Our Social Prescription program has received over 270 referrals!
Originally funded by the OACAO and now we are so grateful for the support from Caesars Windsor Cares ($10,000) to help us continue funding this program!
What is Social Prescription? In a nutshell:
Step 1: Someone goes to the doctor about an issue (ex. depression from loneliness, declining physical health from lack of exercise)
Step 2: The healthcare professional (doctor, nurse, counsellor, etc.) writes a PRESCRIPTION for that person to go to Life After Fifty for help with that issue (ex. socialization, exercise classes, etc.)
>> The funding allows us to cover that person's membership fee, which removes any financial barriers. We also have a Social Prescription Coordinator on staff who will help new members find the programs that are right for their needs!
This is a new, holistic approach to healthcare, where needs are being met by more than just prescribing a new medication. The results are in! Depression is alleviated, physical health is improving and older adults in our community are thriving!
Beautiful Adult Colouring Books - on sale now at LAF. Proceeds support programs & services. $14/ each.
Save the date for a fun Valentine's Day pasta dinner & dance! Details to come.
NEW: Fall Programs & Evening Hours! See the current newsletter for details.