The Mount News – Ivybridge Donkey Sanctuary

We have had our first couple of outings with Oomph! this month. One trip took residents up around the Hoe and Barbican before stopping for tea and cake at The Guard Room café near Hoe Lake. A second trip on 27th July saw residents enjoying meeting the donkeys at Ivybridge Donkey Sanctuary, as the photos […]

The Mount News – Summer Fayre

On Saturday 7th July we held a Summer Fayre at The Mount, with the aim of raising funds to purchase a Summer House for the residents to enjoy the garden. We are also hoping to create some raised flower beds so that our residents can more easily participate in some gardening. The idea for the […]

The Mount News – Freedom Community Festival, and Knitting Activity

The annual Freedom Community Festival took place on 2nd and 3rd June.  This much-loved community event, now in its 18th year, combines the best in local live music and entertainment plus family-friendly activities and stalls. Held in Freedom Fields Park, at the end of our road, a main stage, acoustic stage and a cabaret stage, […]

The Mount News – Recent News

There was an Easter Celebration event at The Mount for the residents on Sunday 1st April with a few games, Easter egg hunt and a raffle of Easter goodies. The cook baked and decorated a wonderful simnel cake to go with our afternoon buffet, which we very much enjoyed after we had sung some Easter […]

The Mount News – Donkey Visit and Birthday Cakes!

After a busy Christmas, January was a bit quieter. On 25th January we had a visit from Jayjay, a rescue donkey from the Ivybridge Donkey Sanctuary. The residents loved seeing and stroking this special visitor.We also celebrated a couple of birthdays with gorgeous cakes made by our chef, which were carefully baked and decorated to […]

The Mount News – Crackers, Cakes and Children!

We have all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas at The Mount, and include some of our favourite photos showing a variety of moments that made the festive season special for us. The visit with the children from the Nursery went very well, and residents loved interacting with the children and making Christmas crafts with them. We […]

The Mount News – Advent Visits

Some mischievous elves came to visit us for the start of Advent. They “encouraged” the residents to put up the Christmas decorations and to paint some plant pots for the Garden Prayer Room once it is finished. The elves even found their way into the laundry room! Residents recently enjoyed having a group of cadets […]

The Mount News – Golden Wedding and Skydive

Rudi and Janet recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary with a party at The Mount on a Caribbean theme.       And Manager Nikki Ford did a charity skydive on 5th August for Alzheimer’s Research UK, and has so far raised £250.