Cramlington House residents were joined by Mind Active, a voluntary organisation that aims to improve the lives of older people living in residential care homes, in a recent trip to Plessey Woods.
Residents managed to catch the last bit of the gorgeous summer weather and were able to enjoy a lovely picnic while there, as well as soaking up the scenery and exploring everything Plessy Woods has to offer.
Mind Active had organised a large marquee as well as some entertainment which got residents and carers on their feet to sing and dance the afternoon away!
Our Wellbeing Champion at Cramlington House, Kim Stubbs, said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day and one of the most memorable I’ve had of the summer. The sun was shining, everyone was happy and relaxed, and it was great to visit Plessy Woods and enjoy the company of our residents.
“Mind Active had arranged some great live entertainment which the residents, and us carers, really loved! We sang, we danced, we laughed and enjoyed some lovely food too. Residents created some amazing new memories and it’ll definitely be a trip that they’ll be telling their family and friends about over and over again!”
"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."