Lately I've been thinking about how art and craft initiatives have been funded and implemented in different parts of the world, providing elderly people living in the community and also aged care facilities, all sorts of new opportunities and positive experiences. It's wonderful that the ball is rolling on this. Recently I wrote a piece on Social Prescribing for Starts at Sixty:
Just as we look back to the early quackery of medieval medicine such as snail slime for coughs, will we one day look back on our current mainstream medicalization of society's ill's and wonder why it took so long to consider additional or co-existing options that are organised and funded?
For a full excerpt: Is it Time for more than Medicine?