Research has noted the positive impact of culture on older adults’ health & wellbeing. As cultural organisations strive to engage broader audiences through digitalisation, the impact of such digital cultural experiences on the ageing society is not yet well understood.

HomeOpera-project aims to develop and test concepts for bringing cultural experiences (e.g. going to the opera) to older adults’ homes through new technologies in a way that enables social interaction and a feeling of community.

The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the EU’s COVID-19 recovery actions. The project is conducted by Haaga-Helia UAS’ Service Experience Laboratory LAB8 between 09/2021-08/2023. Follow the project here.