Voted “Best of San Francisco East Bay” 2007 & 2008 – East Bay Express
Winner of American Society on Aging 2009 MetLife Mind Alert Award
The nationally acclaimed theatre company of older adults based in Oakland, California celebrates its 30th season as the nation's oldest senior theatre company. Since 1978, the company's mission has been to narrow the gap between the generations and to present positive images of older adults through the medium of theatre arts classes, workshops, healthy aging programs and public performances. The actors range in age from 50-90+ years. The non-profit, intergenerational company has performed over 30 original plays for more than 300,000 people in senior centers, hospitals, schools, clubs and theatres. A pioneer in the field of healthy aging, Stagebridge created the award winning Healthy Aging Program called “See Me!” to train medical professionals to see older adults as people. The company’s Performing Arts Training Institute is the 2009 winner of the prestigious MetLife Mind Alert Award. Stagebridge is also the only West Coast representative of the innovative TimeSlips ™ a creative storytelling method that helps people with dementia. Another first is our summer Performing Arts Camp for adults 50+. Stagebridge has been featured on ABC-TV, CNN, National Public Radio, in Modern Maturity, Oakland Magazine, Storytelling Magazine and at national and regional conferences.
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