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Health Action Theatre by Seniors (HATS)

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:

  • Community-based
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Educational
  • Participatory
  • Targeted to seniors, and
  • Has far-ranging impact (“ripple effects”)
HATS website link

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For HATS training tools and interactive plays visit the HATS website at



  • for the online version of the HATS handbook go to Online Manual. Also available are the printable PDF versions of the handbook in English, Portuguese and Vietnamese ready to download from the website.