Imagine a top hat worn by the greats of magic throughout the centuries and then into modern times by one celebrity magician. Now take that top hat add one Celebrity Master Magician and one social services worker, speak the ancient magic word, “abracadabra”, poof a rise of smoke and through the smoke begins to appear the notion for a foundation. Just as T.A. Hamilton, Master Magician can silently and seamlessly link one ring into another as if they were rings of smoke; ‘Magic and Memories’ is designed to be an innovative approach that will link seniors and youth together through the catalyst of magic.
The goals of this program are to instill in the youth who participate a sense of self, emotional perception, intuition, self confidence, public speaking, coordination, performance skills, analytical skills, and creativity in a fun, highly charged and energetic environment. ‘Magic and Memories’ will be presented at schools, libraries, churches, senior centers and at the foundation’s own location, along with special events.
Youth and elderly will come together for an educational, meaningful, fun, and entertaining visit. ‘Magic and Memories’ allows for supportive and compassionate visits for both youth and elderly to connect within retirement homes, daytime elder-care centers and other settings.
T.A. Hamilton, Celebrity Master Magician and Susan Whitaker, co-founders saw magic when they reviewed both their diverse backgrounds and how they could make an impact in their community together. Together they both bring an abundance of enthusiasm along with a desire and a commitment to bring about a better quality of life for seniors, and youth in the Greater Kansas City community.
T.A. Hamilton is a multi-award winning magician, comedian and national recognized inspirational illusionist with over 20 years professional experience. Hamilton specializes in using magic to deliver a high-impact and theatrically dramatic performance. Fortune 500 companies, schools, churches and theaters coast-to coast have sought out this professional entertainer. His credits include appearing on CBS, NBC, Fox, hundreds of television commercials, along with two motion pictures.
Susan Whitaker brings to the foundation over 20 years of experience herself working in the social services field. She holds a bachelors degree and is a certified counseling professional. Whitaker has personally implemented and achieved award winning programming for seniors in multiple long-term care settings to include a highly received and successful ‘bucket list club.’ Whitaker’s long time passion has been in serving the elderly community; and she knows the joy of seeing youth and seniors interacting together.
Hamilton and Whitaker are currently booking shows with a commitment to utilize proceeds to plant the seeds from which their foundation can bloom into fruition and grow. Hamilton currently owns and tours with the largest illusion show in the Midwest. Whether you are calling to book his comedy stand-up magic act, a magic-gram or his large illusion show remember you are sharing the joy of magic that will continue to shine as it transforms the lives of the youth and seniors served through the ‘Magic and Memories Foundation.’ Please be sure to visit Mr. Hamilton’s website: www.tahamilton.com
The ‘Magic and Memories’ foundation’s mascot is ‘Karrot the Karing Bunny.’ You may purchase ‘Karrot the Karring Bunny’ jewelry from Etsy with the proceeds of your purchase going toward the foundation. Whitaker, who is the artist behind this jewelry has long found arts and crafts to be therapeutic recreation for children, seniors and one’s self. Please visit the Etsy website: www.etsy.com/listing/190697758/karrot-the-karing-bunny-necklace
On behalf of T.A. Hamilton and Susan Whitaker, we remind you to “Love Life’s Magic!”