Mar 19, 2018
Residents at Cairdean House have got their poetry books at the ready and are looking forward to taking part in a writing workshop and poetry reading session as part of World Poetry Day.
World Poetry Day is an annual celebration of rhythmic literature and promotes the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world.
Residents will be taking part in a poetry writing workshop in the morning and will spend the afternoon reading aloud the rhymes and verses they’ve created.
Across the country, residents are also putting 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 at Cairdean House Gillian Goodall said: “World Poetry Day provides a fantastic opportunity for residents here at Cairdean House to share their favourite poems, which has many therapeutic benefits, particularly for those living with dementia.
“For many residents, it can evoke fond memories and emotions from their younger years. Whether reading, writing or listening to poetry, the calming effect that these activities have can ease anxiety and can help combat loneliness, while also bringing residents together through a common cause.”
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