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Local singer entertains West Farm residents


West Farm residents were treated to a visitor from local singer Alfie recently who brought a wave of joy and entertainment to our home. With his soulful voice, Alfie delighted residents who enjoyed a fabulous afternoon singing and dancing along with him. Live entertainment can provide a number of wellbeing benefits to our residents including cognitive stimulation as live music stimulates the brain and enhances cognitive abilities. Listening to songs can trigger memories, improve concentration, and promote mental agility. Residents can also physically and emotionally relax as live music can have a calming effect on the mind and body leading to reduced stress levels, improved sleep, and overall relaxation.

Our manager at West Farm, Zahra Karimi said: “Alfie is a regular performer at West Farm and the residents love watching him sing. Live performances provide opportunities for residents to come together, share experiences, and form connections. It creates a sense of community and belonging, reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness so we thoroughly enjoy afternoons like today. The songs Alfie sang also helped residents rekindle memories and create new memories too. Thank you, Alfie.”

Incorporating live entertainment and singing into care home activities is an excellent way to enhance the quality of life for our residents. It is a reminder of the importance of creating opportunities for shared experiences, connection, and the sheer pleasure of music.

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."