Mar 13, 2018
Residents at Appleby House have got their poetry books at the ready and are looking forward to taking part in a poetry reading as part of World Poetry Day, taking place in March.
World Poetry Day is an annual celebration of rhythmic literature and promotes the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world.
Residents at Appleby House care home will be celebrating the day by reading a number of their favourite poems and rhymes aloud. In preparation for the event, residents are 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.
Residents will also be joined by pupils from Epsom Primary School for a fun-filled afternoon of poetry reading.
Home manager, Shona Bradbury, explained why Appleby House care home is taking part in World Poetry Day: “Poetry is a powerful tool that can aid expression, communication and emotional resilience. It is also incredibly evocative and can bring back memories and emotions for older and young people alike.
“World Poetry Day presents a great opportunity to share poems from past and present with residents and the wider community. It also fits in really well with our ‘activity based care’ approach here at Appleby House and has real therapeutic benefits for residents whether writing or reading, especially those living with dementia.
“We’re looking forward to celebrating this event with a day full of rhyme with the people of Epsom.”
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