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Perry Manor hits the books for World Read Aloud Day

February 10th 2017

muriel-st-chod-sj-014Perry Manor is inviting the local community to attend an exclusive screening of a short film to celebrate World Read Aloud Day.

On Thursday 16th February, the team at Perry Manor Way will open its doors from 11am 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. 

The home has invited Key Stage 1 pupils from Lypard Grange primary school to take part in the event.

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, Katherine Matthews, explained why Perry Manor 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 Worcester will join us for a delightful morning 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 Worcester 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 Perry Manor for this special day.” 

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Perry Manor is a CQC-rated ‘outstanding’ care home in Worcester that provides a full range of round-the-clock care for older people. The skilled and experienced team at our luxurious, purpose-built care home provides residential, dementia care and nursing care, as well as short term respite care and end of life care – all under one roof.

Perry Manor
Charles Hastings Way
Worcester
WR5 1ET (For sat nav, please use post code WR5 1DD)

0333 321 1925