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Sing a Long with Alfie Dobson

Wow, what a fabulous visit we had from local singer and entertainer, Alfie Dobson!

West Farm residents were treated to an afternoon of song and dance and Alfie certainly didn’t disappoint. He sang songs old and new, developed a great rapport with residents and ensured they had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

Sarah Avery, our Wellbeing Champion at West Farm, said: “Alfie provided a cracking performance and really got residents involved, engaged and fully interactive throughout the afternoon with lots of great singing, dancing and conversation! The atmosphere was fab, and I loved seeing the beaming faces and relaxed bodies across the room. We are already looking forward to Alfie returning.”

Live entertainment is a good activity for residents because it helps to lift spirits, boost mood and improve wellbeing. During a session, and for a while after, residents are more relaxed and comfortable and such performances are a good way to reminisce about past events and also great at making new memories.

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."