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Easter Hymn Service at Richmond Painswick

1st April 2013

Easter Hymn Service at Richmond Painswick

 

An Easter Hymn Service will take place in the Auditorium on Easter Monday.

Join Ilse Ferwerda 2.30pm - 3.30pm.  This is not a religious service but a chance to celebrate Easter with some well known Hymns and Poems. 


The Galapagos Islands come to Richmond Letcombe Regis

1st April 2013

The Galapagos Islands come to Richmond Letcombe Regis

On Easter Monday, 1st April, at 3.00pm we have an afternoon talk and slide presentation entitled 'The Wildlife of the Galapagos - Up Close and Personal'.  This fascinating audio-visual presentation is by widely-travelled local resident Michael Bailey.

If you would like to attend, arrange a visit or receive more information about Richmond Letcombe Regis, please contact us on 01235 773970 (option 1).


Easter Egg Appeal - Richmond Painswick

3rd April 2013

Easter Egg Appeal - Richmond Painswick

 

Following the success of last year, Richmond Painswick are collecting Easter Eggs for "Gloucestershire Young Carers" for Easter 2013.

Richmond Care Village Painswick is the drop off point in Gloucestershire for anyone wishing to donate an Easter Egg to one of these important young people who might easily be forgotten at this special time of year.  This is your chance to brighten their day in a small (and sweet!) way.

Why not take part and pick up an egg with your shopping.  Donated eggs need to be left at Reception by Monday 25th March.
 
Donated Eggs will be presented to the young carers on Wednesday 3 April along with a Childrens Zumba Show by Ally  

Wild West Theatre Show at Richmond Painswick

4th April 2013

Wild West Theatre Show at Richmond Painswick

At 19.30 on Thursday 4th April we are joined at Richmond Painswick by the wonderful cast of Tickled Pink Productions for a Wild West Bonanza!  The professional singers and dancers will be performing a variety of numbers from a range of shows such as Calamity Jane, Oklahoma and the brilliant Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.  So sit back and enjoy what is sure to be a whip cracker of a show!


Free Bowen Technique at Richmond Painswick

6th April 2013

Free Bowen Technique at Richmond Painswick

 Residents can take part in a Bowen Technique Free Taster Session on Saturday 6 April

 
The Bowen Technique is a session of gentle moves, applied to specific points on the body, sending a signal to the nervous system to achieve a relaxed and balanced state of being.
 
Although working with a specific problem, a treatment helps balance the body as a whole which has many knock on effects and benefits.
 
For further information please contact the Wellness Spa 01452 813902 ext 250

Ridgeway Open Day in Letcombe Regis

7th April 2013

Ridgeway Open Day in Letcombe Regis

The Ridgeway is an ancient track across England, a 4,000 year-old trade route, and a National Trail. It links hillforts, barrows and hill figures and passes through spectacular landscapes.  It is Britain’s oldest road and here at Richmond Letcombe Regis it’s right on our doorstep.

On Sunday, 7th April, The Friends of the Ridgeway are holding an Open Day at the Court Hill Centre in Letcombe Regis.  Residents will be visiting the Centre during the day and visitors can drop in any time between 10.30am and 3.30pm to find out more about the trail, see a birds of prey display plus exhibitions of art inspired by the Ridgeway landscape.  www.courthill.org.uk; www.nationaltrail.co.uk/ridgeway


Music Appreciation at Richmond Painswick

9th April 2013

Music Appreciation at Richmond Painswick

Music Appreciation meets on Tuesday 9 April in the Auditorium, this month's group is themed on, Uncommon Violin Concerti.  Goldmark, Korngold, Wiell, Coleridge-Taylor and Schumann.

For further information on this group, please contact Ally or Jay on 01452 813902 ext 224

 


Richmond Bede Village host stand at Melbicks Garden Centre

9th April 2013

Richmond Bede Village host stand at Melbicks Garden Centre

Village Advisors of Bede Village will be hosting a stand at Melbicks Garden Centre on Tuesday 9th April. If you're in the area, please call in and they'd be pleased assist.

MELBICKS GARDEN & LEISURE

Chester Road
Coleshill
Birmingham
Warwickshire
B46 3HX


Quiz Night at Richmond Northampton

10th April 2013

Quiz Night at Richmond Northampton

This month quiz night it is on Wednesday 10th April 2013.

Starting at 5.00pm for drinks at the bar.

Quiz starting at 5:30pm

Hot Buffet at 6:30pm.

If you would like to book please call 01604 432635 and speak to Christopher Rayatt-Howard.

 


Didcot Divas to visit Richmond Letcombe Regis

11th April 2013

Didcot Divas to visit Richmond Letcombe Regis

Didcot Divas, a choir formed just over 3 years ago as a small group of ladies, singing for health and fun, has grown to a membership of 38.  The choir is non profit making, supporting fundraising events or requesting only donations towards their chosen annual charity.

The Didcot Divas will entertain our Care Home residents this Thursday afternoon as part of a Cake Bake and Sale to raise funds for the Thames Valley and Chilterns Air Ambulance.

If you would like more information about activities and events at Richmond Letcombe Regis, please contact us on 01235 773970 (option 1).


Investment Surgery at Richmond Painswick

11th April 2013

 

Alex Wilkie from St James' Place will be here in the Library with his monthly Investment Surgery on 11 April 2013 10- 1pm

Alex will be providing advice and answering any questions you may have on any financial matters.

 


Older people in Britain spend equivalent of over 100 days alone each year

12th April 2013

Older people in Britain spend equivalent of over 100 days alone each year

Loneliness in older people has been dubbed a “hidden killer” after a recent study by ARCO (The Association of Retirement Community Operators). According to the Opinion Research survey, which involved 1030 people aged over 65, being lonely can increase the risk of death by 10%.   The survey results suggest that more than 66 million hours are spent alone and many over 75s spend their entire weekend by themselves. It also revealed that 32% cited health worries as their main concern about getting old, with only 4% naming leaving the family home as the major worry. 

Despite being worried about their declining health, over three quarters of those taking part have not made any preparation for their changing needs. For those who have, Retirement Communities are one of the options.  

The chairman of ARCO, Jon Gooding said, “We are in the grip of a loneliness epidemic; people are fearful of their declining health; and yet appear to be unprepared for old age. Couple this with the fact that in 2033 there will be 3.3 million people over the age of 85 in the UK and it becomes clear that we face a momentous challenge. The emergence of this brand new generation, who want more and expect more from their retirement, calls for an entirely different approach to housing and care.”  

“This survey shows that whilst people in England have legitimate concerns about getting older, they are not so worried about being able to stay in the family home. We know that the decision to ‘stay put’ is often associated with a complete lack of choice. We need to wake up as a country and ensure that people are aware of, and have access to, a variety of options for high quality housing, care and support in old age.” 

Richmond Villages, a founder member of ARCO, which currently has five retirement villages, is one such retirement community that gives people that choice. Lynne Griffin, Village Manager of Richmond Nantwich has been at the Village since its launch 17 years ago and is not surprised by the findings of the ARCO survey. “I know from speaking to many different people who live in our Village that moving here has provided the opportunity to make friends and join new social circles. Whilst safety and security are obviously important factors, the companionship of having like-minded people around is reassuring both to the person who lives here and also to any family members, who may live quite a long distance away.” 

Avice Hunt who moved into Richmond Nantwich nearly six years ago said “I had spoken to a lady whilst on holiday in Italy who had moved into a retirement village and I decided to find out more about them. Richmond Nantwich was the first one that I visited and I made my mind up there and then. Within six weeks I had moved in! I can honestly say that I have never regretted a moment. It is my home and I love everything about it as there is always someone to chat to or something to do. I looked after my mother when she was poorly and I was determined that my relatives would not have to do the same for me; Richmond Nantwich gives me the reassurances that I need whilst allowing me to carry on living my life to the full.” 

Ruth Matts has also been at the Village since 2007 and has recently moved from a Village Apartment into one of the Assisted Living Suites. “My son and his wife moved into this area and I happened to see an article in a national newspaper about retirement villages. We came one evening at dusk to have a quick look around and were immediately struck at how beautiful the gardens were. We came back the next day and, like Avice, I fell in love with the Village. I recently decided to move into a Suite within the main building and I can honestly say that this is even better! I get to see people every day and I love the fact that everything is on hand. My sister looks forward to visiting me and sits in my armchair looking across the Bowling Green and says she feels like the Queen! I am so happy; it’s safe and secure and I wouldn’t live anywhere else” 

Anyone who would like to find out more about either ARCO or Richmond Villages should visit www.arcouk.org or www.richmond-villages.com or alternatively telephone 01270 629080.


Royal & Derngate Theatre Trip at Richmond Northampton

13th April 2013

Royal & Derngate Theatre Trip at Richmond Northampton

Richmond Northampton visit the theatre monthly and today we are going to see the famous "High Society".

Visiting the local Royal and Derngate Theatre is very popular with residents and we always ensure that we have pre-booked tickets in the stalls, this gives everyone the opportunity to see and hear clearly.  Ice Creams and refreshments will be booked on the day before the show.

We leave the village at 1:30pm for a 2:30pm show and will be home by 5.00pm.

 

 


Painswick's Village Agent joins Coffee Morning

15th April 2013

Painswick's Village Agent joins Coffee Morning

Monday 15 April

Painswick's Village Agent, Lou Kemp will be joining residents for coffee morning at 11am to discuss how she can help individuals.  Village and Community Agents can help you to make contact with agencies who are able to provide services that you may need.

For further information on Village Agents please contact GRCC on 01452 52849


Painwick Residents outing to the Garden Centre

15th April 2013

Painwick Residents outing to the Garden Centre

 

Trip to Dobbies Garden Centre Monday  15 April

Dobbies is a Garden Centre situated near Cirencester and is full of beautiful flowers and plants.  As well as experts on hand with friendly help and advice there is a delicious restaurant to relax in and a farm foodhall you can get excited about.

Transport departs from Reception at 2pm


Diamond Hearing Presentation at Richmond Painswick

16th April 2013

Diamond Hearing Presentation  at Richmond Painswick

Tuesday 16 April in the Auditorium at 3pm

Richard Iles from "Diamond Hearing" will be here with a Humorous and Interesting Presentation.

For further details, please contact Ally on 01452 813902 ext 224 


Holy Communion at Bede Village

16th April 2013

Holy Communion at Bede Village

Please join us for Holy Communion with St Giles Church on Tuesday 16th April at 10.00am in Abingdon Lounge.

For further information, please contact us on 024 76645544


Richmond Painswick's Gentlemen's Group

17th April 2013

Richmond Painswick's Gentlemen's Group

Men Only!

Richmond's New Weekly Gentlemen's Group takes place in the Cafe each Wednesday at 3pm

Talking about matters of interest without any women to interupt!


County Council Candidates visit Richmond Letcombe Regis

18th April 2013

County Council Candidates visit Richmond Letcombe Regis

This morning the candidates for the upcoming Oxfordshire County Council Elections will join residents for morning coffee in the conservatory.  Residents will be able to find out about the candidates and ask about council services prior to voting.  The elections take place on Thursday 2nd May. 

If you would like to join us for this event or for more information about Richmond Letcombe Regis, please contact us on 01235 773970 (option 1).


Painswick's New Season of Art Classes

18th April 2013

Painswick's New Season of Art Classes

Thursday 18 April

Kathy is back with a new season of Art Classes, classes are open to the public as well as residents but spaces are limited. 

Places should be booked at Reception and are on a first come first serve basis.

Classes cost £8 per class to residents and  £11 per class to non residents - for dates and further information, please contact Ally/Jay on 01452 813902 ext 224


Cheese and Wine Tasting at Richmond Painswick

19th April 2013

Cheese and Wine Tasting at Richmond Painswick

 

Friday  19 April

Expert, Martin Jones will be in the Auditorium at 3pm for a cheese and wine tasting session.  To attend, residents need to book at reception, any costs to be confirmed nearer the date.

 

For more details contact Ally on 01452 813902 ext 224


Great British Care Awards

20th April 2013

Great British Care Awards

The awards evening is finally here.

Nothampton staff members Cathy Goldsmith and Chris Rayatt-Howard managed to win their regional final last year and now have made it to the National Finals taking place in London on the 20th April

Twelve lucky staff members will be attending with Christopher and Cathy for a Gala Night at Park Lane in London.

Richmond residents and staff wish them all the very best of luck!


Richmond Painswick go to the Rugby!

20th April 2013

Richmond Painswick go to the Rugby!

Saturday 20 April

After our last scheduled trip to Gloucester Rugby had to be postponed due to the match being cancelled, we are now planning to go on 20 April to watch Gloucester take on the Saracens. 

Residents whose name was on the last list will get first refusal, but to enquire about going please speak to Ally. 


Film Club at Richmond Painswick

21st April 2013

Film Club at Richmond Painswick

 

Film Club at Richmond is back! Every Sunday at 3pm (unless stated otherwise in the weekly schedule) we will put a film on in the Auditorium.  Check your weekly schedule for the coming weeks film. 


Richmond Butlins Theme Day

24th April 2013

Richmond Butlins Theme Day

Richmond Northampton have regular theme days, its been a while since the last one so this month we are hosting a "Butlins Theme Day".

Starting at 9am with the traditional wake up announcements and greensleeves, a Full English Breakfast will be served in the restaurant aptly named "Inn on the Green".

10.00am the Skegness Pavilion opens with many stall holders including traditional seaside sweets, candy floss made to order, homemade fudge, wine tasting, cake sale, novelty picture room and many more.

10:30am a Red Coat Staff Introduction and parade in the Minehead Reception area followed by a Treasure Hunt led by the Village Manager Paul Bundyford.

Quiz of the day will be available at the "Minehead Reception" and entry forms for the guess the baby member of staff will also be available.

11:45am the "Glamorous Lady" competition will be held with great prizes to be won. Followed by the Treasure Hunt winners.

12noon meet the Richmond Mascot – "Archie" and have your photo taken with him.

12:15pm – 2.00pm lunch is served at the "Inn On The Green Restaurant" with a traditional Carvery lunch and dessert. Pianist Chris Behan will be playing on the piano throughout lunch creating an ambience for Premier Dining.

2.00pm Entertainment with "Owls To Behold" will be here for a short talk and for all to hold and stroke.

3:30pm Afternoon Tea is served in the Restaurant and the Quiz Answers announced along with the winner of guess the baby member of staff

Throughout the Day the "Bognor Regis lounge" (AKA – Blue Lounge) will have a casino hour followed by bingo, texas poker hour and fruit machines for all to take part and enjoy.

4.00pm The Redcoats say goodbye to their guests and thank everyone for coming!

If you would like to attend any of the activities during the day please call reception on 01604 432600.


Italian Supper Club at Richmond Letcombe Regis

24th April 2013

Italian Supper Club at Richmond Letcombe Regis

The Richmond Letcombe Regis April Supper Club is going Italian.  If you would like to join us for this tasty Italian meal or to arrange a visit to view the apartments or care facilities, please contact us on 01235 773970 (option 1).


Jewellery, Morning Coffee and Information at Richmond Letcombe Regis

25th April 2013

Jewellery, Morning Coffee and Information at Richmond Letcombe Regis

Coffee morning on Thursday 25th April will be busier than normal.  Guests can chat to members of the local Community Police team, who are making a return visit  to offer their advice and support.

Also joining us again will be Howard from Dichromic Jewellery, with his own very popular and beautiful hand-made glass jewellery.

 

If you would like to come along, or for more information about activities and events at Richmond Letcombe Regis, please contact us on 01235 773970 (option 1).


Rondos Singers at Richmond Painswick

25th April 2013

Thursday 25 April

The Rondo Singers return to Richmond for an afternoon of music.  Join them in the Auditorium 2.30pm  - 3.30pm


Painswick go to Sudeley Castle Spring Sale

26th April 2013

Painswick go to Sudeley Castle Spring Sale

Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, Sudeley Castles' hugely popular Spring Fair is back.  Bursting with gorgeous things to buy, residents have the opportunity to grab a bargain on this outing taking place on Friday 26 April.  Transport departs at 1.30pm and names should be put down at reception.

 

 


Skyfall Film Afternoon at Richmond Northampton

30th April 2013

Skyfall Film Afternoon at Richmond Northampton

At Northampton we have a monthly film club and today it is the latest James Bond Movie "Skyfall"

The film will start at 2:30pm in the Function Room, residents are able to watch the film with "Choc- ices" and "popcorn" being served during the interval.

Residents are booking for the film already and can't wait to see the latest film, it especially the male residents.

If you would like to book a seat please call 01604 432635 and speak to Christopher Rayatt-Howard.

 



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