Laughter is the Best Medicine

April 28, 2022 | Blog | Reading Time 1:00 Minutes

Humor is good for your health

Shipley Living enjoys opportunities to tickle your funny bone

They say that laughter is the best medicine – and that’s no joke!

According to the Mayo Clinic, regular doses of laughter can help improve your health, including managing stress, soothing tension, and improving anxiety and depression.

Residents at Shipley Living senior living community in Wilmington, Delaware even found laughter can lead to five minutes of fame. John Williams, a popular radio host at WGN in Chicago, has a daily feature called Speed Jokes that draws faithful contributors and listeners from across the country.

At the beginning of 2022, Williams challenged listeners to send jokes from all 50 states in the first 50 days of the year. For Delaware, Williams selected jokes submitted by the residents of Shipley. The dramatic eye-roll-worthy jokes included “What does Delaware?” Answer: “A new jersey.”

There are ample opportunities to tickle your funny bone within the greater Wilmington area.


House of Laffs

1206 N. Union Street

Wilmington, DE



Saturday, June 18, 2022

Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE


Fearless Improv

City Theater Company

Opera Delaware Studios, Wilmington