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Care Home Residents Celebrate World Poetry Day

Rhyming couplets were the order of the day at Cubbington Mill care home in Leamington Spa where residents were keen to get involved in World Poetry Day celebrated on 21st March, 2022.

UNESCO says: Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures.

Residents at Cubbington Mill care home enjoyed an Oomph poetry workshop ran by Activities Coordinator, Hannah. First looking at the history of local poet, William Shakespeare they each read lines from his famous Sonnet 18. They learnt how a sonnet must have three quatrains, written in iambic pentameter and finish with a couplet. The workshop led residents to think of a theme for their own sonnet, after brainstorming they decided on the idea of a river. Working together on lines which rhyme, and following the rules to create a sonnet, they produced a beautiful poem which follows the journey of a river and plays on themes of love and age. [Original piece as created by Audrey, Betty and Bill attached]

Laura Russell, General Manager at the home, said: “Our residents have had a great day reading and writing their own poetry. It has been such a treat to immerse ourselves in the rich, evocative language of poetry – we have all found it so rewarding.”

Our varied life enrichment programme keeps residents active, and provides a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to residents’ interests and abilities.

We’re making our homes as safe as possible and will ensure that all new residents and staff are vaccinated before moving in or working in our homes. Please do give us a call on 01926 932 353 if you are looking for care or need any further help.

Cubbington Mill care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. Cubbington Mill provides nursing care, residential care, respite care.