Drama Groups for older people
My basic idea is to start a Drama Groups in Bristol where older people can meet to think, share ideas, talk, learn new skills, enjoy being the people they are - and express themselves in performance.
Young active older folk, recently retired, have many avenues in which to use their skills, expertise, and skills if they wish to do so....or so we tend to think
Very old physically infirm people are catered for in Day Centres.....or so we tend to think.
Those in the middle range of older age don't have the same issues as the two groups mentioned above.....or so we think!
I am 68, involved in lots of voluntary work with both young people and older ones. I also sing in a choir. Joining the choir has meant that I have met such a huge range of peopleI - from a huge spectrum of life in our city. Young, old, a range of cultures and ethnicities; people I'd never have met otherwise!
We are a mixed group in terms of age - but older rather than young!
I know there are facilities to sing for older people in Bristol. But is there a Drama Group? If not, let's consider forming one! Very little cost involved, other than finding a venue in which to meet - and the cost of costumes/scenery for productions. A great opportunity here to involve volunteers in helping with this - both young and old; able and less able people!
Why the contribution is important
Because there are so many older people in our city who have very little to motivate and engage them!
by user901752 on December 02, 2013 at 02:20AM