Our residents at West Farm recently enjoyed an extra special festive party hosted by dementia care charity
Silverline Memories. Silverline Memories is a North East charity that supports people, and their loved ones, living with dementia, across the region. It organises events and plans trips and activities to provide social engagement opportunities for dementia sufferers.
Residents were treated to a delightful Christmas meal, great music and some fab games; it really was a truly unforgettable magical Christmas party!
Sarah Jane Avery, our wellbeing champion at West Farm, said: “We were completely overwhelmed with the efforts made by Silverline Memories who provided such an amazing party for residents and their families.
“The food and entertainment really was second to none and residents were highly engaged throughout, enjoying their festive fun, some Christmas classics and even participating in a dance or two as well.
“The ethos of Silverline Memories is very similar to the Craig Healthcare ethos; dementia shouldn’t be feared but rather embraced. With the right approach and right care, those living with dementia can lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.”
Silverline Memories was founded in December 2013 by Sandra Hastings and the charity aims to facilitate 20 social opportunities each month for those living with dementia.
Sarah Jane added: “We just wanted to say an extra special thanks to Silverline Memories’ staff and volunteers who were incredible with our residents and made the event super special.
“We really were blown away by their kindness; what a very special Christmas our residents will have this year; thank you very much!”
"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."