Clowns bring cheers to older people
We all hate to live alone. Isolation and lockdown is making us crave company and friends. Imagine elderlies living without their families and children.
A group of clowns took it upon themselves to entertain these grandparents living in isolation in old age homes.
A group of clowns who usually entertain retirees, in their rooms at seniors homes has taken to performing outside instead so their audience can watch from their windows or balconies while in coronavirus-enforced isolation.
The clowns were determined that the seniors not be deprived of laughter by the virus, which has meant they cannot receive visitors or even go to their communal dining rooms to eat.
So the group from “Laughing Helps”, an association of “clinical clowns” who entertain people under medical and nursing care, started performing in courtyards outside the seniors’ rooms – at an appropriate distance from each other.
Now that’s some heartwarming gesture!
Clowns have their own set of rules to follow- namely, the Clown Code of Ethics. The National Clown Week, started in 1971 by Richard Nixon, is celebrated in America in the first week of August every year.