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George sets up new book club

Although many of our residents at St Catherine’s nursing home are unable to read books themselves, a fellow resident’s love of books is making sure everyone is still able to enjoy stories, poetry and literature.

For 95-year-old George – who recently moved into St Catherine’s – there’s nothing better than sharing a love of reading with other residents who gather each week to hear him read a passage from his book collection.

And his book club regulars can’t get enough. What started off with George reading to one resident in her room has now grown to a popular book club.

“I’m so lucky to still be able to read books,” said George, who spent a lifetime working in the field of education. “I hope everyone who joins me for the readings gets as much pleasure from listening as I do from reading.”

With 14 residents gathering today to hear George read from ‘A wandering Nonagenarian’ – a book he wrote himself in 2019 – there seems to be no doubt that our residents are lapping it up.