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Wonderful Time at Whitehouse Farm

Residents from Cramlington House enjoyed a brilliant trip to Whitehouse Farm last week! They visited the animals, enjoyed a delicious lunch and danced their socks off to the fabulous entertainment provided for their visit.

The outing was organised and hosted by Hays Days, a lovely community group that aims to bring together elderly people to take part in group-based activities that encourages interaction and socialisation with others, to reduce loneliness and isolation.

Kim Stubbs, Wellbeing Champion at Cramlington House, said: “The residents thoroughly enjoyed their time at Whitehouse Farm. After seeing and chatting to the animals, they ate a delicious lunch while entertained by some great songs, both past and present. The residents sang and swayed over their meal and following it danced the afternoon away! The smiles never left their faces and that’s exactly what we want our outings to be all about – happiness, enjoyment and interaction.”

Social outings and interacting with people and animals outside of the home, and singing and dancing, are all great therapies in elderly care and have specific benefits for those living with dementia. For example, it improves mood, encourages residents to feel relaxed and calm, and it also enables them to use their social skills in a group setting. Overall, it’s amazing for their general wellbeing and we are so pleased we can provide such outings for residents.”

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."