Here at Parklands, we have set up a book club with the residents. Currently, we are reading The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan which won the Richard and Judy Autumn book club award.

Everyone has their own book which they can read in their own time. We even have an audiobook for those with visual impairments. Then every week we read a chapter out loud together which follows by a discussion. We are really enjoying being able to share our thoughts with each other and for many, it’s a great way to express their thoughts and feelings. Activities Assistant Maddie has made character maps and chapter summaries to help residents recall different parts of the book. We are thoroughly enjoying the book because we always want to carry on reading and find out more.