Lola, a hand puppet, tells her story of being constructed in a university’s special topics class for the purpose of encouraging older adults who may be experiencing loneliness and isolation. Lola is introduced to an elderly woman who bonds with the puppet. Engagement with the puppet encourages positive emotions that contribute toward resilience and subjective well-being. Lola’s story supports the idea that feelings of happiness and positivity attributed to puppetry may be instrumental in memory retention and overall socio-emotional health.
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Whiteland, Susan R.
"Lola's Story: Love and Resiliency,"
International Journal of Lifelong Learning in Art Education: Vol. 5, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/ijllae/vol5/iss1/9