Vakgroep Psychologie, Gezondheid & Technologie

TWents Zilver: Evaluation of an arts-based intervention for older adults


BA assignment 

Internal or external? External

How many students possible? 2

Own data collection: YES  

Type of research: qualitative

EC: 15 



Twents Zilver is an art-based project for older adults with a focus on combatting loneliness in later life. Older adults will be trained as ambassadors for the project. They will recruit other older adults to connect with artists. The intervention starts with a one-on-one session, where the artists discuss the life story with an older adult. However, the older adults are also brought together in small groups. An example is a 86-year old woman who has always sung. She is visited by a musician and singer to sing together. A neighbor becomes curious and starts to sing along. The group is slowly growing and is now even planning a performance.

You will conduct narrative interviews with participants in order to evaluate the project.


Who are we looking for? 

Dutch speaking students with an interest older adults. 



Gerben Westerhof