Meet our Activities Coordinator, Mark Bowen

Mark joined Barchester in 2016 and is our home’s Activities Coordinator. Mark endeavours to provide a broad-ranging activities programme for those we support, which is based primarily around the wants and needs of residents and includes lots of musical entertainment, holistic therapies and social events within the home and out in the local community.

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

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Smoothie Making

This afternoon we made banana and strawberry smoothies to celebrate nutrition and hydration week. We added just the main ingredients strawberry’s, bananas, yogurt, milk and ice cream. They fully refreshed us for the rest of the day ahead as well as ensuring we had a healthy intake.

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Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday went down a treat, we enjoyed freshly made pancakes in the evening with a variety of toppings including fruit, syrup and chocolate sauce.

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Employee of The Month

Congratulations to Gabriela ‘Gabi’ Capriceana, Carer who has been awarded Employee of the Month for January 2019. Since 2015, Gabi has always gone above and beyond within the role and always thinks out of the box. Nothing is too much for Gabi and she always ensures that our resident’s needs are put first. Thank you Gabi for your continuous support, hard work and commitment.


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We Choose Joy

We started off our Monday properly by doing some relaxing colouring. It’s proven that adult colouring sheets can help to Improve our mood Relieve us of stress and Reduce agitation.


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Valentines Day Ball

On Thursday 14th February, love was in the air at the Mount House & Severn View and St Valentine's day was celebrated by all residents, relatives, staff and visitors!

Afternoon tea followed by various refreshments were available to all including prosecco, wine, canapés and a beautiful heart-shaped cake made by our fabulous head chef, Steffi Pritchard.

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Cheese & Wine Evening

Cheese and wine evenings go down a real treat here at The Mount. Staff and residents love spending quality time with one another, whilst enjoying a glass of their favourite wine and eating their favourite cheese on biscuits.

Whether your favourite be red or white wine, cheddar or red Leicester we have it, so next time why not join us.

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