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St Mary at Latton Church, Harlow hosted a ‘Friends and Memories’ poetry workshop for people with dementia and their carers

At the beginning of this month, a poetry workshop was organised for the St Mary at Latton Church Harlow 'Friends and Memories' group for people with dementia and their carers.

"We met as usual in the morning, followed by lunch together, and Celestina joined us for 2 hours in the afternoon. 26 people stayed and that included one or two helpers also, for such a fun filled afternoon.

Celestina began by using music and dance to help people to open up and give free expression of themselves through movement, which then transferred to the poetry writing.

Every person wrote something.

Their poetry made us both smile and weep as people expressed themselves freely.

Even those with dementia who speak the least, managed to write something and move us all deeply."

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