Mildenhall Lodge is inviting the local community to join residents in celebrating World Poetry Day on Wednesday 21st March.
World Poetry Day is an annual celebration of rhythmic literature and promotes the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. This year, the team at Mildenhall Lodge will open its doors from 10am for a morning of word play and rhyming fun.
Residents at the home will be celebrating the day by reading a number of their favourite poems and rhymes aloud. In preparation for the event, the team has prepared some of the residents’ favourite poems from the past to share on the day.
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.
Home manager, Katy Hughes, explained why Mildenhall Lodge care home is taking part in World Poetry Day: “Poetry is a powerful tool that can aid expression, communication and emotional resilience. It is also incredibly evocative and can bring back memories and emotions for older and young people alike.
“World Poetry Day presents a great opportunity to share poems from past and present with residents and the wider community. It also fits in really well with our ‘activity based care’ approach here at Mildenhall Lodge, and has real therapeutic benefits for residents whether writing or reading, especially those living with dementia.
“We’re looking forward to celebrating this event with a day full of rhyme with the people of Mildenhall.”