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Laughter does not know age

Project title

Smiech nepozná vek

Description of initiative

The program consists of medical clowns visiting the elderly in 31 senior facilities and geriatric wards of hospitals throughout Slovakia. Seniors are not only bothered by declining strength, but they also often face loneliness. In addition, days in hospitals and social services tend to flow slowly and monotonously. Through the Laughter Doesn't Know Age program they bring patients pleasure and encouragement.

Further information on the initiative

Themes: Culture and...

Individual well-being
Mental health
Quality of services for specific groups


medical clowns, hospital, care homes, loneliness, elders, red noses

Target group

Older people

Cultural field

Theatre, opera


2013 - present

Results, benefits, impact and lessons learnt



ČERVENÝ NOS Clowndoctors
NGO / Non-profit | Health