On Friday 20 March, we celebrated the Persian New Year with residents and care staff alike!
Our acting manager at West Farm, Zahra, is Persian, and it was really important to recognise this day of celebration, not just for Zahra but also for the residents too and their learning and exploration of other cultures and countries.
As part of the celebrations, residents and care staff enjoyed some cake and party food. Zahra also chatted to everyone about Persia, key aspects of its culture and how life in Persia compares to life in the UK.
Zahra also received a wonderful and heart-warming surprise today with residents wishing her ‘Happy New Year’ in Persian. They had secretly practised this during the week, so Zahra was equally surprised and impressed at the same time!
Talking about the celebrations, Zahra said: “It was lovely to celebrate a day that’s personally very special to me and what made it even better was hearing the residents wish me a very happy new year in Persian. Everyone really got involved in the day, smiling and laughing and enjoying the celebratory mood. Thank you to everyone at West Farm, it was great to see everyone happy, upbeat and relaxed.”
"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."