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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!

Life at our home

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Afternoon Tea

Residents and relatives sat down to enjoy a sparkling afternoon tea in our gorgeous dining room. Residents and guests enjoyed homemade cakes and scones along with raising a glass of bubbly for the occasion! It was such as success we’ve decided to make it a regular event.

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Armed Forces Day

Mount Tryon was visited by Kevin Foster MP to join us in celebrating and remembering our forces during Armed Forces Day. We marked the occasion with a remembrance service and built a river of poppies in the garden, handmade by residents and guests.   

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Art Session

We’ve been inspired by nature to get out our art materials. Residents and staff have been getting creative and painting some of the beautiful flowers from around the home.

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Harbour Trip

We made the most of the weather and went out to enjoy the Great British seaside. We went for a walk along the harbour and the pier, but not before stopping for an ice cream to cool off. It was gloriously hot and we’re looking forward to getting back out there again!

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Hand Painting

To get in the summery spirit, residents at Mount Tryon enjoyed a flower painting session. Some of us painted flowers on paper whilst others enjoyed having some beautiful blooms painted on to our arms.

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Visit from St. Matthias School

We marked the start of a brilliant new friendship at Mount Tryon, as the children of St. Matthias Pre-School came up to visit us. We have been making poppies together, reading each other stories and even getting competitive and playing giant skittles. We’ve all enjoyed ourselves so much they’re going to come back and visit us every week!

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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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Professionals' Breakfast Meeting

We would like to invite you to come along for a relaxed breakfast of bacon sandwiches and home-made pastries.

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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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