We want to increase participation in social, digital and cultural life for all as we age. Our aim is to improve the quality of life for older populations, particularly those that are disabled, or racially or socio-economically minoritised.

Established in 2021, this three year UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge funded project is exploring how and why we take part in arts and culture as we get older. We are interested in how participation in all forms of arts and culture, particularly those accessed digitally, can influence our wellbeing and feelings of social connection as we age.

Working alongside disabled older adults and those that identify as socioeconomically and racially minoritized we are co-designing new arts and cultural experiences. Our inclusive digital innovation process encourages cross sectoral collaborations in designing new products, services and experiences, and supports creative industries to grow and to better understand diverse older adults.

Find out more about connecting through wulture as we age: https://connectingthroughcultureasweage.info/

Have a look through the six projects we supported: https://connectingthroughcultureasweage.info/prototype-teams/

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