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Rhyming fun a hit at Appleby House

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It was time to rhyme at Appleby House as it welcomed some special guests to celebrate World Poetry Day.

Residents were joined by pupils from Epsom Primary School for an afternoon of reading, writing and sharing their favourite poems to mark the event.  

The celebration was particularly fitting as resident Daphne McFayden has a published book of poems, which she read to the school children. The residents also shared pearls of wisdom about their own school days with the children.

Home manager, Shona Bradbury, said: “Our World Poetry Day celebration is a great example of how activity based care at Appleby House 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, and would like to say a big thank you to Epsom Primary School for making the day extra special.”

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Longmead Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9RX

Appleby House

CQC Rating: Outstanding
  • Dementia care
  • Respite care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • End of life care
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