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Smile through sport visits Cramlington House

Cramlington House residents were treated to a delightful visit from Smile Through Sport, an organisation dedicated to promoting physical activity and wellbeing to people of all abilities. During the visit, the residents had the opportunity to participate in a range of armchair exercises, providing both mental and physical stimulation.

Our activities coordinator Kim Stubbs said: “Engaging in armchair exercises offers numerous benefits to our residents. Physically, it helps improve mobility, flexibility, and muscle strength, enhancing their overall physical wellbeing. Regular exercise also contributes to better cardiovascular health and can help manage chronic conditions such as arthritis. Beyond the physical advantages, armchair exercises also have a positive impact on mental health. The best bit about the sessions is that they take place in a group setting which fosters social interaction and a sense of community, combating loneliness and promoting a positive atmosphere within the home. The visit from Smile Through Sport and the armchair exercises provided a wonderful opportunity for our residents to engage in physical activity, improve their mental wellbeing, and enjoy a sense of camaraderie. It was a great afternoon!”

At Craig Healthcare, we understand the importance of addressing both the physical and mental wellbeing of our residents. By partnering with organisations like Smile Through Sport, we ensure that residents have access to tailored and professionally led activities, resulting in meaningful and enjoyable interactions. We are dedicated to creating a stimulating and engaging environment that goes beyond the basic necessities of care.


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."