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Therapy ponies at Richmond Bede Village

30th March 2017

Therapy ponies at Richmond Bede Village

Please join us for the visit of Tinkerbell & Lollipop, 2 mini Shetland ponies, on Thursday 30th March at 2.00pm in the Care Home Lounge... and around the bedrooms.

For further information about Richmond Bede Village, please call us on 024 76645544.




Bede Bar & Bistro at Richmond Bede Village

31st March 2017

Bede Bar & Bistro at Richmond Bede Village

The Bede Bar & Bistro is open for business every last Friday of the month from 6pm.  Freshly cooked bistro style food, cooked to order.

Please book your place with Reception by calling 024 76645544


Everything’s blooming at Richmond Nantwich

31st March 2017

Everything’s blooming at Richmond Nantwich

 

There was a lovely bright yellow surprise recently at Richmond Nantwich when Olwyn Payton from Sainsburys arrived at the Village with bunches and bunches of daffodils for the residents.

Sainsburys donate surplus flowers to local Care Homes and many local homes have benefitted over the past week with their kind gesture. Staff and residents at Richmond were delighted to receive them and set about arranging the flowers in vases for all to enjoy.

Village Manager Lynne Griffin remarked “The flowers are lovely and bright and have brought a real ray of sunshine” Senior Village Adviser Nicola Morgan-Parker added “We always appreciate the flowers from Sainsburys and it was handy having Gary Lawton from Maintenance around to help
give them out as there were such a lot!”

Picture shows Carers Lynn Williamson and Lynne Vickers together with Pat Chantry, Gary Lawton and Olwyn Payton.


Richmond Witney featured in The Daily Express

31st March 2017

Richmond Witney featured in The Daily Express

We were delighted to see Richmond Witney featured in an article in the Daily Express on Tuesday 21st March.  The full article by Deborah Stone is as follows:

Daily Express – Retirement Special - Independence Days

When Richmond Villages’ new retirement development in Oxfordshire held its Open Day last month around 750 people visited to see the facilities.  Richmond Witney has one and two-bedroom village apartments for those fit enough to enjoy independent living, plus a new care home for those with serious health problems.

There’s a third choice, too: assisted living suites.  But what exactly are they?

Susie Oakley, Operations Director at Richmond Villages, explains that they offer independent living but with a package of extra help for day-to-day chores.  “It’s an ideal combination of having your own front door with the reassurance that care and support is available on site 24 hours a day”.

“The Richmond Assisted Living package is designed to take away the chores of daily life, allowing people more time to enjoy the things they prefer doing. This means that we prepare all meals, which can be taken either in the restaurant or brought to their apartment, plus a daily housekeeping service and all laundry.  All utility costs are also included”.

Even more help can be arranged by the on-site domiciliary care team and tailored to meet the individual needs. 

“The advantage with this is that our staff only look after people living at the village so that those receiving care and support in their apartment generally see the same carers every day,” says Susie.  “Should care needs ever increase then there is also the reassurance of our on-site care home providing 24-hour nursing and dementia care”.


Richmond Villages has five other luxury retirement villages in Cheshire, Gloucester, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, with another under construction at Aston-on-Trent in Derbyshire.

“Although most people who live at these properties own their homes, there are a limited number of suites available to rent” says Susie.  Village Suites start from £235,000 at Witney and include a bedroom with en-suite shower room, sitting room and a fully-fitted kitchenette.

Activities at all Richmond Villages sites range from book clubs to the bridge or learning a new skill such as painting or using a computer but the four newest villages also have wellness spas.  These have a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and exercise classes.

“One of the most important things about life at Richmond Village is the social interaction with like-minded people” says Susie.  “Our Activity Co-ordinators ensure there is a full diary of activities, plus having our own vehicles and full-time drivers means there are scheduled daily trips to local towns as well as outings to places of interest”.

If you missed February’s Open Day you only have to telephone to arrange a private viewing or book a “try-before-you-buy”  short. break through the Richmond Retreats option.  As Susie says: “It’s a great way to see for yourself what life is like here”.


Easter Egg Appeal

31st March 2017

Easter Egg Appeal

At Richmond Northampton we are collecting Easter Eggs for under privileged children in Northamptonshire on behalf of The Faraway Children's charity.

Our Reception is open from 8.00am - 7.00pm for all your donations

Closing Date 27th March giving us just enough time to distribute..


#TheMightyQuiz

31st March 2017

#TheMightyQuiz

On the 27th April @ 7.00pm Richmond Northampton is taking part in THE MIGHTY QUIZ fundraising for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Teams of 6, £2 per person £1 to go in the pot for the winners and £1 to Alzheimer’s Research UK.

The Mighty Quiz unites teams to tackle trivia, crack conundrums and face physical feats – it’s a quiz for everyone. There will also be a charity raffle and sweepstake.

If you would like to enter a team please email claire.fry@richmond-villages.com or telephone 01604 432602/606




Consider a relaxing break at Richmond Bede Village

1st April 2017

Consider a relaxing break at Richmond Bede Village

We all need a break...

WOULDN’T IT BE NICE TO FIND A HOLIDAY LOCATION FREE OF STRESS, AND ABLE TO PROVIDE THAT LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA SUPPORT NEEDED?

Sometimes the prospect of a holiday at a conventional hotel just isn’t quite suitable. The difference with Richmond Retreats is the reassurance that we have a care team on site 24 hours a day who can provide bespoke care packages by prior arrangement.

To find out more about our site in Warwickshire, please call them on 024 76645544.


Living Egg Experience at Richmond Northampton

4th April 2017

Living Egg Experience at Richmond Northampton

Eggs delivered today with all the equipment set up by the company. www.livingeggs.co.uk

It is a 12 day experience starting with hatching the eggs, taking care of the new chicks until they are collected. The experience encourages social interaction, stimulates memories, reduces any stress levels and loneliness, therapeutic and will bring joy to everyone looking after our little chicks.

 


Richmond Northampton Easter Cake Making

12th April 2017

Richmond Northampton Easter Cake Making

Easter Cake Making

On Wednesday 12th April at 2:30pm in the Craft Room Richmond Northampton will be making Easter Cakes.

A popular yearly activity where residents take part in making their own Easter Cake.

All ingredients are weighed and measured by Activity co-ordinator Christopher Rayatt and residents have the option of cooking their own cake or leaving to be baked at Richmond.

The afternoon is usually very lively and very much fun!

Tea/Coffee is available but why have a coffee when you can have a Sherry with a Hot Cross Bun!


WE WANT YOUR EASTER EGGS!

12th April 2017

WE WANT YOUR EASTER EGGS!

Richmond Village Aston on Trent are supporting this years Easter Egg collection in conjunction with The Derby County Hospital. All our eggs will be donated to the Children's ward just before Easter.

Therefore, we are asking for your help, in collecting as many Easter Eggs as we possibly can, so that we can fill the ward with chocolate!

All donations, large and small are welcomes at the marketing suite- all the eggs collected will then be on display until they are handed over to the Hospital on the 12th April ......