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Lauder Lodge joined by local school for rhyming fun

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It was time to rhyme at Lauder Lodge when it opened its doors to the local pupils to celebrate World Poetry Day.

Residents spent the day reading, writing and sharing some of their favourite poems with pupils from Towerbank Primary School.

To mark the celebrations, the residents and the children read poetry together and discussed local history. To top off the day, the children also sang for the residents.

Home manager, Michelle Reid, said: “Our World Poetry Day celebration is a great example of how activity based care at Lauder Lodge 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 Towerbank Primary School and would like to say a big thank you to all the children for making the day extra special.”

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2 Wakefield Avenue, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 6TL

Lauder Lodge

Care Inspectorate: Registered
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing dementia care
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