Western Sydney MRC is partnering with HammondCare to bring their ground-breaking ‘Arts on Prescription’ program for over 65s to Liverpool.
The program prescribes arts as an alternative to medicine with experienced artists working with small groups to help participants explore their own creativity and learn new skills, while at the same time focusing on specific health and wellness needs.
Now in its second year, the program will be offered free of charge to our clients and communities for the first time.
This program sits under our Family Support portfolio, and we believe that…
for many of the people who use the MRC, art has been integral to their culture and is an important connection to their past. The program will allow them to re-engage with a previous interest or develop a new one. The program will bring people together for an hour or two of fun where they can be involved in an activity that allows them to express themselves.”
Arts on Prescription Manager and Artist, Michelle Heldon, said creating art can help with a range of wellness needs from anxiety, depression and fragility, to people experiencing social isolation or going through periods of bereavement.