Hi everyone, I am writing a paper on the therapeutic benefits of one-on-one clowning visits within facilities such as nursing homes. My clown character visits a specified list of residents once a month at a nursing home near me. Not only am I tracking my observations, but the staff at the nursing home is also doing so. Would I would like from all of you that have experienced clowning within nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or any facility type that houses the elderly, is to contact me with your personal experiences. My hope is to find someone that would then be interested in funding a bonafide pilot study focused on the elderly, particularly those that have been diagnosed with depression, have self-isolated themselves, and/or have no family/friends that visit. These types of visits are vastly different from hospital clowning for a number of reasons. If you'd like to share your real life experiences of how your clown character has interacted with the elder population residing in a facility (good and even 'not so good' outcomes) please let me know how I should connect with you so that I may interview you for this paper. To see the initial idea started with one nursing home, read http://www.clownsentertain.com/therapy.html Thanks!