The first Reading Friends project has started in Northern Ireland, with Verbal developing the programme.
Verbal is working with Older People North West to deliver Reading Friends in Derry/Londonderry. There are weekly groups in Older People North West and in two residential care homes, one specialising in the care of people living with dementia. There is a bi-weekly group with the Alzheimer’s Society memory café. We have a bi-monthly group with older women which combines reading with walking, foraging and local history. Our Poetry in Motion sessions match places to poems, legends or short stories.
To find out more about the programme in Northern Ireland contact Andrea O’Donnell at Verbal on 028 71 266946.