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
At Mount Tryon, we understand the importance of mealtimes and how they should be an experience for all residents to enjoy. We aim to create restaurant style quality food while still ensuring that residents' nutritional needs are met. On Wednesday 9th June, the residents were particularly fond of the smoked salmon starter.
Fish & Chip Day
On Friday 4th June, the residents decided they would like to take part in National Fish and Chip Day. Here is Brian, one of many residents, enjoying fish and chips from Watcombe Fish & Chip Shop, Fore street, Torquay. Kris and Claire kindly gave us a special rate.
World Health Day
7th April each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization.
Over the past 50 years, this has brought to light important health issues, such as mental health, maternal and child care, and climate change. The celebration is marked by activities which extend beyond the day itself and serves as an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on these important aspects of global health.
With this in mind, we chose to present a fruit platter to the residents to inspire talk about the benefits of healthy eating and trying new fruits that they may not think of eating. It was well received and proved to be a good topic. As people grow older, their tastes change, so trying out new flavours and textures was a very enjoyable experience.
Our lovely ladies and gentlemen don’t have much call for writing, so we thought we would try some one-one-one writing sessions with them.
We gave them words to write down and sentences to copy. This lady, from Penny Lane, gave us some words she wanted to write down, so we wrote them out for her and she copied them. It was very refreshing to see her take such an interest in something we all take for granted.
Reminiscing with Music
We all have that favourite tune or song that brings back memories, happy and sad. The family of a past resident very kindly donated a large selection of LPs to Mount Tryon.
Frank Sinatra was the first choice and, as the music resounded around the home, some residents took pleasure in joining in and singing along with old blue eyes, doing it their way of course.
We are looking forward to many more days of music and memories in the coming weeks.
Mount Tryons Basketball match
This game of “basketball” originally started out as a drumming session. We put the gym balls into baskets and armed the residents with a pair of drumsticks each. The resident's loved it! The drumming and basketball game encouraged hand, eye co-ordination and brought out their competitive nature. We are looking forward to thinking up many uses of these large balls in the future. We are sure our resident's will come up with another inventive idea.