CHANGING AGING TOUR—Our culture tells us that aging will change us against our will, and for the worse. Internationally acclaimed longevity expert Dr. Bill Thomas argues that this is false. Blending myth and science, live music and visuals, Dr. Bill Thomas’ Changing Aging Tour is a modern day American Chautauqua barnstorming the country in a rock n’ roll tour bus to bring communities a new and highly disruptive understanding of aging.
Drawing on ancient wisdom, scientific breakthroughs and powerful original music, 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. The tour’s ground-breaking Disrupt Dementia — developed in partnership with people living with dementia in Seattle — features stories and music from Samite Mulondo, Nate Silas Richardson and Namarah McCall and co-hosts Dr. Jennifer Carson and Kyrié Carpenter. The evening performance is Dr. Thomas’ signature show, Aging: Life’s Most Dangerous Game, also featuring musicians Richardson and McCall. Both shows explore how transcending our greatest fears and illusions around aging opens the door to personal growth and social change.
“Aging can be reimagined as a vivid and enlivening process that presents us with extraordinary risks, and rewards,” Dr. Thomas says. “So, how are we supposed to play this most dangerous of all games? What do winning and losing look like?”
WHAT: Changing Aging Tour
WHEN: Wednesday, May 3 – 2:30 pm and 7 pm
WHERE: Town Hall Seattle
TICKETS: Tickets of events can purchased online at https://changingaging.org/event/seattle-wa/
SPONSORS: AARP, LeadingAge Washington, Elder Wisdom and Third Act Magazine