Intergenerational Interactions

Elders Programming 1

Since 2015, CLIMB Theatre has used its interactive theatre techniques to create intergenerational experiences amongst individuals in senior living settings and memory care facilities. Through music, story telling, and improvisation, Intergenerational Interactions inspire and propel individuals (many with Alzheimer’s or other forms of Dementia) to, not only, create dramatic works for our resident artists to perform but to share the stage with them in the performance.

In 2019, we expanded our programming to include Grandpa and Lucy, a play adaptation of a children’s book aimed at raising awareness and creating an educational opportunity for youth and families around Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia.

Intergenerational residencies can range from 6 to 9 sessions and are fully customizable and can range from 30-45 minutes in length.

Adapted from a book written by a Minnesota based high school student. Grandpa and Lucy is a true reflection of CLIMBs mission in action.