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.
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 Meadowbeck Care Home
Virtual event with English National Ballet
We celebrated Last Night of the Proms virtually with members of English National Ballet’s Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Music Director Gavin Sutherland.
We listened and danced along as members of the orchestra took us on a magical, musical journey. English National Ballet Philharmonic is made up of many of the country’s top musicians, and boasts considerable experience in all forms of music-making. With insights and anecdotes into what it takes to conduct an orchestra for a world-class ballet company, this special concert got our feet tapping, arms waving and hearts singing!
It was a wonderful experience, enjoyed by all.
Scottish Designs live event
We had a lovely time joining Becca Clark and James Wylie – members of V&A Dundee’s exhibitions team – as they took us on a virtual tour of the museum’s incredible Scottish Design Galleries.
We were introduced to the wide range of unique objects at the galleries from architecture and engineering, jewellery and textiles to theatre and their fascinating stories.
And we were able to learn more about the importance of all objects in telling the rich and varied history of Scottish design.
It was a lovely talk, enjoyed by all.
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Bookshelves are bulging at Meadowbeck care home in Osbaldwick where book worm residents were keen to get involved in Read a Book Day.
Staff and residents at Meadowbeck care home decided to host a discussion about residents’ favourite books and author’s, also had a debate on tablets vs print books.
Tina the Activities Co-ordinator at the home commented: “Our residents all love to read and to discuss their favourite books so Read a Book Day is a fantastic opportunity for us all to spend the day with our noses in our favourite books. We also had a great debate about reading from print or electronically from a tablet, there were strong arguments from both camps!”
Residents at Meadowbeck enjoy getting together for one of their great social evenings, this week a dominoes tournament was held whilst everyone enjoyed a selection of delicious cheese, savoury nibbles accompanied with a tipple of their choice. It was a fun filled evening for all!
Residents enjoy Summer garden party
Residents and colleagues at Meadowbeck had a lovely afternoon at our summer garden party with live entertainment from popular female vocalist, Christie Clifford who performed a medley of songs that had everyone singing along too.
The homes hospitality team did a marvellous job once again providing us with food and refreshments, from fruity punch and pimms and mouth-watering treats. Everyone had a lovely afternoon.
Residents enjoy taking part in our popular monthly Musical Moments sessions hosted by the wonderful Maggie. These sessions bring so much fun to the group with lots of interactions with everyone singing along to all the well-known songs and showing their dance moves with the various colourful props available.
These sessions are great for our residents stimulation and well-being and here at Meadowbeck we believe music is important for a healthy and happy mind.