Mar 19, 2018
Residents at Sherwood Grange 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, which will be taking place on Wednesday 21st 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 Sherwood Grange 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.
Home manager, Rick Mayne, explained why Sherwood Grange care home is taking part in World Poetry Day: “Poetry can act as a great reminiscent tool for many residents, as it can evoke fond memories and emotions from younger years.
“Poetry is a peaceful activity which can be enjoyed by all generations, and can bring people closer together. Sharing poetry also has many therapeutic benefits, particularly for those living with dementia, as it aids communication and expression between individuals.
“We are delighted to be taking part in World Poetry Day this year, and are looking forward to welcoming the people of Kingston for what promises to be a brilliant day.”
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