Go to the Circus

Shrine Circus Logo

 “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages….”  this traditional ringmaster’s welcome sums up who should go to the circus quite nicely: everyone! 

Now, I might be a bit biased because I love the circus.  In fact,  my dad and I used to practice very rudimentary balancing and contortion/gymnastic acts when I was a preschooler (think balancing me standing on his shoulders, me trying to do a handstand on his back while he was laying on the floor, etc.), a practice that earned me the nickname “circus girl” for a while.  However, I really do believe the circus is a great place to visit, even if you have memory loss. 

1. There acts are short and constantly changing, keeping people with short attention spans interested.

2. If you don’t like the show, there is always tasty food to munch on or cute kids to coo at.

3.  You don’t have to sit  very still or be  very quiet.

4.  It’s a great excuse to spend some time with the grandkids.

5.  It’s fairly inexpensive, depending on what circus you go see.

Speaking of reasonable circus’, the Detroit Shriners Circus  will be performing in Hazel Park March 30-April1 and April 6-8 and in Port Huron on April 3. 

Of course, the circus is probably not the place to go if loud noises or crowds tend to bother the person with memory loss.  Or for people of any cognitive condition who are afraid of clowns. 

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