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Amberley Lodge hits the books for World Read Aloud Day

February 24th 2017

Amberley Lodge hit the books recently when it took part in this year’s World Read Aloud Day.

Residents from Amberley Lodge enjoyed a day of interactive reading and literature-based activities to mark the annual event.

The Care UK team also invited the local community to join residents for the day, and enjoyed an exclusive screening of a short film created by Care UK featuring international Storyteller Laureate, Taffy Thomas MBE.

In the film, Taffy, the patron of The Society for Storytelling, provided his top tips and advice for reading and explained the therapeutic benefits of reading aloud to older people.

Home manager, Krystyna Bosko explained why Amberley Lodge was one of several Care UK care homes that took part in World Read Aloud Day: “It may come as a surprise to many just how beneficial reading aloud can be for older people; particularly those living with dementia.

“Here at Amberley Lodge, interactive reading sessions are very important to us as they help us to engage residents and encourage communication.”

At Amberley Lodge we provide modern facilities, together with a warm welcome, in a beautiful part of Surrey.

Amberley Lodge
86 Downlands Road
Purley
Surrey
CR8 4JF

0333 4343 001