Spotlight on Engagement: The Arts

OLATHE, K.S., - Wellness Assistant Darryl Guzman came out of retirement to launch the “Act Your Age” theater group at Good Samaritan Society – Cedar Lake Village community in Olathe, Kansas.

With 37 years of experience as an instructor of vocal music and theater performances at a California Christian school, Guzman told Sanford Health news that “compared to a school, ‘it’s not much different. People are people whether they’re 13 or 93.’”

Guzman was certainly proven right when 94-year-old resident Carl Kruse took on the role of Rumpelstiltskin this past August. But Kruse had already performed in several of the troupe’s plays, telling Sanford Health news that “the nice thing about being retired, you do what you want to do.”

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