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Time to rhyme for World Poetry Day at Broadwater Lodge

March 13th 2018

Broadwater Lodge is preparing to take part in World Poetry Day this March.

Residents at Broadwater Lodge have got their poetry books at the ready and are looking forward to taking part in a poetry reading as part of World Poetry Day, which will be taking place on Wednesday 21st March.

Residents at Broadwater Lodge care home will be celebrating the day by reading a number of their favourite poems and rhymes aloud. Residents are also being encouraged to put pen to paper to create their own short verses and poems to enter into Care UK’s poetry competition, which is taking place nationwide to mark World Poetry Day.

Residents at Broadwater Lodge will be joined by pupils from Broadwater Secondary School for a fun-filled afternoon of poetry reading.

Home manager, Angela Bookham, explained why Broadwater Lodge care home is taking part in World Poetry Day: “Poems and limericks are something that we have all grown up with, and most people will have a favourite that they can recall from their younger years, so reading these can be a meaningful reminiscence activity.

“For older people living with dementia, somebody reading aloud to them – whether it be a poem or short story – can have many therapeutic benefits. Not only is it calming, but it is also helpful for people with restricted eyesight, and soothing for those who are less able to communicate.

“Poetry is a great way to express emotions and memories, and writing your own verses is an enjoyable activity for all the family. We hope that the local community will join us in sharing their favourite rhymes or creating their own poems to read aloud to their loved ones.”

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Broadwater Lodge in Farncombe, provides ‘Outstanding’- rated care from residential to award-winning specialist dementia care. At Broadwater Lodge there is always something to get involved in. A variety of spaces have been designed for relaxing and enjoying activities based on residents interests. We have created a pub, hair salon, sweet shop and even our very own farm with pigs, a miniature pony, rabbits and goats. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and holding multiple awards for our excellent dementia care, Broadwater Lodge ensures the highest level of care is given to your loved one in an environment where they can feel comfortable and safe.

Broadwater Lodge
Summers Road
Farncombe
Godalming
Surrey
GU7 3BF

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