Holywell House residents recently enjoyed an afternoon of pure relaxation and indulgence as they gathered outside to enjoy the sun and an array of icy treats. From delicious ice cream cones and ice cream floats to refreshing ice lollies, the residents enjoyed the simple pleasures of a sunny day
Such a simple and enjoyable activity can evoke memories from the past. The taste, texture, and smell of ice cream can take residents back to carefree summer days and treasured moments spent with loved ones. Coming together to enjoy ice cream also treats fosters a sense of community and camaraderie. Residents engaged in conversations, shared stories, and formed connections, enhancing their social wellbeing.
Our manager at Holywell House, Julie McMurrough, said: “Ice cream has a way of bringing a smile to everyone’s face. The sheer pleasure of enjoying a sweet treat can uplift spirits, improve mood, and create a sense of happiness and contentment. It was lovely to see our residents bask in the sunshine while relishing their favourite frozen treats. It brings a sense of happiness and normalcy to their lives.”
"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."