Sixties Success at The Mount Care Home in Wargrave

Staff and residents dressed up in 1960s accessories and outfits. We enjoyed a 1960s ‘Peace and Love’ BBQ whilst we danced the day away to 1960s tunes from The Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys, the Monkees just to name a few.  Other activities planned for this month include tie dying T-Shirts, a 1960s poem, 1960s reminiscence sessions.

A Royal Celebration at The Mount Care Home in Wargrave

The Mount Care Home in Wargrave opened it’s doors today to celebrate Care Home Open Day 2017.  The theme of the day was Royalty! – with tiaras, crowns and bowler hats worn by both residents and staff.  Children from Robert Piggott Junior School came and decorated cakes that the residents had baked.  All who came, enjoyed a fish and chips lunch outside in the beautiful sunshine! Lots of singing and dancing to all genre of music throughout the day.

Time for a Cuppa – Success at The Mount

Staff, residents, friends and visitors of The Mount Care Home baked cakes to raise funds for DementiaUK’s Time for a Cuppa campaign.  On Sunday 5th March 2017 the cakes were sold whilst enjoying listening to music from an accordion player.  In addition staff and residents at The Mount dressed up as movie icons from some recent training with ‘Ladder to the Moon’. Characters included Charlie Chaplain, Audrey Hepburn and Sean Connery! The day was a great success, full of fun and laughter.  The amount raised on the day was £51.45 !!

MacMillan Cake Sale success

macmillan-cake-sale-2-v2On Thursday, 29th September, Lisa Cox Activity Co ordinator arranged for The Mount hold coffee & cake afternoon, which proved a great success.  Manager, Emma Fielder, said that she was thrilled with the support from the local community, “Many of our neighbours came by to support us,” Emma would like to express a special thank you to staff and in particular Diane & Monica the daughters of one of our residents who were sponsored to make lots of cakes for us.  We managed to raise £312.42.  The residents and staff had a delightful afternoon, thoroughly enjoying tasting the delicious cakes.



Prime Minister Officially Opens Sensory Garden at The Mount Care Home in Wargrave

img_4301Residents, staff and visitors were thrilled to receive a visit from the new Prime Minister Theresa May during their annual summer fete.

The Prime Minister who has only just taken over as the leader of the Country opened the care home’s new sensory garden.  Emma Fielder Home Manager for The Mount said “Mrs May had agreed to attending the event when she was still Home Secretary but still honoured the engagement”. 

img_4312We are all delighted Mrs May could attend, the day has raised so much awareness for the new sensory garden.   We really do want to thank the Prime Minister for supporting the event and officially opening it.   As you can imagine the residents were thrilled to meet her.  She spent time chatting to the residents and was more than happy to be photographed with everyone.   

img_4311Emma said that the sensory garden is now much accessible to all the residents and they can sit outside and enjoy all the sights sounds and smells. 

All Funds Raised will be used for the dementia activities and equipment to encourage residents to experience therapeutic sessions.

The Icing on the Cake of National Care Home Week

Wargrave:  A cupcake day at The Mount  Care Home helped raise awareness of Alzheimer’s.  

Families of relatives at the Mount Care Home in School Hill were invited along to enjoy the day by buying and eating cupcakes, including some baked by a nurse at the home, to raise money for the Alzheimers Society as part of National Care Home week.

The Mayor of Wokingham, Bob Pitts who is also councillor for Ruscome, Remenham and Wargrave joined the celebration which is part of a national scheme, Cupcake day.  

Alison Spary – Hawthorn Activity Co Ordinator helped arrange the day said it was a really lovely afternoon.  We had lots of lovely cupcakes.  She also thanked the families of the relatives for turning and donating on the day.