Young and old enjoy story time at a Leamington care home - The Leamington Observer

Young and old enjoy story time at a Leamington care home

YOUNG and old have been sharing a good book at a Leamington care home.

Residents at Priors House, on Old Milverton Road, have been reading classic bedtime stories to their grandchildren to celebrate National Storytelling Week.

At Priors House, 74-year-old resident Josephine Murphy read popular stories to the children.

Josephine said: “I loved being able to read stories and spend time with the children. Reading stories was a fond memory from my childhood, so being able to gift the joy and the memory of story reading to the children of today was a heart-warming experience.”

Francine Summers, Home Manager at Priors House, said: “We see many of the residents’ grandchildren when they visit their loved ones, so these reading sessions were a wonderful way to spend time with familiar faces.

“Reading stories aloud to a small audience of listeners required the residents to use skills they might not have utilised for some time. By using a variety of voices and different sounds they really brought the characters to life and were able to hold the attention of the children. Not only was the session heart-warming, but it was fantastic for boosting the residents’ confidence.”

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