Circus for seniors
IRT Dalmeny residents, friends and family members celebrated Seniors Week in great style last week, participating in a Freestyling Circus Adventure facilitated by local performer and tutor, Andrea Holer.
Wearing fancy dress costumes for the occasion, those who attended the event learnt how to juggle, spin plates and act the clown. It was a colourful and fun afternoon under the big top, with more red noses and outlandish wigs present than at a clown convention; although according to staff, acting the clown did come more naturally to some, with Dee Brooker, Julie Ward and Claudia Duck admirably rising to the occasion to entertain the troops.
IRT Dalmeny residents participated in the event with great enthusiasm and a generous sense of fun and thoroughly enjoyed learning to perform circus tricks including juggling scarves and balls and ribbon twirling.
IRT Dalmeny resident Marjorie Garrett said she really appreciated the opportunity to dress up and learn some new skills as “keeping busy, having fun and learning something new is the key to a long and happy life.”
The event, which was partly sponsored by Ageing Disability and Home Care was followed by a delicious afternoon tea.
Caption: IRT Dalmeny staff members Julie Ward, Claudia Duck and Dee Brooker got into the spirit of the Freestyling Circus Adventure with facilitator Andrea Holer during Seniors Week.
Caption: IRT Dalmeny residents Ron and Margaret Littlewood enjoyed themselves at the Freestyling Circus Adventure during Seniors Week.
Deborah De Santis - Media Advisor
T: 0403 121 651