About our Senior Program
In February 2011, MCT partnered with the Hamilton Council on Aging to create a community forum theatre play mandated to catalyze conversation around the subject of Elder Abuse. The enormous success of the Hamilton project and overwhelming community demand for seniors programming from the Toronto community prompted MCT to include seniors programming in our 2011-2012 plan. We are delighted to report that in the spring of 2012, MCT and our partners–Ontario’s Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (ONPEA) and The Toronto Council on Aging (TCA)–were awarded the “New Horizons for Senior Program–Ontario Region grant” which allowed us to develop MCT Senior Programming. We toured to senior homes and centers throughout Toronto and the GTA and the performance was so well received that we were invited to ONPEA’s World Senior’s Day Conference.
MCT is currently working on the InterGEN project, a series of multicultural, multigenerational workshops that bridge the gap between communities.
2013-14 Elder Voices Senior Project
Called Elder Voices this program has allowed MCT to build on the research, partnerships, and key learning from our previous pilot program, Voices of Toronto Seniors. With a vision of deepening and enriching the senior community connections, MCT has invited seniors to co-create a unique Community Arts production–multi-disciplinary in nature, leveraging their talents and introducing them to new opportunities.
The play entitled Old Age Ain’t for Sissies highlighted the many realities of aging in a fast paced, and culturally diverse city. For more information about the show, click here.
For more information on our senior programming, please contact:
Kristin Bartlett, Artistic Projects Manager