Tenants at Jubilee Court extra care retirement housing scheme in Eston were invited to take part in a Creative Age session carried out by staff from the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (Mima) who were invited to visit the scheme last month (February 2016).

Creative Age is a partnership between Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and Gateshead-based charity Equal Arts. The project aims to develop dementia-friendly creative activity designed to engage with people’s imagination and ideas in a fun and relaxed environment. Tenants were able to create some beautiful art with the help of the Mima staff.

Mima’s mission is based on the concept of the Useful Museum, an institution dedicated to the promotion of art as a tool for education and social change.

“This drives us towards a more inclusive and institution, one that provides a holistic education for all and is valued for what it does for everyone. We undertake projects that work and show how things might work better with increased creativity.” said a spokesman for the institute.

The tenants and staff at Jubilee Court all enjoyed the visit and it is something that they hope to do again.

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