Cork County Council has launched a programme of creative, cultural and wellbeing tutorials and videos ‘Turning Over a New Leaf’ on its YouTube Channel. The ‘Turning Over a New Leaf’ programme was developed by the Council’s Culture Team working alongside its Age Friendly and Healthy Ireland Officers and has been tailored for elderly audiences and is aimed at promoting healthy and positive aging. The programme is funded by Creative Ireland under the Positive Ageing and Creative Wellbeing Challenge Fund.
Videos are available now on Cork County Council’s YouTube Channel under the Creative Ireland Playlist, with more videos in production that will be shared throughout November. The videos explore arts, music, history, the literary traditions of many places and will also examine popular sites to visit, particularly age friendly locations.
Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley welcomed the initiative saying
“While we adhere to restrictions in terms of what we can do due to Covid-19, we are never restricted in what we can learn and engage in. The tutorials and videos available through Turning Over a New Leaf are a great reminder of the wonders of culture available to us.”
Chief Executive Tim Lucey added
“We have seen incredible resilience throughout the County and across all age groups in response to the current Covid 19 situation. Cork County Council is proud to support elderly people by providing new and innovative ways to keep active and to connect with our invaluable cultural resources.”
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Videos are available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7QXHFYQ0SU&list=PLpanPZv73IBzoTFHVV94UMnQJ1Gv9CU1X