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Trip To Lighthouse For Resident At Cramlington Home As Part Of Seize The Day Experience

A resident at a Cramlington home was able to relieve an experience as part of her Seize the Day.

Sheila Baines lives at MHA Harwood Court and wanted to visit St Mary’s Lighthouse, something she used to do in her earlier years.

As part of the journey from the home to the Lighthouse Sheila went past where she used to live.

The initiative encourages residents to re-experience activities or events from the past or to do something they would like to do for the first time.

She was accompanied to the Lighthouse by her granddaughter Amanda and staff member Ann Callan, who works as an activity coordinator.

Speaking after the trip Ann said: “Sheila has been living at the home since June last year and has always spoken about St Mary’s Lighthouse.

“The journey is around six miles from Cramlington, so we arranged for me, Amanda and Sheila to go.

“Sheila used to visit the lighthouse when she was younger and when we told her where we were going she was really excited.

“We visited the beach and just spent some time taking in our surroundings.

“She had a great time, what she enjoyed the most was her ice-cream, and it was lovely to see her enjoying the day.

“Overall, it was a great day, once that was enjoyed by all of us and something I am sure we can do again.”





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