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Musical Memories returns!

Residents at West Farm recently were treated to an afternoon of live singing from the lovely Makayla from Musical Memories.

Performing from the patio with residents safely inside, Makayla serenaded everyone with classics from the 1940s and 1950s which went down extremely well! Residents were also given a songbook at the start of the session in large print for easy reading so that they could sing along if they wanted to which of course they all did and with gusto! Some residents didn’t even have to look at the song book – they already knew the lyrics once the music had kicked in.

Speaking about the afternoon, our deputy manager Zahra Karimi said: “Before the COVID-19 lockdown, Musical Memories often visited and delivered vibrant singing sessions that are both fun and therapeutic for our residents, especially those living with dementia. It was awful when these sessions had to stop as residents get so much out of them – they’re visibly more relaxed, more interactive and happier following the activity – so we are so pleased to bring them back in a way that also complies with social distancing guidelines.”

Live performances and interactive singing sessions are an important part of our residents’ lives because of the physical and mental health benefits they bring. We’re already looking forward to the next one!

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."