Adult Day Drama Club Makes its Debut

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MountainCare’s Adult Day Drama Club of Buncombe County recently debuted their first off-campus production, performing for preschool students at Rainbow Community School. The Drama Club performed a fable called, The Lion and The Mouse, a tale which encompasses the true meaning of friendship.

The Drama Club serves as one of the many ways MountainCare’s Adult Day Centers provide a safe and enjoyable place for aging and impaired adults to stay engaged during the day, while receiving expert care in one of its beautiful, award-winning facilities located in Buncombe, Henderson and Transylvania counties.

“I really enjoy our Drama Club,” notes member Susan, whose favorite part of April’s performance was interacting with her follow castmates and hearing the laughter of the children during their performance.

Speaking of friendship, we believe it is the relationships formed between the preschoolers and Adult Day participants which makes Adult Day’s Drama Club so special. The Drama Club’s outing made it possible for both the young and old to have engaging and unifying interactions. “It was such a wonderful surprise to have the preschoolers join in with our performers as they sang, You are my Sunshine and Hickory Dickory Dock,” stated Bob Jackson, MountainCare’s Community Resource Coordinator. “While practicing for the play, we didn’t think the children would know the songs our club selected to sing, all of us were so pleased when our performance became a sing-along.”

MountainCare’s Adult Day Drama Club began in 2017 and is open to all Adult Day participants. Members meet once a week with the goal of creating, practicing, and performing a new production every month. The club provides a space where participants have a chance to be creative, use their imagination, and express their emotions.

The Drama Club serves as one of the many ways MountainCare’s Adult Day Centers provide a safe and enjoyable place for aging and impaired adults to stay engaged during the day, while receiving expert care in one of its beautiful, award-winning facilities located in Buncombe, Henderson and Transylvania counties.

“I really enjoy our Drama Club,” notes member Susan, whose favorite part of April’s performance was interacting with her follow castmates and hearing the laughter of the children during their performance.

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