Our West Farm residents enjoyed some live entertainment recently by well-known local singer, Deborah Taylor-Smith.
Abiding to strict social distancing guidelines, the Vera Lynn tribute singer serenaded our residents from outside the home, in our patio area with residents enjoying the show from the home’s lounge area.
Deborah sang a number of hits from the 1940s which the residents thoroughly appreciated because they brought back memories of their younger years of singing along to Vera in their kitchen, dancing to one of her songs at the local club or remembering what it was like to live through a world war from her very famous chart hit, ‘We’ll Meet Again’.
Zahra Karimi, our deputy manager at West Farm, said: “It was wonderful to invite Deborah to entertain residents from outside of the home. Her performance brought great big smiles to faces all around me and the residents loved every song she sang. It’s been three months now since residents last saw their relatives in person so it’s getting really tough as, of course, residents are greatly missing their friends and family. Inviting Deborah to sing for the afternoon really lifted residents’ spirits and we especially enjoyed her renditions of Somewhere Over The Rainbow and The White Cliffs Of Dover.”
Sam Brydon, a resident at West Farm said: “I really loved watching Vera Lynn; she’s a long time favourite singer of mine and I’m a fan of all of her songs. It was great to watch the performance and I even enjoyed a little dance with other residents and carers too.”
"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."