Meet our Activities Coordinator, Kate Zieba

My name is Kate Zieba. I am 30 years old. I have recently joined the activities team at Meadow Park Care Home, after working for over three years as a carer in the community. I love photography and exercise and try to work out each day.

Activities at our home

Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.

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 Meadow Park Care Home

Community gifts

Residents and staff would like to say a huge Thankyou for these wonderfull activity packs kindly donated by Age UK Northumberland

With a magazine full of colouring pages, sudoku and crossword puzzles, and a packet of colouring pens, They have been greatly received and will certainly keep us busy.  Puzzles and colouring are good for cognition and visual spatial reasoning, and most importantly they bring us all together.

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Christmas baubles

Residents today have tried their hand at personalising their own Christmas decorations. We love arts & craft sessions here at Meadow Park, so thought we would put our mark on something special, something we can hang on our trees for years to come Ruth told us all about decorations in there day, and how basic but meaningful they were

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Christmas cake competition

Residents and our chef, have had great fun designing and making our annual Christmas cake for the Barchester competition.

Residents went for a more traditional approach, with plenty of booze inside.

Gentlemans Club

Today our men of the home, have had all eyes on them, with our weekly edition of the ‘Gentleman’s club’, from darts, bingo, and a game of poker, to a pint of lager and a pork pie!

The naughty Elf

Our naughty little elf has been on the prowl again today, residents caught him pinching snacks from their snack trolley this morning.

Residents have regular snack and drinks trolleys that go around the home, with nutritious smoothies and home made cakes, cookies, scones. You name it, our cooks make it.  Lucky no residents were deprived of a snack before little pixie helped himself. What ever will he do next!?

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Magic of the Nutcracker

We experienced the magic of the Nutcracker with a special interactive workshop led by English National Ballet Associate Artists.

Our residents were able to take a magical journey thorough Edwardian London and to learn more about the enchanted Nutcracker characters: Clara, the Mouse King, and her valiant Nutcracker doll.

The session included a chair-based dance workshop, clips of the ballet on stage and a Christmas carol sing-along, truly enjoyed by all.

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