What a wonderful action-packed weekend we’ve had celebrating such a momentous occasion and key part of UK history!
As well as enjoying the outdoors with the fine weather, the residents have thoroughly enjoyed watching the TV coverage on the jubilee, especially the Trooping of the Colour ceremony that officially marked the birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years. Over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians come together in a great display of military precision, horsemanship and fanfare to mark The Queen’s official birthday.
On Sunday, residents enjoyed visits from their loved ones alongside some fabulous live entertainment from local singers Kenya and Jazz Michael who sang songs from the 1940s and 1950s, helping residents to reminisce about that specific time in their lives.
Julie McMurrough, our manager at Holywell House, said: “It’s been such a busy, amazing weekend and what better way to celebrate the renovation of our patio, along with the new furniture we’ve purchased from the money we raised at the Easter fair than with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Alongside our visitors, we’ve also spent time baking and icing biscuits and cakes, card making and watching the service live on BBC. Residents have loved every minute of our celebrations!”
"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."