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Community Garden Fun with Mind Active

Wow, how hot has it been recently? Who needs Spain when you have Costa Del North East!

Residents made the most of the good weather and enjoyed a visit to Bedlington Community Garden with Mind Active, a voluntary organisation that aims to improve the lives of older people living in residential care homes.

They enjoyed a spot of gardening in the shade, a lovely picnic lunch and a sing a long too. Gardening is a great mental boost, helping to make you feel happy and relaxed and it’s also a fantastic way to exercise fine motor skills which help to maintain independence for longer.

Kim Stubbs, our Cramlington House Wellbeing Champion, said: “We enjoyed a gorgeous afternoon at Bedlington Community Garden, a wonderful allotment for people to come together to socialise, do some gardening and learn new techniques. The staff who helped us throughout the session were amazing and the residents thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Mind Active provided some great entertainment as well which got residents involved in a lovely little sing along. We are already looking forward to our next visit!”

What people are saying

  • "I am very pleased with how my mother has settled in and generally how supportive and caring the staff are. This has given us peace of mind knowing that she is safe & well looked after. Thank you."

  • "Our mum has been a resident at Cramlington House for over a year and we have nothing but praise for the friendly, approachable staff and management. We always feel like part of an extended family and when we visit nothing is too much bother. We are completely happy with the standard of care, support and understanding we all receive as a family."

  • "From the first day, I knew it was the place for my mum. Clean, friendly staff, lovely environment! My mum would not get the opportunity to do the activities she is experiencing if she was not in Cramlington House. It is home from home and we can visit anytime. I can't say enough of how great Cramlington House is. "

  • "This is an absolutely superb care facility. The staff say that this is the home of the residents, in which they work - and they evidence that philosophy every day. In the last months of our mother's long life, we took comfort form the fact that she was safe and secure, being well-fed and looked after. The entire care team are brilliant. "

  • "All the staff at West Farm have provided such wonderful care, compassion and support to my auntie. We both feel incredibly lucky to have found West Farm, it’s been the perfect home for my auntie. I can honestly say, hand on heart, every aspect of the care provided by each member of staff at West Farm has been outstanding."