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Time to rhyme for World Poetry Day at Silversprings

March 9th 2018

 

Silversprings are inviting the local community to join residents in celebrating World Poetry Day on Wednesday 21st March.

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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 Silverprings will open its doors from 10.30am for a morning of word play and rhyming fun.

Residents at Silversprings will be celebrating the day by reading a number of their favourite poems and rhymes aloud. In preparation for the event, the team has invited local group, Poetrywivenhoe, to share their favourite poems with the residents. 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, Donna Cousins, explained why Silversprings 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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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.

Silversprings
Tenpenny Hill
Thorrington
Essex
CO7 8JG

0333 434 3069

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