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Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme – it’s poetry time at Mildenhall Lodge

September 21st 2018

 

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

National Poetry Day is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. This year, the team at the home will open its doors from 11am 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. They will also be joined by local poet, Alan Jones, who will share some of his own work to mark the occasion. 

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, Katy Hughes, at Mildenhall Lodge, 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, encouraging 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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We believe in supporting families, whether they have loved ones living with us at Mildenhall Lodge, or they’re caring for them at home in the community. We run a number of events that local people can come along to for extra help, and we’ve also set up a Carers’ Support Group that meets regularly.

Mildenhall Lodge
St John’s Close
Mildenhall
Suffolk
IP28 7NX

0163 877 8504

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