Meet our Activities Coordinator, Tracey Illingworth

I was appointed in March 2018, having previously worked as one of the domestic team members and, before that, as a Health Care Assistant. I am dedicated to coordinating social events, entertainment and excursions for those we support, with the broadest possible appeal.

Along with my colleagues, I have encouraged strong links with the community, and I like to encourage input from residents and their families, to help identify individual needs and preferences. I continue to be passionate about supporting residents to have the most fulfilling lives possible whilst living at Mulberry Court.

Activities at Mulberry Court

The team at Mulberry Court works hard to support and encourage residents to participate in both group and individual activities, based around their preferences and lifestyle choices. We take time to get to know each person, sitting with them and listening to them speak about their lives, interests, and aspirations. We have access to our own minibus so outings to nearby places of interest are available; for example local museums, art galleries, garden centres, and public houses. We also host themed evenings, such as 'Quiz and Meal-in-a-Basket', 'The Races (Greyhounds, Horses)', and 'Takeaway and Movie Night' that we also encourage relatives to come to. We believe lifestyle choices and activities are one of the most important aspects of a care home, and it is essential that we help residents to have fulfilling and enjoyable lives.

Life at Mulberry Court Care Home

A Breath of Fresh Air

As the sun shone, residents grabbed the chance to enjoy the dry weather with a little exercise and reading of newspapers in the garden. Everyone felt better for grabbing a breath of fresh air, feeling the sun on their faces and chatting about their favourite flowers.

Sweet Treats for Everyone

Mulberry Court had a sweet treat in store for residents as they took part in an exciting baking session. Residents put their aprons and thinking caps on as they decided what to bake, with Betty showing off her delicious cakes before residents sat back and enjoyed the mouth-watering treats whilst trying different kinds of Yorkshire tea.

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Community Spirit

Residents and colleagues at Mulberry were delighted to answer the door to accept a special delivery from their local Morrison’s outlet, who were out delivering free fresh bread and bakery items to carers and key workers across the York area for everyone to enjoy and in recognition of the homes hard working, dedicated team supporting residents during this difficult period. 

The cheese scones were particularly tasty! The aroma of these tasty treats can be smelt throughout!

On behalf of Mulberry Court, residents and colleagues would like to pass on their gratitude for being considered at this time of uncertainty and hope everyone stays safe and well. Such a nice gesture thinking of us care homes and everyone joining forces to keep the community spirit together!

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Flower Power

Residents of Mulberry Court enjoyed an afternoon of flower arranging to help decorate their home with springtime blooms. Everyone enjoyed assorting the flowers to create beautiful arrangements in various vases while having a catch-up over a cup of tea.

Residents Enjoy Rock N Roll Afternoon

Residents from Mulberry Court enjoyed an afternoon of singing and dancing to classic hits performed by Musical Memories to celebrate the King of Rock ‘n’ Rolls birthday.

As residents put on their ‘blue suede’ dancing shoes for an afternoon of classics songs from the King of Rock N Roll performed by popular entertainer, Maggie which saw everyone singing and clapping along too!

Residents had a wonderful time from start to finish and commented on how much they enjoyed the Elvis tribute before sitting back to enjoy a slice of delicious home-made cake and refreshments. Steve Edgar, General Manager said: “I am glad that everyone enjoyed the visit and we look forward to musical memories returning again very soon.”

 

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Live Music Performance

Residents of Mulberry Court were treated to an afternoon of musical delight as they watched a very special live musical performance by the local choir. Residents were delighted to see the choir from the local community perform a selection of festive carols as part of the homes busy social calendar. Resident, Marion took great delight in singing along as she had been a member for many years before moving to the home.

General Manager, Steve Edgar said, “Our residents had a wonderful visit to the school and sung along with the wonderful performers. We do our best to provide a wide range of activities and entertainment as part of the lifestyle enrichment programme for residents, and this was one was one of our favourites.”

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Upcoming events

Continuing Life Enrichment

During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.