Magic Me offers new activities and a change of pace. Young people bring fresh energy and ideas, encouraging their older partners to join in. Magic Me artists are experienced in devising intergenerational projects that cater for diverse groups. Children are carefully prepared and practise communication techniques so they are ready to meet people who have had strokes, with dementia or sensory impairments. They reflect regularly learning much about themselves as well as the residents.
When you come we know we are not forgotten
Care Home Resident
Residents told us they also wanted evening activity, to relieve the boredom between dinner and bed. In 2010 we set up Cocktails in Care Homes – providing monthly parties in care homes across London, hosted by young adult volunteers.
Our pioneering Artists Residencies programme has brought immersive theatre, alternative cabaret, performance art, circus and aerial work from four of the UK’s leading performing arts organisations into care homes for the first time, and continues to grow.
Many of our Arts & Ages projects, bringing primary school groups together with older people, have care and extra care partners.
Find out about our projects with care settings here.