Entertaining and Educational Program for Seniors

Greater MetroWest CARES is partnering with the JCC MetoWest to present a program with The NJ Mental Health Players (NJMHP) on Monday, April 30 at 12:30 p.m. at the JCC MetroWest in West Orange. Supported and trained by the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc., this highly successful, interactive community education program performs skits that teach lessons and entertain at the same time. This event will address issues of particular interest to seniors, such as retirement, complex family relationships, and societal issues.

NJMPH is the longest-running program of its type in the state. Volunteers are trained to depict realistic scenarios that many of us can relate to. These presentations provide audiences with a dynamic way to receive basic education. Performances consist of two customized, audience-specific scenes, each of which is followed by an opportunity for the audience to interact with the players, ask questions about the topic that has been presented, and brainstorm solutions to the problems they’ve observed.

The Players have been in operation for more than 20 years and perform at agencies, professional conferences, and partial care facilities as well as many colleges and secondary schools across the Greater MetroWest community. Audiences consist of all ages and diverse populations, reaching more than 2,000 people annually.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information and to register contact Mara Gellman at mgellman@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3096.