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 our home
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.
Rainbows and Brownies
Residents had a lovely evening with the children making Christmas cards together with lots of interaction. Also brought back fond memories for one of our ladies from her many years as a primary school teacher, who always looks forward to children from surrounding local schools coming to visit.
Finished off a busy crafts session with the children telling us jokes and singing.
Residents enjoy these fun afternoons competing with each other and who can get the highest score and see who gets to take away the Meadowbeck Trophy. It was a fun afternoon with lots of laughter.
Residents Host Community Afternoon Tea
Residents and colleagues at Meadowbeck recently enjoyed an afternoon of friendship as they welcome members of the community to join them for afternoon tea. Everyone tucked into delicious home-made biscuits, cakes, posh sandwiches and scrumptious fruit scones complete with jam and cream to celebrate the occasion. Everything was served on a lovely china tea service which the residents loved!
Members of the local St Thomas’s church attended the event with popular organist, Les performing. Residents really enjoyed themselves and loved chatting and having afternoon tea with their friends and family members.
Knit and Natter
The sound of chatter and laughter was heard throughout the home as the ladies of Meadowbeck as they love to get out there knitting needles and wool and have a good old natter whilst clicking away with their knitting.
As part of this interactive and popular group activity, they have come up with the idea to knit all coloured squares to make baby blankets to donate to York hospital for their baby unit.