Dr. Bill Thomas Brings ChangingAging Tour To USI

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Dr. Bill Thomas, international authority on geriatric medicine and eldercare; cast of musicians, actors, performers, and experts; Evansville-area sponsors and vendors; local dancers, Tai Chi instructor, and musical performers.

WHAT: The ChangingAging Tour

Barnstorming the country in a rock n’ roll tour bus, Dr. Bill Thomas is engaging with communities to build new and vastly more rewarding visions of aging. Drawing on ancient wisdom and scientific breakthroughs, the ChangingAging Tour challenges audience members to reject ageist stereotypes and embrace the moments of life that offer the greatest risk, reward and possibility. The Tour includes two non-fiction theater performances as well as an immersive lobby experience.

WHERE: University of Southern Indiana Performance Center. A map of campus that includes the Performance Center and all parking lots can be found at USI.edu/map.

WHEN: Monday, November 6

EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • 2:30 p.m.: Disrupt Dementia performance
  • 4 – 7 p.m.: Interactive Lobby Experience
    • 4 – 4:20 p.m.: YMCA Rock Steady Boxing demonstration
    • 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.: sponsor and vendor booths
    • 4:30 – 4:50 p.m.: Tai Chi demonstration with Ron Weatherford
    • 5 – 5:20 p.m.: USI student vocalist performance
    • 5:30 – 5:50 p.m.: Evansville River City Bop Club performance
    • 6 – 6:20 p.m.: Drum circle with Peggy Graul
  • 7 p.m.: Life’s Most Dangerous Game performance

DISRUPT DEMENTIA and LIFE’S MOST DANGEROUS GAME: In the afternoon, Disrupt Dementia –– featuring music and stories from Samite, Nate Silas Richardson and co-hosts Dr. Jennifer Carson and Kyrié Carpenter –– challenges common misconceptions and stereotypes of dementia. The evening performance, Dr. Thomas’ signature show, Aging: Life’s Most Dangerous Game with musician Nate Silas Richardson and Namarah McCall, explores the continuum of human aging as a rich process of growth.

LOBBY EXPERIENCE: In-between the shows there is a highly engaging ‘lobby experience’ for guests to engage with the ideas presented in the afternoon performance, get connected with local culture-changers and connect with other disrupters in their community. Participating organizations include: AARP, St. Vincent, Deaconess Primary Care for Seniors, the USI College of Nursing and Health Professions, American Senior Communities, SWIRCA & More, Alzheimer’s Association, River City Bop Club, Holiday Retirement’s Willow Park, Mneme Art Therapy and the YMCA. Tickets for performances are not required to attend the Lobby Experience.

TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased at https://changingaging.org/event/evansville-in/. Tickets are $20 for one performance and $30 for a day pass.

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