Stowmarket care home celebrates World Poetry Day

Cedrus House residents Jean Brown and Eileen Page with poet Alan Jones. Picture: Chelsea Sturman

Cedrus House residents Jean Brown and Eileen Page with poet Alan Jones. Picture: Chelsea Sturman - Credit: Archant

Residents at a Stowmarket care home have celebrated World Poetry Day with a day of reading, writing and sharing some of their most loved poems.

Suffolk poet Alan Jones paid a special visit to join the fun at Cedrus care home, reading aloud some of his own favourites to the crowd.

As part of the celebrations, residents were asked who their most loved poet was - with Rose Milligan coming up top.

Home manager Michelle Webster said: “We had an excellent day celebrating World Poetry Day.

“Reading, writing and listening to poetry is an activity enjoyed by all of the residents here at Cedrus House, and we had a delightful time celebrating the occasion with Alan Jones.


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“Not only is poetry calming for those living with dementia, but it can also act as a great reminiscence activity as , for many residents, hearing lyrics and poetry can evoke fond memories of the past.”

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