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Time to rhyme for World Poetry Day at The Potteries

March 13th 2018

The Potteries 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 Care UK team at The Potteries will open its doors from 10am for a day of word play and rhyming fun.

Residents at The Potteries care home will be celebrating the day by reading a number of their favourite poems and rhymes aloud. The home will be visited by a number of local students who will be helping residents and guests create their own verses.

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, Zita Turner, explained why The Potteries 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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The Potteries, our care home in Broadstone, on the outskirts of Poole, is a light, bright and welcoming care home with its own café, hair salon and cinema.

Our colleagues receive the latest training and learn all they can about your loved one so they can support them to live each day to the full. Activities are designed around your loved one’s interests and if there’s something they’d like to do, our lifestyle team will organise it for them. We have strong ties with local community groups and schools, which we continue to build on with virtual concerts and Zoom-based activities. 

The Potteries
187 York Road
Broadstone - Poole
Dorset
BH18 8ES

0333 321 0929

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