Creative Aging: Finding Penelope

The ancient myth of Penelope comes to life in a fresh light with assistance from residents of the senior living campus Luther Manor. Anne Basting of the Center on Aging & Community at the University of Wisconsin implemented the Penelope Project, which encouraged the residents to discuss and participate in the creation of a new play, Finding Penelope. The residents, who had no plans to take up acting when they moved to the Manor, have nevertheless become deeply involved in the project. And as resident Joyce Heinrich said, "We should not be afraid to learn something new."
The Huffington Post, April 25, 2011

Written By: Timothy Carpenter

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