Vital: A Fugue on Aging

Vital: A Fugue On Aging is a 30 minute Ethnographic Performance, which seeks to tell the story of caregivers and vulnerable seniors.  Commissioned by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) in 2018, Vital: A Fugue on Aging is based on its qualitative study: Vulnerable Older Adults & Caregivers in Washtenaw County, by Abbie Lawrence-Jacobson, Ph.D., LMSW ​

Funded in part by the 

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

 

Vital: A Fugue on Aging  has been seen at the following gatherings thanks to the generous support of our  sponsors: 

  • Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) Annual Meeting; Ann Arbor, MI

  • Healthy Aging Convening; Lansing, MI (Sponsored Michigan Health Endowment)

  • Communities Care WNY Respite Pilot Kick-Off; Ellicotville, NY (Sponsored by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation & the Boston Foundation)

  • Plenary, Grantmakers on Aging; New York, NY (Sponsored by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation)

  • Faith Leader Summit, Buffalo, NY (Sponsored by the Ralph C.Wilson Jr. Foundation)

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Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation 

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Vital: A Fugue On Aging illustrates through six connected episodic scenes, the ways in which those who are caregivers, and those who are being cared for try to live in and through social and health care systems, economic and the reality that the "aging are taking care of the aging".

The Performance is Framed in the Following Ways:

Context -- The Source  of the Material 

Fugue #1

Caregiving

Fugue #2

Coordinated Care

Fugue #3

Patchwork Care

Fugue #4

Caregiving is Multidirectional

 Coda

Vital: A Fugue on Aging is generative performance designed to catalyze dialogue around caregiving and aging. Each show is followed up by a dialogue/discussion based on the intended audience and/or organization/event. 

 

Who is Vital: A Fugue on Aging for? 

Caregivers
Older Adults

Social Service Organizations

Philanthropy

Policy Makers

People.

 

Interested in Vital: A Fugue On Aging? Contact us at: info@limelightlive.org

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