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Celebrating a 96th birthday at Cramlington House

Our residents at Cramlington House were delighted to celebrate Olive’s 96th birthday with a visit from an Elvis impersonator! Olive beamed with joy as the King serenaded her with classic hits, surrounded by fellow residents who clapped and sang along. The celebration was not only entertaining but also had numerous well-being benefits for everyone involved.

Music, especially when it’s familiar and uplifting, is known to boost mood, reduce anxiety and enhance cognitive function. Elvis’ lively performance brought back fond memories for the residents, creating a warm, nostalgic atmosphere that made everyone feel like a part of the celebration. The music’s rhythm encouraged some to tap their feet or sway to the beat, providing a fun way to stay active and release endorphins.

Kim Stubbs, Wellbeing Champion at Cramlington House, noted, “It’s these joyful moments that create a sense of community among our residents. Olive’s birthday was a fantastic way to swaying and laugh together, which really lifts everyone’s spirits.”

As Olive thoroughly enjoyed her special day, it was clear that this heartfelt celebration had created new memories, highlighting the importance of coming together to mark milestones with fun, music, and friendship.


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