As early as 2023, doctors in England will be able to start writing prescriptions for “cooking classes” to patients suffering from loneliness.
It’s called “social prescribing” – meaning, doctors can recommend group activities like cooking classes and art clubs instead of medication. $2-point-four million dollars has gone into the new strategy for the cause that’s apparently a rising problem for England.
According to the government, 200,000 elderly people across the country haven’t communicated with a friend or relative in more than a month. That’s why Prime Minister Theresa May is backing up the anti-loneliness initiative, saying that loneliness is “one of the greatest public health challenges of our time,” linked to heart disease, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease and more.
Source: Fox News