Art is good for you.
In Dulwich, S.E. London, local GPs are prescribing art for some of their elderly patients.
Dulwich Picture Gallery have a community outreach programme which involves the elderly in gallery visits and art classes.
Apparently it helps with depression, isolation and as one person said, " you forget your pain"
You don't have to wait to be elderly to try!
Art is great fun and very absorbing. Belonging to an art club brings a great sense of community - and you get like minded people to talk to.
Taking a weekend workshop that attracts you is lovely way to spend a whole day on art - and you could come home with a picture like this :