Age No Barrier to Fringe Fun at Southern Cross Care

Southern Cross Care’s Fringe program is back for 2018, promising good times, excitement and joy to people of all ages across the Southern Cross Care community.

The fun begins with the Fringe launch on 1 February. Then from Saturday 17 February to Friday 16 March, five Southern Cross Care sites will host 10 Australian and international Fringe performers, including the award-winning magician Paul Dabek, and dancing superstar Movin’ Melvin Brown, described as ‘the man with the fastest moving feet’.

Southern Cross Care will also host three Fringe Artspace events, where our residents and the local community can get involved in a range of fun and creative activities, while enjoying local performers.

Southern Cross Care CEO, David Moran, said “…our Fringe program brings art, culture and entertainment to people who would not normally be able to get involved in the Adelaide Fringe - the largest arts festival in the southern hemisphere.

“Southern Cross Care Fringe Artspace events are a fantastic opportunity for friends and family to come together in a fun and creative market-style gathering.

“Artists, painters, nature lovers, flower arrangers and photographers are all lining up to share their skill and passion at these unique events.

“We’re so proud to be offering our third Fringe program in 2018, and continue to look for ways to help it grow into the future,’ Mr Moran said.

Southern Cross Care was the first South Australian aged care provider to host a Fringe program. Since the inaugural program in 2016 we have brought international and local acts to our community with outstanding results. Southern Cross Care residents report that their feelings of wholeness and empowerment improved markedly after being involved in our Fringe events and that they are very excited about the program for 2018.

Over 410 people attended Southern Cross Care’s 2017 Fringe, with each Fringe Artspace attracting close to 300 people. Furthermore, 75% of residents surveyed experienced a high level of enjoyment when attending the Fringe.