June 9th, 2009
Society for the Arts in Healthcare Partnership
Stagebridge Senior Theatre Company, Oakland, California
Johnson & Johnson has partnered with the Society for the Arts in Healthcare since 2001 to provide grants to organizations that produce innovative projects to serve patients, their families and caregivers in health care settings, and to promote healing and preventative health.
Stagebridge uses theatre and storytelling to bridge the generation gap and to stimulate positive attitudes toward aging. Stagebridge’s intergenerational programs feature senior theater productions, storytelling in the schools, nurses training programs, acting classes for seniors, and writing contests for children.
These young girls from Peralta Elementary School watch with delight as the Stagebridge storyteller entertains their class.
(Photographer: Shraddha Borawake, a Johnson & Johnson – International Center of Photography Fellowship recipient)