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Changing to Serve A freeze frame of the public exercising in the community A senior’s perception of a senior A common refrain from all participants was that: They want to be engaged in something in their later years. Be it games, music, gardening or craft, both young and older participants want to stay connected to others and have something meaningful to while away their time. This applies whether or not one lives in a nursing home and which they feel is key to staying happy. The show-dialogues were conducted with the kind help of Ms Chang Mei Yee, a senior lecturer in Applied Drama and Psychology at Singapore Polytechnic and Zam, a graduate of her programme. 74 Home 74 | | St St Joseph’s Joseph’s Home Seniors acting out what they imagine to be a volunteer visiting a resident)