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Purley care home hits the books for World Read Aloud Day

Added on: 22nd February, 2017 by Amy_31512

Purley care home hits the books for World Read Aloud Day

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Wed, 22 February 2017

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A care home in Purley hit the books recently when it took part in this year’s World Read Aloud Day.

Residents from Care UK’s Amberley Lodge care home on Downloads Road enjoyed a day of interactive reading and literature-based activities to mark the annual event.

The Care UK team also invited the local community to join residents for the day, and enjoyed an exclusive screening of a short film created by Care UK featuring international Storyteller Laureate, Taffy Thomas MBE.

In the film, Taffy, the patron of The Society for Storytelling, provided his top tips and advice for reading and explained the therapeutic benefits of reading aloud to older people.

Home manager, Krystyna Bosko explained why Amberley Lodge was one of several Care UK care homes that took part in World Read Aloud Day: “It may come as a surprise to many just how beneficial reading aloud can be for older people; particularly those living with dementia.

“Here at Amberley Lodge, interactive reading sessions are very important to us as they help us to engage residents and encourage communication.”

For more information on Amberley Lodge please contact Andrew Jarman, customer relations manager, on 03702 185424, or email

For more information on which Care UK homes took part in the World Read Aloud Day, please go to

World Read Aloud Day encourages children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people. For more information, please go to

For more general information, please go to

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