"Social prescriptions are a means for health care, community and social service professionals to refer people to non-medical services that, along with existing treatments, can promote health and well-being. And while a place like the ROM might seem like an unusual recommendation, there’s evidence to say that museums do more for our health than we might think." See the article below from todays Toronto Star.
Winter + Cancer Treatments or Recovery can result in increased isolation. Many of us are unable to return to work, or are struggling to do so.
Including Socialization with medical treatments show many health benefits to both your mental and physical health.
You don't have to be from Toronto to benefit from a trip to the Royal Ontario Museum. We all have similar interesting places within our own communities. Bus tours exist to take you to concerts, theatre, shopping and many other social activities where you let someone else do the driving and you do the enjoying. You can also check to see who can accommodate people with mobility issues, wheel chairs etc. The new world is far more accessible than it used to be.
Step out of your comfort zone and into some refreshing, interesting and stimulating activities to give you a different perspective. This can be a great way to bring families together for a day, and rekindle friendships - icebreakers for all to get back into the social swing of things.
Not all prescriptions need to come from a bottle.
Keep well and keep yourself stimulated.
ACH2015 - Andy.