Independent Arts launches ’11 hours’ campaign

If you’re going to Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival this weekend (5–8 December), look out for Independent Arts’ tree in St Mary’s Church, festooned with clock-faces.

Indie Arts xmas tree

Thanks to Wendy for this latst news on behalf of Independent Arts. Ed


The charity’s theme is “eleven hours”. Why? Because it is estimated that after sleeping, eating, washing and dressing, elderly people living alone and in care homes have approximately eleven hours in the day left to fill.

For many, this time passes very slowly and can feel endless, lonely and boring.

Creating creative activity
Independent Arts aims to help people spend this time in meaningful and enjoyable creative activity through its work in residential homes and the community.

Their 2014 “eleven hours” campaign aims to tackle social isolation and ensure that no older person has to spend their last days with only the ticking of a clock for company.

For more on the charity’s work, see their website.

Thursday, 5th December, 2013 2:26pm

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