Mar 29, 2018
Residents spent the day reading, writing and sharing some of their favourite poems to mark the event.
Year Five pupils from St Michael’s Primary School joined the celebrations by sharing some of their favourite poems with the residents. The team also organised a talk on The History and Development of Poetry in England, which was led by Hazel Bell and Diana Holt.
Home manager, Vera Moreira-Henocq, said: “Our World Poetry Day celebration is a great example of how activity based care at Knebworth 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 the people of Woolmer Green and would like to say a big thank you to Hazel, Diana and the children from St Michael’s Primary School, for making the day extra special.”
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