Bringing the outside in

26 Jun 2020 Sandra Bailie    Last updated: 29 Jun 2020

Kirsten Kearney from ESC Films, tells us about an innovative and exciting new project they have developed in response to older people's needs during lockdown.

We caught up with Kirsten to hear how they have used their funding from the CFNI Corona Virus Community Fund.

This short film project came about as a response to the Coronavirus lockdown 2020. We wanted to bring the outside world closer to residents in care and residential homes. We created a series of short movement sessions and relaxation practices to help older people look after themselves both physically and emotionally. This project was kindly supported by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland through the Corona Virus Community Fund.

We developed 14 free sessions for older people – 7 meditation sessions focusing on mindfulness and 7 movement sessions to help older people cope with the effects of lockdown on their minds and bodies – ideally one of each for each day of the week!

Veronica Ellis who runs Mindfulness Connected Learning has specially designed the relaxation sessions and Jennifer Greenlees who specialises in movement and stretching has developed the movement sessions. You can find out more about the project and watch the videos here

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by Sandra Bailie

Head of Organisational Development

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