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Happy Birthday, Cilla!

It’s been quite an Easter weekend at Holywell House! On Good Friday, one of our residents who has lived with us since we opened two years ago celebrated turning 92! Given the absolutely fabulous age Cilla Cuthbertson now is, we asked her how she wanted to mark the occasion and ensured all of her wishes were met as best we could by helping her daughter organise a party of all parties for her.

Cilla really wanted a party with buffet food and a lot of singing and dancing – and that’s exactly what she got thanks to her family and a bit of help from ourselves. The other residents turned out in force too, really engaged with the singing and dancing and enjoyed the delicious birthday spread.

Our manager at Holywell House, Julie McMurrough, said: “It was a lovely birthday afternoon which was made even more special as one of Cilla’s family members came along and provided the singing entertainment – which was fabulous – and all the residents thoroughly enjoyed it including Cilla herself who even got up for a little dance too! Cilla’s close family was there to celebrate the very special birthday with her, which was lovely to see. 92 is an amazing age to reach and it was great to be able to mark the occasion in a way that Cilla wanted, surrounded by those she loved having a brilliant time.”

Check out the video below of the birthday party too – everyone had a really amazing time!


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."