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."
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."
acclaimed conductor and founder of the paraorchestra
"I am happy to support the Creative Care initiative."
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."