Creative Ways Project Launches in Parkhead

Tue 29th January 2013

Impact Arts, in partnership with Parkhead Housing Association, is
delighted to announce that they are launching the Creative Ways project in
Parkhead on the 5th of February 2013. Based on Craft Café, Impact Arts’ creative solution
to reducing isolation and loneliness amongst older people, Creative Ways will
offer people aged 50+ a safe, social and creative environment where they can learn
new skills and renew social networks.

The service is completely free and participants are encouraged to
take the lead on their own learning, supported by a professional artist. The
workshops will provide a therapeutic approach to improved health and wellbeing
and will allow those isolated by age to become active members of their
communities once more.

Individuals from the local area are welcome to attend the sessions, and
Wardens from Parkhead Housing Association will also be able to refer tenants to
the workshop, which run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The ethos is on popping
in, so participants are welcome to come along any time between 10am-4pm to try
their hand at a range of fun and fulfilling arts and crafts activities.

Fiona Crawford, Impact Arts Regional Manager for Glasgow said:

“We are so excited to get these workshops up and running – the
Creative Ways project is unique in the East of the city will be a real boost
for older people in the area. Anyone aged over 50 in the Parkhead area is
welcome to pop in, have a cup of tea and a biscuit, and unleash their creative
talents in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.”


To join Creative Ways or refer someone please contact Adele Swinfen on 0141
475 3001 or [email protected]

Creative Ways will take place at:

Housing Association Ltd,

40 Helenvale Street,


G31 4TF

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am-4pm from 5th February 2013 until 12
June 2013.

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