Good morning to the LOPF,

Please see information from the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre which may be of interest to your groups.


Please also note that the Community Call Helpline is still active for anyone in the community who needs assistance:

Community Call Helpline 1800 805 817 (available from 9am-5pm daily)


  • Collection & delivery of food, other items 
  • Social isolation supports
  • Garda related issues
  • Other medical or health needs

Kind regards

Anna-marie McKeown.

From: dsidc (DSIDC) <dsidc@STJAMES.IE>
Sent: Thursday 14 January 2021 15:34
Subject: Art and Ageing Spring Programme at IMMA

Please find enclosed information about the Art & Ageing Spring Programme at IMMA. The full details of their Online Spring 2021 Art & Ageing Programme can be found here:

IMMA have helpfully supplied a number of new printed resources to accompany their Talking Art series and these are available for download from their website or they will post them out to interested parties.

Talking Art Printed Resources

The resources can be downloaded directly from the website or hard copies can be sent by post to Nursing Homes and Care facilities by emailing quantities to

Other highlights from the Spring Programme include:

Talking Art Online

Older people from all over Ireland are invited to join us for this online arts experience.

Full details and how to book can be found via this link:

Armchair Azure

Armchair Azure is a free online experience designed for people living with dementia and their families and friends. Armchair Azure is facilitated online via Zoom three times per month from January 19th.

Full details and how to book can be found via this link:

Slow Looking Art Videos

Through a series of accessibly produced (captioned, audio-described) videos, participants are invited watch a guided exploration of a selected artwork from the IMMA Collection. This can made directly available to Nursing Home Activity Coordinators in residential facilities through various networks and IMMA’s website and social media channels.

This programme and it’s valuable resources will help to keep people active and engaged throughout the lockdown period.

Best wishes,


Dementia Services Information and Development Centre

Sixth Floor, MISA, St Jamess Hospital, Dublin 8

Tel:             01 4162035