All participants will receive their own bubble blower so they can keep on playing, and blow their troubles away.
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What People are Saying -- About the Laughter for Health Series
"Tufts Secure Horizons had the pleasure of sponsoring
Leslie and Paul's presentation at 50 sites, including Senior Centers,
Assisted Living Communities, Senior Housing and Senior Councils. They
were never late or missed a show, and were very flexible in their scheduling.
They always gave 110%, and despite the setting or limitations they always
got the crowd laughing and enjoying themselves. Their handouts were great.
They demonstrated a great love, warmth and respect for the seniors, as
well as always being entertaining and professional. They lifted all our
"They had the Mayor of Haverhill leading the Laughter
Circle! He said, 'Hey, this really works. I think I will implement this
at all government meetings.' They were so generous with their time and
spirit -- it was a wonderful way to thank all of our senior volunteers
on Volunteer Appreci-ation Day. They were worth double or triple what
"Thank you for your wonderful presentation. It was
great; lots of fun for every-one. You are very talented and bring out
the 'child' in all of us. I hope we can do it again in the future."
Introducing Leslie and Paul
Leslie Ahern is a gerontologist with a masters degree from the University of Massachu-setts. She is the Massachusetts spokesperson for the National Family Caregivers Association. Leslie has been recognized for her professional and volunteer work, receiving Boston's Big Sister of the Year award and the Massachusetts Association on Aging public service award.
Paul Antokolsky is a graduate of Harvard University. He is a Vietnam veteran who is currently writing a book on the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Together, Leslie and Paul are Certified Laughter Leaders. They are gold members of the American Association of Therapeutic Humor and the co-leaders of the Greater Boston Laughter Club. They have produced and hosted radio programs, such as "Living Longer and Better" on WMEX and WBIX, and TV programs, including their current show on BNN-TV, "Taking Care."slie and Paul have also been married to each other for 21 years.
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