The Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation collaborated on the development, in 2021, of the online resources to support Green Scripts and the Dementia Sensory and Forest Trail at Ballarat’s Woowookarung National Park.
Social prescribing is encouraged by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as a routine for primary health practitioners. It provides alternative methods for improving the health outcomes of patients through the prescribing of social and community activities. Green Scripts is a dementia-friendly social prescribing project aimed at linking people with dementia and their carers with dementia-inclusive community activities.
The 'Green Scripts' project is an initiative of the Bigger Hearts Dementia Alliance Ballarat and is supported by a Dementia Friendly Community Engagement Grant (2020).The project was coordinated by Caroline Gibson. CeRDI developed the online webpages.
The Woowookarung Park is being developed as a dementia sensory forest trail. The web pages, content and resources complement the park’s information, proving dementia specific insights about the trail for carers and their families and highlighting the potential sensory experience along the park walk. Additional information has been included for health professionals with information and research about green scripting.
Green Scripts - 2 December 2021
Staff at CeRDI recently completed an online resource to support Green Scripts and the Ballarat Dementia Sensory and Forest Trail.... Continue reading...
Green Scripts - 17 June 2021
Online resources to support Green Scripts and the Dementia Sensory and Forest Trail at Ballarat's Woowookarung National Park.... Continue reading...