Puppet therapy; more than just a show

Puppet therapy; more than just a show

Image: Terrapin’s Forever Young program recently performed at Huon Regional Care’s Franklin facility, with Rose Grayson and Brett Young.

While residents at Huon Regional Care in Franklin may have been delighted by the appearance of lights, music, and drama in the form of Terrapin Puppet Theatre's Forever Young performance recently, the show has a much more important motivation behind it. 

Terrapin's latest pilot program, developed in collaboration with the University of Tasmania and various aged care homes over two years, aims to improve the well-being of aged care residents, particularly those living with dementia.

Touring has now begun for the program around Tasmania.