Established in 2010, Creating Ageing focuses on communication through creativity. The Courtyard was of the first arts centres to have a dedicated team engaging with older people, with our dementia arts project achieving national recognition. Penny Allen, our Adult Participation Manager has held the post for four years, and during this time has created strong links within regional and national networks. She has contributed to several national best practice guides and travelled internationally to share the work of Creative Ageing. Some of the biggest impacts have been through Penny translating the experiences of other creative projects with older people into the Herefordshire context.