Activities at Mount Vale Care Home

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.

Enriching life
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Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Mount Vale Care Home

Inside the Factory

We had a brilliant time across our services with Harrogate Skills 4 Living as they took us on a wonderful virtual visit to their Harrogate Chocolate Factory.

Residents were thrilled to discover details about the chocolate-making process and the fascinating journey from bean to bar, all while enjoying some delicious sweet treats.

The Factory aims to employ people with learning disabilities and autism, involving them in all parts of the process, from sorting and roasting the beans to packaging and sales. The experience was truly enjoyed by all who joined this event.

Beat the Clock

We continue to celebrate a varied life enrichment programme and across our services we linked up with other Barchester care homes and hospitals up and down the country for some interactive Beat the Clock games.  

Our residents truly enjoyed solving word puzzles, conundrums and mathematical problems as part of Barchester’s very own game show series.

Everyone who joined had a fantastic time and enjoyed some friendly competition.

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Celebrating Spring in the garden

The days are brightening up and all around our lovely Care Home flowers and new life is stirring.  Our residents have been wishing to get out into the grounds, and with the weather conditions a little better, they rugged up warm and did a spot of gardening.  We were very lucky to have had two beautiful miniature Apple trees donated to us by our lovely nurse Liza.

What a lovely time we had coming together and planting the trees. So much knowledge about planting was shared from our residents, who spoke fondly of their gardens, working in agricultural based industries and also some ideas of what to do with the apples the tree produces.

Mother's Day

Residents came together for a very special afternoon tea, to celebrate Mothers, mother figures and those who nurture all of creation. We had requests for residents favourite songs and we played them during the Afternoon tea.

Sharing stories of those who nurtured us in many different ways. Residents said they enjoyed coming together and celebrating this special occasion.

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St Patrick's Day

We celebrated Saint Patrick's day with good craic,  traditional Guinness, lots of dancing and then if that wasn’t enough, we were visited by our own “Jack” from Therapy Dogs nationwide.

“Jack” visited residents dressed in his Irish Bandanna. Visits from “Jack” and other dogs from Therapy Dogs nationwide lifts spirits and stimulates much sharing from residents about their pets. The sensory aspects of stroking  therapy pets is much appreciated and adds to wellbeing.

London Ladies

As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, Residents from across our services were thrilled to join tour guide, Mandy Morrow, for an exciting talk about some Legendary London Ladies.

Mandy shared the fascinating stories of eight ladies with us, from the one of the richest heiresses in the world to the original 'Roaring Girl'.

Everyone who participated truly enjoyed the experience and were delighted to take a walk down memory lane.