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Art day at West Farm

Residents at West Farm recently enjoyed an art day and what fun they had! Not only did the afternoon of painting, drawing and colouring in bring joy and self-expression, it also provided many health benefits to residents too.

For example, engaging in art activities, such as painting pictures and colouring with pens and pencils, encourages the development and maintenance of fine motor skills. The precision required to hold a brush or a pencil, the delicate strokes and careful coordination involved, all contribute to enhancing dexterity and hand-eye coordination which are vital to living a good quality of life.

Mentally, art stimulates the mind, invigorating cognitive function and memory recall. Exploring colours, shapes, and compositions encourage problem-solving and critical thinking, enhancing cognitive flexibility.

Zahra Karimi, our manager at West Farm said: “From nurturing fine motor skills and stimulating cognitive function to providing an emotional outlet and fostering social connections, art is a wonderful activity for our residents to take part in. It has amazing benefits on both their physical and emotional wellbeing and we all enjoyed a lovely creative afternoon.”


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."