Thursday, January 2, 2020
I wanted to start the New Year with happy news, so I wanted to share this article from the New York Times, Lights. Camera. Senior Center? The story focuses on actor, Mr. Hoffman, who holds acting classes at a local senior center
Mr. Hoffman, ... has become a celebrity, if not quite the kind he had envisioned. A few years ago he started to volunteer at the senior center as a type of acting coach. He helps people in their 70s, 80s and 90s perform scenes from films like “Casablanca,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “The Wizard of Oz,” even providing wigs and costumes for special videotaped performances, which they toast with champagne flutes filled with vanilla Ensure.
He now faces a popularity dilemma-the folks in the senior center love him and his classes, but his acting career is heating up and time is limited. In addition to the acting classes and his career, he also raise money for the senior centers, most recently for Meals on Wheels. Even though is time is limited, he has no plans to stop the acting classes. "I will somehow make it work. I am not leaving them.”
A nice story to start the New Year!