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Arts and Aging - Mid Ulster District Council

Research indicates that involvement in the arts can improve physical and mental health:

  • Singing improves mental health and subjective well-being (i.e., perceived quality of life)
  • Taking dance classes bolsters cognition and motor skills, and even lessens the likelihood of developing dementia later in life
  • Playing a musical instrument has myriad positive effects, including dementia risk reduction
  • Visual arts practice generates an increase in social engagement, psychological health and self-esteem

Mid Ulster District Council would like to get older people more involved in arts activities!  Contact communitynavigator.MU@ageni.org for more information.