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Chair exercising

We totally love our chair exercises sessions! They are such a hit with residents who get so much out of them.

The sessions provide great stimulation to residents both physically and mentally. It keeps their bodies active and mobile which is very important for daily tasks such as getting dressed, walking unaided and, in a nutshell, maintaining as much independence as possible.

Kim Stubbs, our activities manager at Cramlington House, said: “We always ensure our chair exercises are as creative and invigorating as possible whilst not being too challenging for residents.

“We want to see residents walking away from the session with big smiles on their faces following a fun filled morning or afternoon of social interaction, bonding and laughter.

“We also design the sessions so that residents get moving and do some gentle physical exercise. It’s difficult to get out for a walk at the moment as the weather is so poor and cold. We don’t let this stop us from ensuring residents remain active though!

“By making the sessions game based, the activity is always a big hit with residents who gain so much not just physically but mentally, socially and emotionally too. It’s great to see how relaxed and energised residents are following a chair exercise class – they’re always keen to do it again.”


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."