July 20 2017
A beautiful outdoor sculpture, commissioned by Care UK from a talented local artist, has been unveiled at a care home in Bury St. Edmunds.
February 14 2017
On Thursday 16th February, the team at Sherwood Grange will open its doors from 2:30pm for the free screening featuring an international story teller, as well as an interactive reading session.
The film will feature the Storyteller Laureate, Taffy Thomas MBE, performing a story and providing tips and advice for reading aloud.
World Read Aloud Day is an annual event which celebrates the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories, and it is celebrated by millions of people in more than 100 countries.
Care UK has teamed up with the patron of The Society for Storytelling to promote the therapeutic benefits of reading aloud to older people. Taffy is currently the most experienced English storyteller in the country, having performed globally with a repertoire of more than 300 stories.
Home manager, Rick Mayne, explained why Sherwood Grange is taking part in World Read Aloud Day: “Reading aloud has many therapeutic benefits for older people. It is calming for those living with dementia, helpful for those with failing eyesight, and soothing for those unable to communicate. It is also an enjoyable activity that family and friends can do with their loved one when paying them a visit.
“The film really brings to life the benefits of reading aloud. Taffy is an incredibly expressive storyteller, and he really transports listeners to the fictional worlds in his stories. We hope that people in Kingston will join us for a delightful afternoon of storytelling and opportunity to discuss favourite books and classic literature.”
Taffy Thomas MBE, Storyteller Laureate and patron of The Society for Storytelling, said: “I’m thrilled to be supporting Care UK with this brilliant initiative to celebrate World Read Aloud Day. I want to help encourage the community in Kingston to share the benefits of storytelling and embrace the power of reading aloud, as no matter what their age or ability, this is an activity for all.
“I hope local people will join the team and residents at Sherwood Grange for this special day.”
July 12 2017
A local primary school has named the suites at a brand new care home in Harrow.
July 11 2017
Care UK has selected the Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) at the University of Worcester, as its new partner to help it invest further in its provision of care for people living with dementia.
July 20 2017
Parents are being reminded this summer to encourage their 18 year old children to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis and septicaemia.