A body hangs in a fabric hammock, suspended from a freestanding rig.
Drawing in blue and brown lines.
We have taken one of my small, mobile, aerial rigs to four community centres, enticed the groups’ participants to swing and spin on an aerial hoop, or sit, lie, and relax in an aerial hammock. Admittedly there was a little resistance in the planning stages: Would people engage with this? Would they try it?
The answer came back as a resounding YES!!!
This week I brought juggling beanbags but seriously hadn’t anticipated the laughter that would ring out from each group.
As an absolute novice working with people living with Dementia, these few weeks have been a wonderful learning curve. I strongly believe that everyone should have an opportunity to try new things, step outside their comfort zones, and of course give aerial and circus skills a go, regardless of age or perceived ability.
We have another few weeks working across Canterbury, Whitstable, Dover and Hythe. I know I’ll be sad when the sessions end, but hopefully this is really just the start of something.
Thanks for reading.
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