Culture for senior citizens
Kultur och Hälsa (Culture and Health) is a division of Umeå kultur, a network involving the majority of the organisers and key figures in Umeå. Its primary task is to organise and co-ordinate activities revolving around culture and health and to break the loneliness and isolation of senior citizens in Umeå. These activities can include anything from ice-hockey to opera.
Culture is an important dimension in a long-term sustainable society. Modern research has shown the importance of culture in the course of a lifetime. Studies have found that culture, in a variety of forms, keeps people healthy both intellectually and spiritually and that participating in various cultural activities contributes to wellbeing and a good quality of life. A rich social life for the elderly has benefits for individuals and for society as a whole.