Everyone needs a good laugh now and then. Especially folks like your parents or grandparents. They've had plenty to laugh about during their long time on this earth. Why stop now?
That's why entertainment for seniors is a much needed recreational activity. Humor is appreciated by older adults in care facilities. They appreciate activities that engage them, especially when we can make the old folks smile and remember. We call it joy therapy.
When you hear laughter, you sense that people are being taken care of in a good way. A sense of humor is the best medicine.
Recreational Activity for Seniors
Our mission at Small Wonders Entertainment is to put on musical shows for Senior Citizens and Memory Care Patients. People living in care facilities or participating in respite groups will enjoy the memories and fun antics. Classic performers, in puppet form, revive familiar music from the 40's and 50's big band era.
They "remember back when" and relive those warm feelings. The cherished memories of their youth come alive. Studies show that those suffering from dementia and other types of memory loss benefit from this kind of recreational activity.
Small Wonders Entertainment is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We do serious work in a fun way, by helping seniors and those with dementia enjoy themselves.
Seniors in a care facility must have their basic needs met. And while many facilities come very close to meeting them, there's still one thing missing. That spark of joy and wonder.
Who gives that? Who goes out of their way to put a smile on everyone's' faces and makes sure everyone's having a good time? Who puts on the show?
We entertain seniors and memory care folks with puppets and pop music from their era. They win a musical trip down memory lane just by showing up!
Small Wonders Entertainment
SWEnt. is a playful and caring. We encourage everybody who is going to get old, to chip in. By donating, you allow the show to go on. Once you recognize how much this generation means, you can honor their music and performers and all that it's meant to them.
WWII, Korean, and Vietnam veterans appreciate being recognized for their service. Our Patriotic Show tries to do just that. One of our feature presentations is the Andrews Sisters performing Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (https://youtu.be/8of3uhG1tCI).
Memories sparked by that song can fight back against dementia.
A Volunteer Opportunity
Serving on the Board of Directors is another way to contribute. Ideas are needed on how SW Entertainment can more effectively reach this population. Contact Volunteer coordinator Joan Klasson at 512-440-0135.