Artlink Central have launched their free participatory arts service for people living with dementia in Forth Valley.
Creative Prescription is aimed at those with a diagnosis who are still living at home, working through visual art, music and interactive reminiscence activities to develop lively, social environments. The programme will run in Falkirk and Stirling on a weekly basis, from April to September.
The programme is based on a referral service, and will deliver person-centred activities which support social interaction, self-expression, creativity, mental health and well-being delivered in community settings. It also welcomes the involvement of participant’s families and carers.
The Stirling service will be based in the Cowane Centre, Cowane Street, Stirling FK9 1HQ on Tuesdays, 10am – 12pm, beginning on Tuesday 4th April.
The Falkirk service will be based at the Camelon Education Centre, Abercrombie Street, Camelon, Falkirk, FK1 4HA on Mondays and Thursdays, 10am – 12pm, with the first on Thursday 6th April.
Artlink Central has worked creatively in NHS Forth Valley settings with people with a diagnosis of dementia for 20 years. Creative Prescription 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. This same team, comprising of Claire Docherty, Elaine Kordys and Frances Douglas, are leading Creative Prescription this year.
For further information, or to request a referral form for yourself or someone you support, please contact Sarah Pearson by phone: 01786 450971, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org