Enabling senior citizens to write poetry and to recall memories of their lives.
About the project
As a published poet I understand how poetry can help recall the smallest details of one's life. By conducting the therapeutic poetry workshops for senior citizens I help them view their lives in a positive and constructive way.
The aim of this project is to offer nursing homes throughout Berkshire and beyond the workshops free-of-charge and on a full-time basis. At the moment I am only able to offer it to them in my spare time.
I visit senior citizens in their nursing homes and as a group I engage them in poetry through a number of workshops I have written especially for this field.
At first they are a little wary of me and some are in physical pain and some have severe memory loss. Within a short space of time they are absorbed in the discussions we have about them, their lives and their memories.
I make notes throughout the workshops and then present them at the next session with poems they have helped to write.
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