Meet our Activities Coordinator, Tina Holmes
Hi, I’m Tina, and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Meadowbeck.
I began working at the home as a Care Assistant in 1999. In 2014, I changed my role to Social Support Worker, which I enjoyed, as it involved supporting residents at Meadowbeck in their daily lifestyles.
I then became the Activities Coordinator in May 2017. I love working with the elderly and getting to know them and their families, in addition to supporting them in their active lifestyles to make their time at Meadowbeck as enjoyable as possible.
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.
Life at Meadowbeck Care Home
Residents felt special, celebrating Valentine's Day with a festive lunch. Followed by live entertainment with the wonderful Christie Clifford singing along whilst enjoying lots of sweet treats with a glass of fizz with loved ones.
Finished off the day with a Valentines hot buffet on the evening. The home was filled with love.
Storytelling Week at Meadowbeck
Here at Meadowbeck residents celebrated Storytelling Week with an evening visit from the Rainbows and Brownies, sharing and telling each other stories from old and new books.
One of our ladies brought along her treasured Winnie the Pooh books that was given to her husband in 1925 reading out poems from these, The evening also brought back very fond memories from her primary school teaching days.
Arts and Crafts
Residents got creative during their arts and crafts session at the home. They've painted various items trinket boxes, bird houses, flowers and masks. This showed off their creative skills, lots of concentration going on, within a relaxed friendly atmosphere.
Residents Make Pizzas
Residents enjoyed making their own Pizzas. Choosing their very own preferred tasty toppings by colour and taste, by sampling all the choices that were on offer. This was a great afternoon with smiles all around.
Santa Visits Meadowbeck
Residents and visitors enjoyed a special visit from Santa. Bringing along a sack full of presents with him. One of our ladies had to make sure his beard was real.
Residents, friends and families joined us in celebrations at our Christmas Party. Enjoying Live entertainment from the talented Christie Clifford getting everyone in the Christmas Spirit, lots of singing, clapping, toe tapping and laughter filled the room.
Our Chef did us proud once again with a wonderful buffet and festive drinks. Meadowbeck has had such a fun packed month for the run up to Christmas with School visits, Ladies Choirs and Christmas Carol service with our local village Church not forgetting our Pantomime A Christmas Carol.