ACHF Arts Access
Elders CLIMBing serves elders in day care centers. While CLIMB has served children and adults with disabilities for 37 years, we have never served elders with disabilities. Pre surveys give baseline data on prior chances to create theatre and assess familiarity with terms/skills we will be teaching. Staff evaluate effects on Elders, including verbal and non-verbal communication and socialization skills. 2: Elders with disabilities require onsite programs with specialized approaches to creating, performing, and responding to theatre--which we will offer. Evaluations completed by the Adult Day staff, Elders and our Actor Educators will assess each session's appropriateness to our audience and will provide feedback that we will use to amend the sessions as needed.
Elders CLIMBing brought the arts to older Minnesotans in adult day care centers who, due to cognitive and physical challenges, had very limited access to seeing theater and even less access to creating it. Pre surveys of the participants and the adult day staff created baseline data regarding prior opportunities they may have had to create theatre. Adult Day Staff helped to evaluate the measurable effects on their Elders, including verbal and non-verbal communication and socialization skills. This was accomplished with our evaluation process developed specifically for this project. 2: The Elders in Adult Day Cares required adaptive strategies and a very specialized approach to creating, performing, and responding to theatre. Using our new training and prior experience, we are created sessions that were specialized and appropriate. Evaluations completed by the Adult Day staff, Elders and our Actor Educators assessed each sessions appropriateness to our audience and provided feedback that we used to amend sessions or strategies as needed.
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