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Research confirms that arts and culture help combat loneliness among older people

The research, conducted by ComRes, shows the different ways older people (aged 65+) value arts and culture. Take a look at the headline findings:

  • 76% of older people say arts and culture is important in making them feel happy
  • 57% say arts and culture is important in helping them meet other people
  • 60% say it is important in encouraging them to get out and about 

With the UK’s older population continuing to grow significantly, the survey also highlights how arts and cultural activities could potentially help to tackle key social issues such as loneliness and isolation, which can increase during the winter months with longer nights and colder weather making it harder for older people to get out and about. 

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