Keep your seniors active and creative with these fun craft workshops and classes in Cambridge that will help older people with memory, coordination, and socialisation.
An old saying is that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. At Home Instead, we don’t believe such rubbish. The truth is that you can never be too old to learn new things, and one thing that older people are constantly doing are things we typically associate with younger people, whether learning how to drive or learning how to skydive. One of the easiest and most overlooked skills older people can learn are often simple and creative, such as how to stitch blankets, bake cakes, craft pottery, or how to paint.
As you get older it becomes even more important to keep yourself engaged, and few activities are more beneficial for this than learning a craft. Fortunately for people living in Cambridge, there are a range of craft-based activities to choose from in this area.
Cambridge Community Arts courses offer more than creative activity. Structured creative learning will help you progress as an artist and build confidence in your ability, whatever your starting point. You will develop transferable skills for life, that will give you a stepping-stone to future ambitions. The courses are run by professional artists and musicians, who have lots of experience working with people from all backgrounds. Class sizes are small with a maximum of ten people, held weekly during daytime hours, in accessible community settings.
The Jazzy Jewelz Studio offers creative craft sessions and workshops, with an ever-increasing selection including introduction to beaded jewellery, metal stamping, decoupaged glass jewellery, and relaxing dot painting sessions. Their drop in craft & jewellery making sessions are a fun and rewarding way to spend some time with others and express your creativity. Perfect for making a personalised gift for a friend’s birthday or just to create something to keep for yourself.
Cambridge Makers is the collective name for both Cambridge Art Makers and Cambridge Woodwind Makers; two organisations dedicated to encouraging all kinds of making, predominantly through expert led courses. Cambridge Art Makers provides facilities for courses in a wide range of media including textiles & mixed media, drawing, jewellery & silversmithing, stained glass, candle making, greenwood working, dyeing, patchwork and quilting and so much more.
The facilities provided by Cambridge Art Makers offer adults an opportunity to express their ideas and creativity in weekly classes and short courses under the guidance of professional artisans.
Arts and crafts are an activity everyone and anyone can enjoy and are a fantastic way to get your seniors working with their hands and engaging in mental stimulation. Whether it’s just to keep them occupied or to provide a fun and accessible activity to help with cognitive conditions, Cambridge has plenty to offer for the budding artisan, no matter how old they are.