For Seniors & Caregivers

Founder Dani Klein Modisett shares the story of how LOC started at the OSU 45th Annual Gerontology Conference.

Services for Carepartners

Laughter Training

B.H.I.L.A.T.Y.S

Many people feel they don’t know what to do or say when faced with a loved in cognitive decline. Dani and her team help solve this problem using their acronym B.H.I.L.A.T.Y.S. (pronounced like pilates - for strengthening your carepartner core!) with 8 proven comedian’s tools including letting go of the moment before and “yes…and” that support self-care and creating connection for people facing life’s toughest medical challenges

Available for both family and caregivers.

  • Customized for each situation
  • Available as an online webinar

Prices vary for in-person and travel

One-on-One Sessions

These half-hour sessions can be done in person or on ZOOM. Informed by our Family Feedback Form, an LOC comedian creates engagement and shared laughter with your loved one.

B.H.I.L.A.T.Y.S.

(pronounced like pilates - for strengthening your caregiver core)

Training for caregivers and families: 8 proven laughter tools used for self-care and creating connection through shared laughter - for all people facing life’s toughest medical challenge.

Interactive Storytelling

We bring a comedian to your community to create compelling stories using suggestions for the details from your residents. All levels of cognition.

Memoir Classes

Weekly classes taught by professional writing teachers using prompts and exercises to elicit compelling stories from a life well lived.

Memoir Class & Family Show

In this on-going series of workshops, participants are prompted by specific questions to recount the most significant events of their lives. The written stories in these classes unfold like great novels told by the people who lived them, each a unique piece of history. Another benefit of these meetings are the relationships and sense of community that participants gain, a much welcome by-product of sharing seminal moments of their lives.

  • Curriculum customized, based on number of students and length of workshop
  • Currently held virtually and in person
  • Optional class performance every 2 months, either in-person or virtually

Interactive Improv-Based Storytelling

For All Cognitive Levels

This Interactive Improv Class is specifically designed to engage seniors. The Laughter On Call team uses tried and true comedy exercises to encourage participants to use their imagination, keep their minds sharp and, of course, laugh together. There are no wrong answers, just an opportunity to enjoy time with their peers experiencing the spontaneous use of their imagination. These classes serve the dual function of keeping students' minds flexible and spirits lightened, using affiliative humor! As the class progresses, participants craft personal stories and write sketches.

  • Customized curriculum based on number of students and length of workshop
  • Classes held virtually and in person
  • Optional class performance every 2 months, either in-person or virtually

Comedy and Crafts

For All Cognitive Levels

Laughter, relaxation, and connection through crafts. This hands-on crafting workshop takes items most of us have right in our homes for creating fun, expressive art - and laughing all the way. Designed for engagement with all levels of cognition. Facilitates not only creative expression, but friendly engagement and community building.

  • Classes held virtually and in person

For Caregivers

Practical Tools & Comic Relief!

LEVITY

6 proven tools taken from a comedian’s toolbox that improve communication, boost morale and encourage innovation. LOC introduces the health benefits of shared laughter including endorphin release, serotonin uptick and human connection. Discussions, exercises, and practical applications of this toolkit empower participants to cultivate levity in their professional and daily lives - with a lot of laughter and stress relief.

One-on-One Sessions

These half-hour sessions can be done in person or on ZOOM. Informed by our Family Feedback Form, an LOC comedian creates engagement and shared laughter with your loved one.

B.H.I.L.A.T.Y.S.

(pronounced like pilates - for strengthening your caregiver core)

Training for caregivers and families: 8 proven laughter tools used for self-care and creating connection through shared laughter - for all people facing life’s toughest medical challenge.

Interactive Storytelling

We bring a comedian to your community to create compelling stories using suggestions for the details from your residents. All levels of cognition.

Memoir Classes

Weekly classes taught by professional writing teachers using prompts and exercises to elicit compelling stories from a life well lived.

Self-Care For Caregivers Seminars

BHILATYS

8 tools focusing on self-care and engagement strategies at all stages of cognition. Specific tools for  managing high-stress scenarios with PLWD and  difficult and frustrating interactions. The principles and programs here are adaptable for all kinds of caregiving and wellness initiatives.

One-on-One Sessions

These half-hour sessions can be done in person or on ZOOM. Informed by our Family Feedback Form, an LOC comedian creates engagement and shared laughter with your loved one.

B.H.I.L.A.T.Y.S.

(pronounced like pilates - for strengthening your caregiver core)

Training for caregivers and families: 8 proven laughter tools used for self-care and creating connection through shared laughter - for all people facing life’s toughest medical challenge.

Interactive Storytelling

We bring a comedian to your community to create compelling stories using suggestions for the details from your residents. All levels of cognition.

Memoir Classes

Weekly classes taught by professional writing teachers using prompts and exercises to elicit compelling stories from a life well lived.

Special Events

Engage your residents’ families and attract your future community members with Laughter On Call’s signature workshops. These events promote your residence as well as sharing some practical, effective tools for caregiving using shared laughter.

One-on-One

CARE COMPANION

Bring a comedian to your loved one as many times a week as desired, for customized cognitive engagement and shared laughter. We recommend four visits to establish the relationship between the comedian and your loved one. By request only.

  • The first session is virtual and a half hour, which includes intake, consultation, and finding the right comedian for your loved one
  • There are four half hour sessions after the first

*Prices vary for in-person sessions

One-on-One Sessions

These half-hour sessions can be done in person or on ZOOM. Informed by our Family Feedback Form, an LOC comedian creates engagement and shared laughter with your loved one.

B.H.I.L.A.T.Y.S.

(pronounced like pilates - for strengthening your caregiver core)

Training for caregivers and families: 8 proven laughter tools used for self-care and creating connection through shared laughter - for all people facing life’s toughest medical challenge.

Interactive Storytelling

We bring a comedian to your community to create compelling stories using suggestions for the details from your residents. All levels of cognition.

Memoir Classes

Weekly classes taught by professional writing teachers using prompts and exercises to elicit compelling stories from a life well lived.

MEMOIR CLASS

In this series of hour-long workshops, participants are prompted by specific questions to recount the most significant events of their lives. The written stories in these classes unfold like great novels told by the people who lived them, each a unique piece of history. Another benefit of these meetings are the relationships and sense of community that participants gain, a much welcome by-product of sharing the details of their lives.

  • $200-$400 per class, based on the number of students and length of workshop
  • Classes currently held virtually
  • Optional class performance every 2 months, either in-person or virtually

IMPROV COMEDY CLASS

This Interactive Improv Class is specifically designed to engage seniors. The Laughter On Call team uses tried and true comedy exercises to encourage participants to use their imagination, keep their minds sharp and, of course, laugh together. There are no wrong answers, just an opportunity to enjoy time with their peers experiencing the spontaneous use of their imagination. These classes serve the dual function of keeping students minds flexible and spirits lightened! As the class progresses, participants craft personal stories and write sketches.

  • $200-$400 per class, based on the number of students and length of workshop
  • Classes currently held virtually
  • Optional class performance every 2 months, either in-person or virtually

STAND-UP CLASS

A class for Seniors interested in learning Stand up comedy from a professional. Curriculum is based on Dani’s Stand up class taught at UCLA, including comedians’ tools like ranting, crowd work and exaggeration. This class gives structure to people who have been told they are funny their whole lives! As the class progresses, participants craft a 5-minute set to entertain their communities and their families.

  • $200-$400 per class, based on the number of students and length of workshop
  • Classes currently held virtually
  • Optional class performance every 2 months, either in-person or virtually

1:1 COMEDY CARE COMPANION

Bring a comedian to your loved one as many times a week as desired, for customized cognitive engagement and shared laughter. We recommend four visits to establish the relationship between the comedian and your loved one.

  • $125 for the first half hour virtual session, which includes intake, consultation and finding the right comedian for your loved one
  • $300 for 4 half hour virtual session after the first session
*Prices vary for in-person sessions

LAUGHTER TRAINING

People often feel they don’t know what to do or say when faced with a loved one suffering from cognitive impairment. Dani and her team help solve this problem with 8 simple comedians’ tools to help create connection through shared laughter with loved ones and their communities.

  • Prices starting at $850/first 20 participants
  • $30 for each additional guest
  • Available as an online webinar
Prices vary for in-person and travel

FAQ

Is this for carepartners or the elderly themselves?

We have services for both. We have training, Happier Hours for carepartners, one-on-one options, and group interactive storytelling for the elderly.

My parent/loved one tends to be very angry or upset. How will this work for them?

We incorporate music, pictures, dance, and physical comedy. We also use an intake form to know exactly who they are and what they like or dislike. We validate their feelings. We don't tell them they are wrong and don't shame them ever. We always meet them where they are.

Have more questions? Reach out to us for more information.

Our Happy Clients

"We had the privilege of having Dani at a workshop for both our team and our families. It's usually pulling teeth to get most excited and to even attend a workshop, but our team and families raved about their experience and were so happy that they attended Dani's workshop. There is definitely something to the saying that Laughter is the Best Medicine!"
Dan Harrah
Executive Director –Silverado, Scottsdale, AZ
"At 31, I never thought I'd be in the position to have to take care of my mother. Laughter on Call has brought joy to my mom, and peace of mind to me and my sister, that we didn't think was possible."
Olivia Saperstein
hired LOC to work one-on-one with her mother
“Dani and her team at Laughter on Call are such an incredible group of people – they have brought joy to many of our resident’s lives during this time of isolation and sadness! I am so grateful for all their hard work and dedication. They have formed meaningful bonds within our community and make us laugh!”
Rebecca Murray
Lifestyle Coordinator, Fountainview at Gonda Westside