The Power of Poetry: Students Connect with Senior Citizens Through "HPU Lifelines"

Recently, students from High Point University in North Carolina visited local senior centers to work with residents: sharing, reciting, and writing poetry together. One pre-med student celebrated the health benefits of their visits, “Multiple studies show that reading and reciting poetry out loud can lower blood pressure, regulate heart and breathing rates, and activate regions of the brain associated with introspection and memory.”
High Point University, April 22, 2014