Residents at Cramlington House enjoyed a wonderful social outing last week when they visited Concordia Leisure Centre along with carers and Mind Active, a voluntary organisation that aims to improve the lives of older people living in residential care homes.
Residents were invited to a monthly session of entertainment, fun and games at the leisure centre which is organised by the British Red Cross. During the afternoon, residents, sang, danced, enjoyed a lovely lunch and had a brilliant time.
Kim Stubbs, our Wellbeing Champion at Cramlington House, said: “What a fabulous afternoon we had! The atmosphere was incredible, and everyone was really happy and upbeat. Laughter echoed around the room, there were lots of conversations going on and it was great to see residents grinning from ear to ear. The feeling you get from seeing residents like that – relaxed and enjoying their lives – is exactly what makes this job one of the most satisfying roles in the world.”
Social outings within the local community form an important part of the care we provide to our residents. When they move in with us, it’s vital that they remain active within the community that they’ve come to know and love.
Each outing is specifically tailored to the needs of residents and we ensure those who are included benefit greatly from such occasions. Residents from both homes participate in a wide range of local activities, where they mix with other people from the area, including those from other care homes too.
Kim added: “We would like to say a big thank you to Mind Active for inviting us to such an enjoyable afternoon. The residents fully embraced the activities and got so much out of it both physically and mentally. We’ll definitely be along to the next one!”
"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."