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Rhyming fun a hit at Silversprings

March 27th 2018


It was time to rhyme at Silversprings, as it opened its doors to the local community to celebrate World Poetry Day.


Residents at Silversprings spent the day reading, writing and sharing some of their favourite poems to mark the event.

The team invited local group, Poetrywivenhoe, to the home who shared some of their favourite poems with the residents.

Home manager, Donna Cousins, said: “Our World Poetry Day celebration is a great example of how activity based care at Silversprings supports residents to continue enjoying their passions and hobbies. It is remarkable to see how reading poetry aloud can really bring people together and put a smile on the faces of everyone.

“For older people living with dementia, somebody reading aloud to them – whether it be a poem or short story – can have many therapeutic benefits due to its calming nature. We had a wonderful time celebrating all things poetry with the people of Thorrington and would like to say a big thank you to Poetrywivenhoe for making the day extra special.”

Silversprings is set in stunning countryside near Colchester and has lots to offer residents of all interests and abilities. In the grounds you can discover sensory gardens and nature walks, as well as doves, ducks and chickens, who are always happy to be fed.

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