Meet our Activities Coordinator, Anne-Marie Worth
I have been at Mount Tryon since July 2015. I have worked in a variety of roles, which means I have a really good understanding of how the home works.
In my current role as Activities Coordinator, I am responsible for ensuring that our residents live their lives to the fullest. I look to build a person-centred care plan based on existing hobbies, as well as the pursuit of new interests.
If there is anything I can do to improve your or your loved one's life, please do not hesitate to find me!
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!
Life at Mount Tryon Care Home
World Chocolate Day
Mount Tryon celebrated World Chocolate Day by bringing everything Wonka to our home. The lounge was turned into a chocolate factory. For those residents that were unable to join us, we took the magic to them.
Staff dressed as Oompa Loompas and even Wilma Wonka arrived to enjoy the fun with our residents. We transformed our doorway into Wonka Land and we had a chocolate fountain where the residents could coat marshmallows, strawberries and biscuits with delicious melted chocolate.
Residents went away feeling all chocolatey pleased!
Cream Tea Day
Residents and staff at Mount Tryon celebrated National Cream Tea Day. We held a poll on whether it was cream or jam first and, in true Devon fashion, it’s cream first. Liz and Dorothy enjoyed their scone with a glass of Prosecco.
Beside the Seaside
Residents wanted to go on a minibus trip to the seaside, but due to current restrictions, they knew it wouldn’t be possible, so we decided to bring the seaside to Mount Tryon.
We decorated the garden with garlands and filled the large inflatable pool. We had a sandpit with buckets, spades and seashells. We put rubber ducks in the pool and used fishing nets. Staff bought in their inflatables, including a large unicorn, a flip-flop, shark balls and rings.
Residents and staff dressed in beach wear and our kitchen staff lit the BBQ, serving burgers, hotdogs and our usual fish and chips.
During the week residents and the activity staff made an ice cream cart. We downloaded the ice cream music tone and went around the home serving ice-creams and lollies. This was very well received.
National Biscuit Day
We all had a great time at Mount Tryon on National Biscuit Day. Residents and staff enjoyed the wide selection of biscuits on offer, even the homemade ones we attempted. Brian commented how he hadn’t had a Garibaldi in a long time and Mo enjoyed a shortbread biscuit mixed with a little cream.
Coinciding with the birth date of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, International Nurses Day, held on Tuesday 12th May, is a day to celebrate nurses and care staff around the world. Residents and staff at Mount Tryon, were happy to get involved by hosting a much-deserved celebration.
VE Day Celebrations
Staff and residents at Mount Tryon Care Home along with people all over the UK, joined together for the Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2. In light of the current situation, rather than celebrating with street parties, at 3pm on May 8th, the country was encouraged to mark the day with a nationwide toast - “To those who gave so much, we thank you”. Paying tribute to the many millions at home and abroad, that sacrificed so much to ensure we all enjoy and share the freedom we have today.
Residents also celebrated the occasion by bunting making, decorating the home red, white and blue, VE Day quiz, singalong to Dame Vera Lynn in the garden and the staff dressed in 1940’s clothing, and tucked into a delicious selection of cakes, tea, coffee, Pimms and Prosecco.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Don't Dine Alone
We know that meal times can be lonely for some older people, so why not join us for lunch?