A Magical Experience for the Truly Young at Heart
My first magic show for a senior living audience was when my Dad at age 89 was residing at the King Home in Evanston. That was almost 30 years ago. I still have a special relationship with senior living and retired folks, especially now that I am one of them myself!
This photo shows that performance. Those smiles and astounded looks have continued to greet me while entertaining at more than 100 continuing care, independent living, assisted living, memory care, and nursing facilities, with regular repeats, as well as for retired groups and private parties for seniors.
I bring everyone back to their youth, the mysteries actively engage their minds, and they have a lot of fun. Not like vegetating as they often do during musical programs.
The King Home Letter Spring 1989 described it this way:
“The gentlemen of the King Home, together with their guests from Geneva Place of the Presbyterian Home, were recently spellbound by the humor and illusions of critically acclaimed magician Robert Miller. He amazed the 100-person audience with his ‘Miracles by Appointment,’ and several individuals were given the opportunity to participate in his act. Laughter, ‘aaahs’ and. resounding applause let Miller know his talents were admired and appreciated by ail in attendance.”
“Robert Keith Miller entertained with Miracles by Appointment at my annual family dinner party. After dessert, he joined ten men and women ages 71 to 91.
His close-up magic act was so delightful, after he left we all talked about it for a long, long time.
It wasn’t that it was one mind-blowing trick after another (which it was). It was a well-crafted theatrical program in three distinct parts, each having a theme with a beginning, a middle, and an end. The stories (“some of which may be true”) were diverse, fascinating, and funny.
He involved everyone, with some of us volunteering to experience the wonder in our own hands.
I highly recommend Miracles by Appointment for seniors who are ‘young at heart’ looking for unusual, memorable fun.”
Harold Mason, Northbrook
A couple more:
“We enjoyed your presentation very much. You certainly found a way to get the audience involved and retired teachers are a hard audience to trick. But you found a way to do it. Bravo, Bob!
John McNeill Anderson, Lake County Retired Teachers Association.
“Thank you again for your Tricks Are Treats magic show. The residents really enjoyed it. I loved to hear them laughing!”
Senior living clients include:
Arden Courts Northbrook. Avantara Park Ridge, Belmont Village Buffalo Grove, Brookdale Northbrook, Hawthorne Lakes Retirement Center, The Heritage Des Plaines, Lake Forest Place, Lincolnwood Place, Lutheran Home Arlington Heights, Mather Place Wilmette, The Moorings Arlington Heights, North Shore Place Northbrook, Resurrection Retirement Community Chicago, Summit Square Uptown Park Ridge, Sunrise Senior Living Highland Park, Three Crowns Park Evanston,Whitehall North Deerfield,