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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Mark Bowen

Mark has worked for Barchester since 2016. He was promoted to Activities Coordinator in 2018 and worked at Ottley House as a Senior Carer previously. 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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Pub Outing

On Thursday 6th December, staff a and residents visited the local pub, which is situated by the beautiful river Severn.

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Revisiting the Redwood Centre

On Tuesday 27th November, Sophie, Mark and a few residents went to listen to a recital at the Redwood Centre in Shrewsbury. Residents thoroughly enjoy our weekly visits, especially when tea and cake is involved.

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Bonfire Night

Residents, staff and visitors had a blast celebrating Bonfire Night here at Mount House.

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Teapot Tuesday

On Tuesday 6th November, residents took a trip over to Ottley House to join in with their 'Teapot Tuesday' event. Vintage tea and cake were enjoyed by all!

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The Mount Remembers

Mount House is preparing to commemorate Remembrance Sunday on Sunday 11th November, and will be joining the rest of the United Kingdom in holding a two-minute silence at 11:00 a.m.

As well as marking Remembrance Day by wearing poppies and watching the televised service, residents and Activities Coordinator, Mark Bowen, have made a beautiful memorial area for the occasion.

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Vintage Tea Party

Join us every Thursday for our weekly Vintage Tea Party, from 3:30pm – 4:30pm. A delicious and fresh selection of cakes, tea and coffee will be available to enjoy.

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