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Forever Young: Puppetry in Aged Care
12 June 2021
PUPPETRY IS NOT JUST CHILD’S PLAY.
FOREVER YOUNG IS A FULL DAY BOOKING PACKAGE, FACILITATED BY THREE MULTI-SKILLED ARTISTS, ALL OF WHOM HAVE EXTENSIVE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE ARTS, AGED CARE AND THERAPEUTIC DELIVERY.
It involves two main components:
Morning: Individual bedside sessions for progressed dementia or isolated clients, as suggested by staff
Afternoon: A large group puppetry performance open to all residents, and if appropriate for your site carers, family or grandchildren to create a shared experience.
The content is an immersive puppetry experience; it is funny, it is moving, it contains recognisable characters, it captures the essence of family, stimulates memories of old-world items and old- world events, contains live music, at times is personalised and always encourages resident contribution and connection. We have taken on feedback regarding sound levels, sightlines, cultural preferences, attention spans and themes then compared that with effective therapies into dementia stages and healthy ageing. All of which has built a program that is relevant, valuable and reflects a high standard of professional artistry.
At the end of the booking, to support and supplement the program, staff are provided with a creative therapy report, based on artist observations during their individual visits for ongoing care suggestions and engagement strategies.
Terrapin’s purpose is to make lives better through arts and culture. Support Forever Young with a donation.
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Program Designer: Dannielle Jackson
Consultant: Rose Grayson
Production Director: Sam Routledge
Set & Puppet Design & Construction: Bryony Anderson
Writer: Sarah Hamilton
Sound Designer: Dean Stevenson
Set & Puppet Construction: Linda Abraham, Bryony Anderson, Greta Jean, Freya Piscioneri-Young
Performers: Rose Grayson, Brett Rogers, Bella Young