Meet our Activities Coordinator, Mikala Bowman

I have been here for just over a year and thoroughly enjoy my job. I have the pleasure of working on residents' life enrichment, ensuring they continue to live a full and active life when they move to Juniper House.

I enjoy hosting crafting sessions, themed tasting evenings and community engagement, helping residents to connect with their local community here in Brackley.

Activities at our home

Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.

Life at Juniper House Care Home


Community Pebble Snake

Residents at Juniper House are enjoying seeing the local community taking their daily walks on the recreation field. This inspired us to create a community pebble snake outside our home. We are inviting everyone to help us grow our pebble snake by decorating a stone or pebble to be added to our snake. If you are passing as part of your daily exercise, please have a look. Residents are looking forward to seeing your additions to our pebble snake.

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Happy Pancake Day!

Happy Pancake Day! Staff and residents at Juniper House have been practising their pancake tossing technique in preparation for this evening's serving of delicious traditional pancakes. Which topping do you prefer? Classic lemon & sugar, vanilla ice cream or nutty Nutella?

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at Juniper House! We have been enjoying delicious chocolates and champagne, courtesy of our friends at the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. Thank you also to Waitrose & Partners for our beautiful flowers, showing their support through their Give a Little Love community initiative. We are incredibly grateful for all the generous donations we receive from our Brackley and Northamptonshire community - it gives us all a little boost!

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Learning about Chinese New Year

At Juniper House we have been learning about Chinese traditions and superstitions as part of our celebration of Chinese New Year. We learned that 2021 is the year of the Ox. We have been exploring Chinese culture through food, music and craft activities. Some residents have been able to share memories of their travel experiences to China.

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A new seasonal menu

At Juniper House our wonderful Chefs, Kitchen Team and Dining Hosts work closely with residents to create menus with delicious, nutritious, well balanced dishes to provide a home-from-home dining experience. At Juniper House we believe it is important to include residents in planning each new seasonal menu.

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Juniper House receives vaccinations

Staff and residents at Juniper House have received their COVID-19 vaccine and we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the Doctors and Nurses at Brackley Medical Centre for helping to vaccinate everyone and keep Brackley safe.