Meet our Activities Coordinator, Emma Darley
Originally joined the team as a carer & activities assistant, and I am now the activities coordinator.
I have previous experience within the care sector, and I endeavour to provide a broad-ranging activities programme for those we support, which will be based primarily around the wants and needs of residents and include lots of musical entertainment, holistic therapies and social events within the home, as well as out in the local community.
My days are spent making sure that the residents in the home have an interesting and active social programme to enjoy each day. Residents' individual preferences are always considered, and I welcome feedback from families too.
Activities at Mount House and Severn View
Our Activities team is a dedicated group whom strive to ensure that the residents of Mount House have a broad range of meaningful activities daily which reflect the needs, wants and interests of all our residents. From our larger events including Garden Parties in our spectacular grounds to birthday celebrations with live musical entertainment we always have a broad range of events to suit all of our wonderful residents. We also go on a number of outings throughout the year in and around Shropshire, many of which are linked to community organisations whom cater specifically for interests of the people we support.
Something we have always been passionate about here at The Mount is Music therapy and we offer a diverse musical programme of live music and entertainers throughout the year to suit all tastes. Food theme days and tasting afternoons, as well as regular Cookery classes and chair yoga are on offer as well as beauty therapy and massage.
We aim to consistently provide a high quality activities programme for all of our residents and ensure that regardless of limitations and circumstances each individual has the best possible experience within our home, through both a physical and mentally stimulating person-centred approach.
Life at our home
On the eve of The Mount House and Severn View's annual Valentines Ball, General Manager; Claire Cowper has taken the time out to visit local florists and purchase as many beautiful red roses as she could to gift to each of our lovely residents.
Romance is truly in the air throughout the home. The activities team and students Jess and Holly from Shrewsbury College Health and Social care have been helping our residents craft heart garlands and create decorative cakes.
This year is extra special as we have four couples residing at The Mount, each looking forward to their very own candlelit dinner for two. The whole home looks as if it were lifted straight out of a romantic novel.
On Saturday 25th January the residents at Mount House and Severn View celebrated burns night!
For lunch we had a traditional Scottish meal cooked by our chef Jason of Neeps, Tattis & Haggis! Washed down with wee drams of scotch.
The residents then had several conversations about Scottish poet Robert Burns. Prior to this date, the residents made Scottish shields and decorated the home with bunting.
Santa Safari at West Midland Safari Park
During December, the residents at the Mount House and Severn View went on trip to West Midland Safari Park for a Santa Safari. It was a great day out in our brand new mini bus and the residents enjoyed a three-course meal, a glass of fizz and a totally wild tour of the Safari Park!
If you would like to join us for trips out or any activities/events, please pop in for a chat!
Or contact the home on 01743 232228 to book a place.
The Dignity Tree was created by the home’s Manager, Claire Cowper and our certified Dignity Champion, Claire Anslow whom are both so passionate about this subject. The Dignity Tree is displayed within our home and as a whole-team approach, staff proudly held up leaves with a significant word to describe what dignity means to them.
The main ones were: choice, values & beliefs, compassion, empathy, respect, person-centred.
The tree is extremely important to us, because dignity is listening to what they want, giving them information, involving them in planning and decision-making, treating them with dignity and respect, and enabling them to have choice and control over their lives and the services they receive.
Those who provide support will respect the human rights of each individual.
With the lead up to Christmas, the activities programme has at least one Christmas-themed event per day!
We love to get into the festive spirit at Mount House, and our residents love to show off their artistic side with the daily living activities and arts & crafts.
Vintage Tea Party
Residents at Mount House always look forward to our weekly vintage tea parties! A cup of tea/coffee, a delicious slice of homemade cake and a natter is always the best!
Join us every Thursday between 3pm and 4pm. All welcome!
Guilt-free Pancake Day!
We are all set for a fabulous Pancake Day. Don't worry about the calories... we have ‘Belly-Up’ Dance group on hand to help us shake them off and get everyone limbered up for the around the home…
February Activities & Events
See some of the things we have planned to spring us all into February 2020.