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Art classes bring us so much joy


Our West Farm residents really enjoy our art classes provide both creative enjoyment and significant health benefits. These sessions encourage self-expression, reduce stress and enhance cognitive function, promoting overall wellbeing.

Every week, residents come together to explore various artistic techniques, from painting to stamping. These activities help maintain fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination while creating a sense of accomplishment and pride in their creations. The communal aspect of the classes also nurtures social connections, combating feelings of loneliness and isolation.

West Farm Manager Zahra Karimi said: “Our art classes are a wonderful way for residents to express themselves creatively and bond with each other. The joy and satisfaction they gain from these sessions is truly heartwarming. The vibrant artwork produced during these classes brightens our community spaces and provides a lovely reminder of our residents’ creativity and talent. It’s so lovely to see.”

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."