Actress reads aloud for care home residents as part of international event

World Read Aloud Day: Sally Burnett reading a selection of poems to Cavell Court residents. Picture

World Read Aloud Day: Sally Burnett reading a selection of poems to Cavell Court residents. Picture by James Bass. - Credit: © James Bass

Residents of a care home were joined by an actress for a book-reading session to celebrate the importance of sharing stories.

World Read Aloud Day: Sally Burnett reading a poem to a Cavell Court resident with activities co-ord

World Read Aloud Day: Sally Burnett reading a poem to a Cavell Court resident with activities co-ordinator Jasmine Bassett listening. Picture by James Bass - Credit: © James Bass

Actress Sally Burnett joined residents at Cavell Court Care Home in Cringleford on World Read Aloud Day last week.

Residents selected their favourite stories which were then read aloud by Ms Burnett, who reads aloud professionally for the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

Samantha Woods, customer relations manager at the care home, said: '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 Cavell Court, interactive reading sessions are very important as they help to engage residents in an interactive activity and encourage communication.

World Read Aloud Day: Activities co-ordinator Jasmine Bassett reading a short poem to a Cavell Cour

World Read Aloud Day: Activities co-ordinator Jasmine Bassett reading a short poem to a Cavell Court resident. Picture by James Bass - Credit: © James Bass


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'We had a brilliant day of storytelling with Sally. All the residents enjoyed taking part in the reading aloud sessions,' she added.

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