COTA ACT CEO Jenny Mobbs said Canberra’s seniors have suffered most from COVID-19 and associated restrictions.
“As such, the project has explored feelings of loneliness and isolation, as well as marginalisation, and looked at the wellbeing of older Canberrans, methods of healing and building resilience,” Ms Mobbs said.
The final performance shared with audiences how marginalisation, loneliness and isolation have impacted the mental health of older Canberrans.
Minister for Mental Health Emma Davidson said Pandemic Players is a fantastic initiative to create opportunities to unite and discuss the real issues that affect our community.
“We all deserve to have opportunities to come together and make sense of our changing world. The great thing with Pandemic Players is that it tells the stories happening in our community, helps people understand some of the challenges faced by older Canberrans, encourages discussion and unites us through art,” Ms Davidson said.