Poetry Club Readings

Poetry Club Readings

For more information, please contact: Dawn Harsch, communications director at (716) 479-3865

Harris Hill residents share their poetry. Pictured from left: Rose McCarthy formerly of Williamsville. Center photo: Victory Taylor, formerly of Depew with Jillian Skibinski, activity director. Right photo: Judy Hobbs, formerly of Williamsville with Jillian Skibinski

Clarence resident Karin Johnson, a volunteer at Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Lancaster and a retired school teacher, has been working with the residents to channel their creativity and write collaborative poems. The poetry club meets once a month and includes reading, writing and listening to poems. The group focuses on the work of a particular poet to gain inspiration and then write a poem of their own.

The poetry club held a writers celebration that included sharing their poems with fellow residents, family and staff. The group has written 8 poems in the anthology, “Seeing Through Wonder.” The group continues to meet monthly and plans to add poems to the anthology.

Harris Hill Nursing Facility provides 24-hour skilled nursing care, subacute and outpatient rehabilitation, Journeys palliative care, memory care and respite/short-term care. The facility continuously receives outstanding ratings from the federal government and finished in the first quintile in NY State’s quality benchmarking pool for 5 out of 5 years. For more information, visit www.mcguiregroup.com or www.medicare.gov.


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