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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Rebecca Turner

I have previously enjoyed a position organising activities for a substance abuse charity, where I saw the valuable impact of having a full and active life, and what a drastic effect that can have on a person's health and progress. I studied Psychology at university and, following that, I studied Art in Plymouth.

I am an avid fan of theatre and all performing arts, from musicals to live orchestration, and I am actively involved in the tech crew of local theatre. I chose to take a post as Activities Coordinator to combine my love of working with people and my interest in activities and events.

I am always up for trying something new; my personal hobbies range from kickboxing to playing the oboe. I aim to give every resident access to whatever activities/facilities they desire, inside and outside the home.

Everyone working at Mount Tryon is dedicated to ensuring that those we support can live their lives too the fullest. For some, it is simply support with transport to a club they’ve been part of for years, and for others, it can be helping them experience new things – whatever it is, we’ll give it a go!

I am always looking for new ideas and activities for people to try, so if you have any thoughts, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Activities at our home

Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!

Come and join us at our Open Day

Meet our dedicated team at our open day, who can answer any questions you may have about our home.

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Life at our home

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Flower Arranging

We decided to defy the autumn weather and bring a little bit of summer back into the home. Residents enjoyed arranging some beautiful flowers to use in our dining room as table decorations.

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Musical Magic

We were happy to be joined by Sadie, a singer and guitarist. She brought along all sorts of instruments for us to have a go at, including hand chimes and blocks. Sadie arrived just as we had some guests from a local pre-school and they were happy to join us in a singalong!

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Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

This month, we were proud to celebrate the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The weather held out for us and we were able to enjoy some delicious, homemade cakes and treats out in the sun. We were joined by residents, relatives and guests from the local community.

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Scrabble Competition

We were joined in some friendly word-themed competition by visitors from Lucerne House Care Home in Exeter. Residents, staff and relatives joined together to compete against our guests, although we were no match for their skills, and they won a resounding victory.

Not one to take a loss lying down, we have challenged them to a game of Countdown, and will be off to play them in a rematch in September!

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Summer Fête

Despite the weather, our Summer Fête still went ahead at Mount Tryon. We were visited by the lovely animals of Animal HQ, and treated to some wonderful singing. We also enjoyed stalls, face painting and a barbeque that ran for the entire day. Overall, it was a fantastic day!

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Pub Visit

We’ve been enjoying the weather recently and popped out to our local pub, The Kents. We sat out in their wonderful beer garden, enjoying a pint and some good company!

Upcoming events

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Don't Dine Alone

We know that meal times can be lonely for some older people, so why not join us for lunch?

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Calling all Emergency Services Personnel!

All members of the police, ambulance and fire services are welcome to drop into our home at any time on their duty breaks.

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Monthly Coffee Mornings

Come along to our friendly and informal group and enjoy a chat over a hot or cold drink.

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