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Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme – it’s poetry time at Lennox House

September 24th 2018

 

Lennox House in Islington 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 Lennox House will open its doors from 2.30pm - 5pm for an afternoon 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. 

Jon Sneath, regional lifestyle lead, 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.”

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At Lennox House care home, our team provides quality, tailored care and experiences for older people.

Our large, comfortable care home on Durham Road in Islington, North London provides the latest in nursing, residential and dementia care for up to 87 older people.

Lennox House
75 Durham Road
Islington
London
N7 7DS

0203 432 6792