Learning for the Fourth Age
The Social Prescribing Project assists patients aged 50+ from the Downing drive practice in Evington, with their health and wellbeing, by offering a range of learning opportunities.
We define learning as 'a tool for creating wellbeing, a catalyst for change and a good later life' and we passionately believe you are never too old to learn.
Our work focuses on supporting older people who might be isolated, lonely or vulnerable. This may be due to a medical condition, recurring ill health, bereavement, or recovery from surgery.
Working closely with the surgery’s ‘Patient Group’ to identify beneficiaries we have developed a programme of work which offers ‘more than medication’. This includes:
· Bespoke 1:1 learning sessions in the comfort of people’s own home
· Opportunities to learn via group activities at local venues
· Patient- led social events open to the wider community
· Volunteering and training opportunities for local older people.