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Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme – it’s poetry time at Darlington Court

September 24th 2018

 

Darlington Court is inviting the local community to join residents in celebrating National Poetry Day on Thursday 4th October.

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National Poetry Day is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. This year, the team at Darlington Court will open its doors from 10.30am - 12pm for a morning of word play and rhyming fun.

Residents and guests will be celebrating the day by reading a number of their favourite poems and rhymes aloud. 

In preparation for the event, residents are being encouraged to get their creative juices flowing by putting pen to paper to create their very own short verses and poems, as part of Care UK’s nationwide poetry competition. 

Home manager Nikki Burke said: “We’re joining in with National Poetry Day this year to promote the enjoyment, discovery and sharing of poetry across all age groups. Everyone has a favourite poem which has inspired them at some point in their life, and we want to encourage people in the local community to come together and share their favourites – or perhaps even some that they have written themselves. 

“Reading poems, or being read to, can have many therapeutic benefits, especially for older people, including increasing social interaction, inspiring creativity and reducing anxiety. Poetry can even stimulate memories, encouraging reminiscence, which is incredibly beneficial for older people, particularly those living with dementia.

“We are really looking forward to hosting our National Poetry Day event, and hope the local community will join us for a day of rhyming fun.”

Every aspect of life at Darlington Court care home in West Sussex is centred around making residents feel comfortable and pampered. The teams work hard to make every day different, whether that means preparing a themed dinner to celebrate a big event, or treating residents to hand and Indian head massages, courtesy of the visiting aromatherapist.

Darlington Court
The Leas off Station Road
Rustington
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN16 3SE

0333 434 3022

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