Senior Care Programs

Senior care programs can benefit from using puppets. In these photos seniors were helped to create simple puppets from material supplied by Dr. Silly and with the guidance of the craft director.

The puppet booth was modified to allow seated use, more suited to the capabilities of the performers. The play was written by the Center staff from topics suggested by the senior patrons.

This play was about how Social Security checks get lost in the mail and how hard it is to then follow through with government authorities to get a check reissued. They then gave a performance to the entire Center; everyone laughed a lot. Talking increased among the usually taciturn and with the refreshments that followed, it was a memorable day of simple fun and participation.