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...creating an alternative pathway...

Our Supporters


Dame Judi Dench

award-winning actress on stage and screen

"I am happy to support Creative Care for vulnerable people in care homes, by bringing the magic of performance to them and their carers. I wish you huge success for this initiative."



Professor Mooli Lahad

psychologist, specialist in stress prevention

"Our minds and bodies may age, but our willingness to play, imagine, and fantasise stays with us until our last breath."



Mary Smail

dramatherapist, psychotherapist, and Director of the Sesame Institute

"Story, movement, and imagination restore a sense of well-being, relationships, and self-esteem. Creative Care aims to support and enable professional workers to have confidence in a care method that values the importance of creativity in care."



Dr Alida Gersie

dramatherapist, author, and consultant in resilience and vivacity

"Why do creative activities and elderly people belong together like flowers and bees? Both generate a happy buzz with long-term beneficial effects."



Charles Hazlewood

acclaimed conductor and founder of the paraorchestra

"I am happy to support the Creative Care initiative."



Joanna Jaaniste

BA (Hons), Dip. Ed., Dip. Dramatherapy, PhD candidate at the

University of Western Sydney

"Group trust, creative play, improvisation, story, and projection all help to enliven the bodies and minds of elderly people, and deal with present issues as wells as past. These methods improve their quality of life by sharing their wisdom through gestures and embodied expression, as well as words."

...creating an alternative pathway...

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