Intergenerational Theatre Program Being Tested in California

MHAC is always looking for practices, programs and solutions that can be implemented in age- and dementia friendly communities. Increasingly, arts and cultural opportunities are emerging as a way to bring generations together and create social engagement opportunities.

One such program is the subject of a year-long research study at California State University – Northridge (CSUN). The research involves “Stages for All Ages: Devised Theater for Healthy Aging”— an intergenerational six-week program that studied the effectiveness of drama participation on adults 65 and older and CSUN students 18 an older. Those 65 and older were members of the ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center in Reseda.

Check out this CSUN news release for more information.

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