Date: 14 Mar 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00
Location: The Chrysalis Theatre, Japonica Lane, Willen Park South, Milton Keynes, MK15 9JY
Healthwatch MK is hosting Phyllis
Women & Theatre's production Phyllis presents the story of one family navigating the complex system of older people's care as they try to work out the best way to look after their ageing mother.
This is a thought-provoking theatre production that encourages health, social services and the wider community to share responsibility for stepping up to the challenge and providing sustainable, dignified care in the last part of our citizens' lives.
Phyllis, 80, is managing with the help of her daughter and granddaughter but since the death of her husband and the cuts to community support in her area, her life is becoming smaller. On one of her daily trips to Morrison's, she falls and ends up in hospital. The play documents Phyllis' decline and her family's struggle to navigate health and social care systems. Whilst the story of Phyllis is based on the journey of an older woman and her family, the conversations are ones you will recognise form your own journey.
Please see the attached poster for more information.