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WHATIntergenerational drama theater workshops involving students and seniors that combine first hand memories held by seniors along with role-play.
WHYPromotes senior arts, historical learning activities, understanding and creativity between generations.
WHEREAge Exchange.
London, England.

Program Description

"Age Exchange is committed to providing opportunities for learning between generations. Intergenerational programmes focus on reminiscence work and are designed to promote learning, understanding and creativity between generations."

Intergenerational drama-based workshops take place in schools or the organization’s center and involve seniors and students exploring memories through movement.

Period artifacts and the use of sound archive material are also used. Themes explored cover: “The National Empire to Commonwealth,” “The Birth of the National Health Service,” “The Changing Role of Women” and “London at War.”

An added benefit to student participation is the educational enforcement of subjects they are learning in school.

Age Exchange is also involved in "Memory Makers," a senior theater group for those in their 70s and 80s working in reminiscence theatre. The production 'Starting Over' is based on the senior actors memories of rebuilding their lives in London after the Second World War and will tour care settings, small-scale theaters, and community centers.

Senior Theater and Senior Arts
Senior Activities

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