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Winchcombe Place residents joined by local pupils for rhyming fun

April 4th 2018


It was time to rhyme at Winchcombe Place when it opened its doors to local pupils to celebrate World Poetry Day. 

Martin Palfreyman - Activities coordinator

Residents spent the day writing and sharing some of their favourite poems with children from the Winchcombe Primary School, who read aloud poetry to the residents, and local nursery Happy Kids. 

Home manager, Cliff Hutchings, said: “Our World Poetry Day celebration is a great example of how activity based care at Winchcombe Place 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 around.

“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 Winchcombe Primary School and the Happy Kids nursery, and would like to say a big thank you to all the children who made the day extra special for our residents.”

Winchcombe Place care home in Newbury is a modern, purpose-built home that delivers round-the-clock care for older people

Winchcombe Place
Maple Crescent
RG14 1LN (For sat nav, please use post code RG14 1LL)

0333 321 1923

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