Mar 08, 2018
World Poetry Day is an annual celebration of rhythmic literature and promotes the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. This year, the team at Cedrus House will open its doors from 11am for a morning of word play and rhyming fun.
Residents at the home will be celebrating the day by reading a number of their favourite poems and rhymes aloud. In preparation for the event, the team has invited local poet, Alan Jones, to read a selection of his work to the residents.
Cedrus House residents are also 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.
Home manager, Michelle Webster, explained why Cedrus House care home is taking part in World Poetry Day: “Many residents will have fond memories of the poems they read in their younger years and it can be incredibly valuable to tap into those memories.
“Sharing poetry is a simple activity that has many therapeutic benefits, even for those that may struggle to communicate, simply listening to a poem can help reduce the feeling of isolation, alleviate boredom and ease anxiety.
“Poetry can also bridges the gap between different generations and be enjoyed by all, whether you’re reading a popular classic or writing your own verse. We hope that the people of Stowmarket will join us in sharing poetry with their loved ones.”
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