Would you like to take part or do you support someone who would benefit?
Artlink Central’s Creative Prescription is a participatory arts programme for people with a diagnosis of dementia who are still living at home in Forth Valley, working through visual art, music and interactive reminiscence activities to develop lively, social environments. The programme is running in Stirling and Falkirk.
This free, referral service delivers person centred activities that support social interaction, self-expression, creativity, mental health and well-being delivered in community settings and welcomes the involvement of participant’s families and carers.
The weekly service will start in April, running through to September 2017
Stirling service will be based in the Cowane Centre, Cowane Street, Stirling FK9 1HQ Tuesdays 10.00-12.00pmStarting on the 4th April 2017
Falkirk Service will be based in Camelon Education Centre, Abercrombie Street, Camelon, Falkirk FK1 4HA Mondays and Thursdays 10.00 -12.00pm Starting on the 6th April 2017
Artlink Central has worked creatively in NHS Forth Valley settings with people with a diagnosis of dementia for 20 years. We are delighted to be able to bring our practice out into the community. This service has developed from a successful community pilot programme, ‘The Art of Conversation’, which ran last year in Stirling, led by an experienced team of Artlink Central artist practitioners, Claire Docherty, Elaine Kordys and Frances Douglas, who are leading Creative Prescription again this year.
“Without these activities, he would be much more isolated and there would be more pressure on me as his carer to fill his time constructively. I really hope the workshops continue as they are so important to our wellbeing” Participants wife
“It was lovely to meet new people and at the sessions the conversations were very good”
“The group has become more like a meeting of friends” Participants feedback
“As his condition has progressed, he has become less able to initiate a social life on his own so having a group where he can meet people, and to have something to focus on which takes the pressure off having to think of conversation without support [My husband can no longer do this] - It has been great!” Participant’s wife
For more information on this service and a referral form please contact: Sarah Pearson on 01786 450971 or email firstname.lastname@example.org