HATS is an innovative, community-based health care program for seniors.
HATS uses a form of educational theatre to raise awareness about difficult issues facing
seniors. At the same time, this educational theatre (performed by volunteer seniors) also
promotes a positive problem-solving forum for both audience and participants.
The program is unique in a number of ways. It is
Targeted to seniors, and
Has far-ranging impact ("ripple effects")
Based on the Action Theatre community education model, this award-winning program is
administered by St. Christopher House, a United Way Agency in Toronto, Canada.