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Poetry with pupils at the LiveWell Dementia Hub

18 May 2017

Pupils from St Patrick's Primary School in Thornaby visited the LiveWell Dementia Hub to help celebrate National Memory Day yesterday (Wednesday 17 May).

Image of Pupils at the live well dementia hub

The session, delivered in partnership with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Libraries and Heritage services, gave pupils the opportunity to read well known poems to people who use the hub - as well as poems they had written themselves.

Following the readings, the pupils spent time speaking with people living with dementia to learn more about special memories from their lives and to write new poems together.

The session took place as part of a series of events marking Dementia Awareness Week, taking place between Sunday 14 and Friday 19 May.

The LiveWell Dementia Hub in Thornaby is a community-based service for anyone living in Stockton-on-Tees who would like information, support or training related to dementia. This includes people living with dementia, their families and carers as well as anyone who would like to learn more about the condition.

For more information about living with dementia and what support is available in Stockton-on-Tees, contact the LiveWell Dementia Hub on 01642 527363 or email