in modern societies. Both age groups are proven to benefit from bilingualism and participating in art-based activities. Evidence shows those activities improve brain functions across the lifespan. These impacts may help address the objective to support older people to live independently as long as they choose.