What if doctors didn’t always prescribe drugs for the ageing population? What if they prescribed art in all its rich and varied forms?
HammondCare’s Arts on Prescription is a unique arts program bringing together professional artists with people over 65, where developing new artistic skills is just the start. Connecting with arts, whether it be painting, drawing, dance or singing is showing amazing results for the elderly who are suffering dementia, are socially isolated or enduring ongoing illness. The program activities aim to reduce anxiety and depression, renew a sense of purpose, promote self-discovery and create community.
This program has had such a positive impact so far but we need your support to continue to expand and make Arts on Prescription available for many more who need it.
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