Isolation is the harsh reality that hits the elderly. Lifestyles have changed, and Old Age homes are mushrooming. While young people have no difficulty in moving out of the house and adjusting themselves to new environments, it the elderly population that finds the change hard. Senior Citizens at an old age home constantly miss their families, and fear abandonment in the vulnerable years of their lives.
When senior participants show the same exuberance as their
young partners, we know that we have managed to create a space
that is 'Home' for all.
Initially hesitant at first, our participants have opened up beautifully to the process and to one another as well. Their unbound enthusiasm and excitement has given us the encouragement to take these interactions to a culmination. We have started working towards a musical that will see senior citizens and young participants share stories together, on the same stage.