We’ve recently celebrated a very special birthday here at Holywell House. One of our residents turned 100 years old and we ensured we made a very big occasion of it!
Jim Redpath was joined by his close family and friends at Holywell House to enjoy an intimate birthday party complete with buffet food for everyone to enjoy. Our amazing manager, Julie Julie McMurrough, baked Jim’s cake personally and it not only looked absolutely fantastic but tasted delicious too.
Julie said: “Turning 100 years old is a huge milestone in life, and we wanted to celebrate and recognise Jim’s triple-digit age. What made it even more special is that Jim was also our very first resident here at Holywell House, he’s been with us from the very beginning, and it’s been such a joy to care for him and spend time with him every day. I love baking cakes in my spare time, so I just had to make Jim a 100 cake – I’m pleased everyone liked it.”
Local singer Alfie Dobson also entertained guests with some classics from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Everyone enjoyed a couple of hours of singing, dancing, and enjoying the fabulous cake. It was certainly a day to remember.
"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."