Meet our Activities Coordinator, Mikala Bowman

Hello. I am Mikala and I am one of the Activities Coordinators at Juniper House. I joined the team in 2019 and thoroughly enjoy my job. I have the pleasure of supporting Barchester's Life Enrichment Programme by ensuring residents continue to live a full and active life when they move to Juniper House. We have an activities programme with a choice of things to do every day. I enjoy hosting craft sessions, arranging entertainment, leading physical activities, supporting social events, planning celebrations and arranging outings. I also help residents to stay connected with their families and the local community here in Brackley. If there is something your loved one enjoys doing please let us know, so that we can support them in continuing their existing interests.

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

British GP Weekend

Ahead of this weekend’s British GP at Silverstone, residents at Juniper House hopped on board the mini bus to wish their friends at Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team all the best & good luck for Sunday.

We will all be cheering you on! Thank you Mercedes for being so accommodating; residents were thrilled with their photos of Lewis Hamilton & Valtteri.

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Scarecrow Festival

Juniper House residents & staff are proud to have taken part in this wonderful community project celebrating the Brackley Scarecrow Festival.

Morris Men

A truly quintessential summer morning was had at Juniper House as we welcomed back the Brackley Morris Men to entertain us all in our community garden.


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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