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Hospital Clown: The Inseparable Interaction Between Humor and Health (P)

Penn’s Village Presents:

“Hospital Clown: The Inseparable

Interaction Between Humor and Health”

With Hospital Clown Marilyn Deutsch, Ph.D.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 2:00 pm

In-Person in the MacColl Room

First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. 21st St.

All joking aside, ever wonder what it takes to become a “real” clown?  What’s behind the decision to put yourself out there, trying to make people laugh, sometimes in the face of very real challenges? Our speaker will talk about her experiences, from the process of becoming a clown, to stories about her hospital work and a demonstration of the job of hospital clown. The program will also discuss the research and anecdotal stories that demonstrate the impact of humor on health.

Marilyn Deutsch, Ph.D. has a doctorate in psychology. In addition to her clinical practice, she has developed and taught courses in Health Psychology and Psychology of Disabilities at Temple University. She is a hospital clown trained by The Bumper T Caring Clown Organization. She clowns weekly with adults at Thomas Jefferson Hospital and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, and with kids at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

Hospital Clown

Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
MacColl Room 1st Presbyterian Church of Phila

Philadelphia, PA 19103
201 S. 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Mark W Raymond
Registration is required before Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This will be an in-person event in the MacColl Room of the First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. 21st St., at the southeast corner of Walnut. The entrance is at the rear of the building off of 21st St. There is a handicapped accessible entrance off of Chancellor St. behind the building.

Please register on the Penn’s Village website, by emailing, or calling 215-925-7333. This program is free of charge to our members and volunteer partners. Non-members and guests may attend up to three programs before being required to join and/or volunteer with Penn’s Village, or pay $10 per additional program.

Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs.
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