Circus comes to town for Greenwood residents

The circus came to town at a Allity aged care home on the upper north shore of Sydney this month.

The circus arrived at Allity’s Greenwood aged care home on the upper north shore of Sydney this month, with big tent-themed events keeping residents entertained.

A group of artists came together at the Normanhurst site to perform pop-up events at the facility throughout August, with festivities culminating in a fun fair and sideshow attractions on Friday.

The circus extravaganza has also featured tap-dancing, bubble making, clown antics and magic acts.

It was all smiles for resident Jean Foulser, 97, who received a flamingo hat and a balloon sculpture as part of the clown act.

“I was in the front row,” said Ms Foulser. “I could see him twisting the balloons. I enjoyed all the entertainment.”     

Entertainer and Greenwood Aged Care employee Rob Feldman said he loved the interaction with the residents. “Residents have had a great time getting up and participating,” said Mr Feldman.

Mr Feldman, who has been at Greenwood since it opened, said clowning around was all part of his daily work. “I absolutely love the treasury of experiences which are shared with me,” he said. “I feel rewarded by hearing residents’ stories of resilience, courage and sharing humour. The richness of interaction is so rewarding.”

Main image: Rob Feldman and Jean Foulser clowning around

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