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

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Resident celebrates 101st birthday in style!

Celebrations have been in full swing at Mount Vale as one of its residents reached her 101st birthday  in style.

Marian was joined by staff and other residents as she blew out her candles on the cake which the homes hospitality team had especially prepared, Marian was delighted with the cake and presents received.  The birthday girl had a wonderful day!  

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A special delivery

Residents of Mount Vale were delighted to receive a very special delivery – a beautiful hamper from their little friend’s from Rosedene Nursery. The little ones presented a hamper to the homes activities coordinator, Rebecca to share with all the Residents.

The children sang lots of Christmas Carols and the Residents were able to hear through the windows. Everyone loved this, and were also singing along with them.

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Nurse celebrates Long Service Award

A Registered Nurse at Mount Vale care home in Northallerton has received a prestigious 10 Year Service Award in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare.

Lynne Stubbs, Registered Nurse, started at Barchester in December 2010 and has worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over the years.

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National Elf Day

Staff and Residents enjoyed a ‘Dress like an Elf’ day to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society as part of the National Elf Day celebrations.  It’s was a fun-filled day ad everyone had a great laugh as the home kick-started their countdown to Christmas and the homes busy festive calendar.

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It's beginning to look like Christmas

Residents at Mount Vale are getting into the festive spirit and have been busy decorating the home with their Christmas trees, lights and baubles creating a magical display throughout.  The ladies were kept busy and whilst dressing the tree enjoyed the sounds of classics like ‘mistletoe and wine’ before sitting back to enjoy their results.  It was a fun filled day for all

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Bonfire celebrations

Residents of Mount Vale were able to enjoy the homes fireworks display from both sides of the garden so everyone could enjoy them.  Afterwards, a bonfire high tea of hot dogs, jacket potatoes, warming soup, parkin and bonfire cake were served especially created by the homes hospitality team.