Kerry PPN Newsletter issue 12 8/3/21

We invite people living with dementia, their carers and families to enjoy an online concert of favourite songs and music.


Join our vocalists and guest musicians for a special Tea Dance Tunes concert of popular ballads, seasonal songs and light opera, in your home.


March 17th Special Events: St Patrick’s Day Tea Dance Tunes


We invite family members across the globe to gather at our special St. Patrick’s Day Tea Dance Tunes Online concerts. Connect with your loved ones and the greater dementia community through a celebratory selection of favourite tunes and tales, led by singer Liz Ryan and harpist Aisling Ennis. Concerts will take place at 11am and 4pm GMT, see below to book.


This Tea Dance Tunes will be held live via Zoom, with opportunities for the musicians and our guests to interact. Please download Zoom to your tablet, laptop or computer in advance, via


Spaces are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. A link will be sent to the email address provided at the time of booking on the evening before – please check your spam and junk folders for this email, which will come from


There is no charge for this event, although donations would be greatly appreciated.


To book and for full details,


Tea Dance Tunes Online is supported by the RTÉ Does Comic Relief Fund.

At Age & Opportunity we have a long track record of arts programmes and training in relation to care settings. Today we are absolutely delighted to launch our Toolkit for Arts & Creativity in Care Settings.

This Toolkit is designed for use by managers and staff, in particular care setting creative activity coordinators, as well as non-arts professionals interested in arts in care contexts. It is informed by our work over many years to ensure meaningful engagement in care settings and make the arts and creativity intrinsic to care. It draws especially on the experience of those involved in our 2019 Artist in Residence in a Care Setting Initiative, and on its evaluation, to make key lessons better known for the benefit of others. We have also consulted with care settings in the development of this Toolkit with the view to making it as practically useful for staff in their day to day work, as possible. The Toolkit aims to strike a balance between being inspirational and providing practical suggestions and resources. It may be read from start to finish or (perhaps more realistically) sections may be consulted for practical information or advice.