Meet our Activities Coordinator, Rebecca Clark
I have been working at Mount Vale since 2013; I absolutely love my job, especially meeting all residents and their families. We have lots of events, such as fetes art exhibitions and open days. We always endeavour to involve the local community, so schools and colleges will often visit the home. We have lots of external entertainers and enjoy regular pet therapy sessions, including a PAT dog, who will often stop by to spend some quality time with residents.
Activities at Mount Vale
Our specialist activities staff are committed to organising a mix of activities and events for residents and the local community to get involved in, including trips out to local places of interest in our minibus and visits from PAT dogs, entertainers and musicians. It is important to us that each individual who we support can get as much from these as possible, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests and capabilities as best as possible, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join with activities and events as often as they can.
Life at Mount Vale Care Home
Church services brought to Mount Vale
After having to carry out our monthly Church services virtually for the last year, we are delighted to now be able to welcome back Northallerton All Saints Church.
Residents had a relaxing afternoon enjoying singing hymns and listening to readings.
There were smiles all round, and it was a beautiful moment seeing how happy everyone was to welcome back our monthly church services.
Fun filled afternoon at Mount Vale
What a fabulous afternoon we have had here at Mount Vale!
After the last year we understand how tough it's been for everyone, our staff, residents and families. Now that things are starting to ease and the weather was on our side we decided to arrange a 'Fun Day' this afternoon to show our appreciation for everyone's patience, support and hard work the past year.
Staff pulled out all the stops for the team and residents and it was an afternoon filled of fun! The music was playing, drinks were flowing and games were in full swing.
Thank you to each and every one of you who made today special. Your team effort made the day and we couldn't have done it without you.
Residents and staff have a fun filled morning with Mr Motivator!
Residents and staff enjoyed an uplifting and fun fitness class with our local Mr Motivator this morning. He had everyone up moving and shaking, and never fails to brighten everyone's moods.
Our weekly fitness classes are part of our life enrichment programme where we provide activities to encourage our residents to keep active and moving as well as provide mental stimulation and plenty of fun!
We look forward to our class next week!
Residents find out about our mechanical friends!
We enjoyed a wonderful virtual introduction to the world of robots with V&A Dundee Curator, Kirsty Hassard.
Kirsty talked us through the history of robots and their early beginnings, the presentation traced the fascination of all things wired and wonderful and considered what the future might hold for our relationship with a multitude of mechanical machines.
It was absolutely thrilling to learn what robots can do now and what they might be able to do in the future.
Residents tour the magnificent gardens at Blenheim Palace
Residents and staff had a lovely time exploring the amazing gardens of Blenheim Palace through a virtual talk, hosted by the Historian - Antonia Keaney.
We enjoyed a virtual look at how the gardens at Blenheim have developed over the past 300 years - from the formality of Henry Wise through to the ‘natural’ landscape created by Capability Brown and beyond.
Everyone was very impressed by the many jewels hidden within the 150 acres of beautiful gardens.
An afternoon out for some tea and coffee
Residents and staff at Mount Vale had a fun filled afternoon out to Barkers in Northallerton for some tea and cake.
One of our residents Elsie said: "It was so lovely to be able to go out for some tea and cake, we have really missed our trips out the past year".
We look forward to more trips out!