A quick on-line search into Studies of Arts and Aging shows that researchers are starting to investigate what we have intuitively known for a long time—that being involved in the Arts keeps us healthy. There are almost 1000 registered Seniors’ Theatre Companies in North America. While the activities are not always the same, the intent is always to provide physical, intellectual and social stimulation while exploring the issues we all face on a daily basis.
That is the oﬃcial story.
The unoﬃcial story is that Seniors’ Theatre is the best two hours of your week. We laugh, get teary, meet new people, solve all of the issues facing modern society, stretch our faces and our muscles, and come away with a passion to return. Do you have to be a senior to be involved? No! Our whole intention is to be inclusive of the whole community and we want to interact with people of all ages. What skills do you need? If you can laugh at yourself and share a story with others then you are more than qualiﬁed. Any other skills we will develop along the way.
Seniors Theatre resumes Tues. Jan 28 at 9am at Shuswap Theatre, Tuesday afternoons at Sorrento Memorial Hall and Wednesday afternoons at Cedar Centre. The second half of the program will have a fun twist with a few new exercises and some script work too! For more information contact Peter at 250-675-3004 or visit the Ida and Old Baldy’s website. You’ll enjoy the new website, which is part of this ‘New Horizons for Seniors Program’; You can see some samples of our monologues, improvs, Christmas messages and readers’ theatre.
Additional support provided by Shuswap Theatre Society and Sorrento Memorial Hall Society