FORT MYERS — Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL), a nonprofit serving older adults and adults with disabilities, is determined to offer aid to those battling isolation by providing online social events to the community it serves. AAASWFL is inviting older adults and their families to enjoy an interactive online magic show with renowned magician and mentalist Paul Draper as he helps them explore the “Mysteries of the Mind.” Draper will be accompanied with special guests Meadow Perry and Satomi Hofmann, details below. Scheduled events will take place over Zoom and require registration in advance. AAASWFL has been offering these events to combat the effects of isolation since November 2020. For all free AAASWFL events available to older adults in Southwest Florida, visit: https://aaaswfl.org/events/
Special guest Eryn LeCroy — Thursday, June 17, 5 to 6 p.m. — Eryn LeCroy is currently cast to play Martha Jefferson in “1776” soon to be reopening on Broadway. She recently played Cristine in “Phantom of the Opera.” Off-Broadway/New York, LeCroy has played Johanna in “Sweeney Todd” and played multiple roles in “Assassins.” She was also in the National tour of “Jekyll and Hyde” as Emma Carew.
Zoom registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcocuqopzsoGdJKwrRAHCXCihyTatGJTYwg
Special Guest Gabe Abelson — Wednesday, June 30, 5 to 6 p.m. — Gabe Abelson is a five-time, Emmy-nominated comedy writer whose numerous credits include head monologue writer for “Late Show with David Letterman,” and staff writer for both “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn.” He also wrote for network late-night shows “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher” (ABC), and for “The New Tom Green Show” (MTV).
Zoom registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vf-CgqjwjH9XuWSWHxdcbACHEoyxJ7t3G
Magician Paul Draper — Paul Draper is a comedy presenter, magician, mind-reader, and speaker who has appeared on the History Channel, A&E, HBO, Hallmark, the Travel Channel, and HGTV. Draper has appeared with David Copperfield, Lance Burton, and Teller of Penn & Teller, and has headlined in Las Vegas in addition to his seven years as house magician for the Venetian Hotel & Casino.
About Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida:
The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is a nonprofit organization serving Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota Counties. AAASWFL is the state’s designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for Southwest Florida. The organization is committed to connecting older adults and adults with disabilities to resources and assistance for living safely with independence and dignity. More information is available at https://www.aaaswfl.org or by calling the toll-free Helpline at 866-41-ELDER.