We love our coffee mornings at Cramlington House and our residents play a big part in making them happen! Some of our residents help to make the cream scones and cut cakes for the coffee morning where residents gather to enjoy a morning snack and a relaxing hot drink.
Getting involved in such activities are great for developing and maintaining those fine motor skills which we all need to live independently. For example, to use cutlery, brush our teeth and tie our shoes.
At the coffee mornings, the residents can catch up with one another, enjoy the art of conversation between themselves and with staff which is wonderful for their wellbeing especially if they’re not having a great morning and could really do with some company. Following the coffee morning, we often play some games too, which livens things up a bit and gets the mind and body moving!
Kim Stubbs, our activities manager at Cramlington House, said: “This week we played ‘what’s in the box’ with residents having to feel the object through touch without being able to see it. It was a lot trickier than it sounds but we had a great time guessing and some of the residents guessed what was inside the box first time which was fab. We love these games as they make the brain work, providing great mental exercise. We use everyday items too that residents will come across daily. It’s such a fun session, with lots of laughs ringing around the room and happy faces.”
"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."