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
We have introduced a wish tree here at Mount Tryon and asked the residents if they could be granted a small wish, what would it be?
One of our residents wished for a new pair of shoes, which we were able to grant. So, we chose a pair of shoes online and had them delivered to the home. She was absolutely over the moon with them and showed them off proudly to everyone.
Cruise Ship Day
Currently, Torbay has 4 cruise ship liners moored in the bay, so we decided, as we couldn’t get out to see them, we would hold a cruise ship-themed day.
We decorated our restaurant nautical-style for the day, dressed the tables tropical and had a Captain's table. Our captain for the day was our lovely Head Chef, Sue Forshaw.
They had a lovely 3 course lunch with prosecco. Residents put on their best daywear and relaxed in the sunshine, drinking mocktails, taking selfies with props, tropical fishing, jokes, listening to cruise ship singer, Jane McDonald, and having a go at karaoke themselves. Everyone slept well that night!
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Residents and staff of Mount Tryon wanted to do something for the big Macmillan Coffee Morning, as we are unable to allow any visitors on site.
We decided to hold a cake sale at the bottom of our driveway. Residents staff and family members baked and decorated a vast amount of gorgeous cakes.
On the day, the sun was shining and we had quite a few people passing by who very kindly donated. We raised a total of £117.12.
Well done and thank you to everyone involved!
Music & Movement
We really enjoyed our afternoon of music and movement at Mount Tryon. We played music instruments sometimes in rhythm with the music. We also gave the pom poms a good workout. Some of our residents had a lovely time dancing, while others pretended the shakers were trumpets. We finished the session off with a refreshing cup of teas and a slice of cake.
A Taste of the Ocean
As Mount Tryon is by the sea, we decided to bring some of the sea to our residents by having a seafood feast. We had a lovely platter of crab, mussels, prawns and langoustines.
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!
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?