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Richmond Letcombe Regis Care Home Open Afternoon

1st May 2013

Richmond Letcombe Regis Care Home Open Afternoon

Choosing care for a loved one is never easy.  How do you know you have found the right place and the best possible care?

Come along to our Care Home Open Afternoon to see what we have to offer.  Get help and advice from a range of professionals, on hand to provide you with the information you need and answer any questions you might have about care home fees, nursing care, activities and events. 

 

If you would like to attend, just call in between 3.00pm and 6.00pm or call 01235 773970, option 1 for more information.


Painswick's Cake Break for MS Society

1st May 2013

Painswick's Cake Break for MS Society

 

 

Fundraising for MS Week

Wednesday 1 May
 
10.30 Auditorium - Bring and Buy Cake Sale
 
11.30 Auditorium - Children of Croft School Bake Off Competition followed by Richmond Chefs Bake Off Competition – with Guest Judges
 
2.15pm – 3.15pm - Rita Cottingham Plays Piano in Reception
 
3pm Auditorium  -  Royal Representative,
Dame Janet Trotter, delivers a talk followed by refreshments and more bring and buy cake sales.
 

Richmond Letcombe Regis visit to Oxford's Ashmolean Museum

2nd May 2013

Richmond Letcombe Regis visit to Oxford's Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of Chinese art - with collections dating from the Neolithic period right up to the present. 

The Ashmolean's 2013 exhibition programme opened with a major exhibition of contemporary art, Landscape Landscript, by Xu Bing, one of China's best known and critically acclaimed artists. This exhibition runs until 19th May.

 

We shall be running a trip to the Ashmolean to view another of their exhibitions: ‘Tales in the Round: Manjū Netsuke’, which highlights their collection of a particular type of netsuke, the manju, named after a round, sweet-bean paste bun.  These manju netsuke illustrate scenes from Japanese history, religion, folklore and everyday life. Tales in the Round: Manju Netsuke from the Ashmolean, 30th April 2013 to 1st September 2013.

 

www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/

 

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

 


Egyptian Spirit Belly Dancer at Richmond Painswick

2nd May 2013

Egyptian Spirit Belly Dancer at Richmond Painswick

 

The gorgeous Ann Blagdon of Egyptian Spirit Belly Dancers will be here to chat about the origins of this enchanting dance style.  Ann, teaches traditional and mondern Egyptian Belly Dance and Bollywood Classes  in Gloucestershire so will not only talk about the ancient art but also demonstrate and maybe even get some volunteers to join her!

Thursday 2 May 3pm - 4pm Auditorium


50+ Roadshow - Towcester - FREE event

8th May 2013

50+ Roadshow - Towcester - FREE event

Richmond Northampton are holding a road show in conjunction with the fifty plus network taking place on the 8th May at Towcester Leisure Centre.  We would like to invite you to come and join us for an afternoon of fun workshops with an array of information stands that will be of great interest to the over fifties such as trading standards, NAB Health Walks, Volunteering Centres, Changing Minds, Royal and Derngate Theatre and  Falls Prevention.

Free transport will be available to encourage groups to attend, please call Nick King   01327 358264

Entertainments provided by:-

Michael Peachey      Interactive Artist and Entertainer.

Stephen Meakin       Laughter Workshop 

Bell Plantation          Gardening demonstration

Daniel Freer              Self Defence demonstration    


Flower Arranging at Richmond Painswick

8th May 2013

Flower Arranging at Richmond Painswick

Join Katherine Kear in the Auditorium on Wednesday 8 May for her monthly flower arranging class.  Starts 2.30pm

For further information please contact Ally (ext 224) or to put your name down for the session please contact Reception on 221 

01452 813902


Richmond Painswick remember VE Day

8th May 2013

Join Ally in the Cafe for Coffee at 11.30am, to remember VE Day.

We would love for Residents to bring along memorablia and stories of their memories of this momentous day.  With an opportunity to view some pictures, and hear some of the poetry written by evacuees.

 


National Trust visit by Richmond Letcombe Regis residents

9th May 2013

National Trust visit by Richmond Letcombe Regis residents

Our residents will be visiting the time capsule home of William Morris, Lord Nuffield: philanthropist, founder of Morris Motor Cars and one of the richest men in the world, situated between Wallingford and Henley.

Lord Nuffield gave much of his wealth to good causes and his house reflects a relatively modest lifestyle.  Lord and Lady Nuffield’s personal possessions remain as they left them with the decor and furnishings intact, making it a perfect example of a complete 1930s country home.

 

For more information about activities and events and the properties at Richmond Letcombe Regis, please contact us on 01235 773970 (option 1).


3 Choirs Vineyard Trip from Richmond Painswick

9th May 2013

3 Choirs Vineyard Trip from Richmond Painswick

3 Choir Vineyard

Thursday 9 May

Transport to the 3 Choir Vineyard departs 1.30pm from reception.  The trip costs £9pp and includes a tour and presentatio as well as wine tasting.  Please note: visitors will have to stand and walk for about an hour and the site does have wheelchair access. 

Places must be booked by 3 May to secure a place and we will require a minimum of 6 to go ahead with this event.

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


Art Couture Fesitival, Painswick

9th May 2013

Art Couture Fesitival, Painswick

Art Couture Festival

Art Couture Festival is back and this year it's going to be bigger and better than ever!  Our Very own Mrs Irene Jeffries impressed the spectators and judges by modelling some very creative "wearable art" last year.  This year the organisers of this brilliant local event are visiting Richmond Painswick on Thursday 9 May, to enlighten you on exactly what it's all about, how you can be involved and how easy it is to enter you own pieces of wearable art.

The organisers will be here at 4.30pm on Thursday 9 May in the Auditorium


Trevor Santini, Sings at Richmond Painswick

10th May 2013

Trevor Santini, Sings at Richmond Painswick

Friday 10 May  in the Auditorium

A favourite with care facilities across the west, Trevor is back to entertain the residents  with his show of mixed styles, covering songs from the 40's to up to date hits.


Managing Memory at Richmond Painswick

13th May 2013

Managing Memory at Richmond Painswick

Monday 13 May 3pm - 5pm in the Auditorium

Contrary to popular belief, memory problems are not a symptom of old age.  Things like stress, anxeity and depression can also affect our memory.  If you have concerns about your own memory or someone else's memory it is important to seek expert help and advice as early as possible. 

Managing Memory 2gether is a specialist NHS service for Gloucestershire that supports people affected by memory problems and their associated difficulties.

You can contact Managing Memory direct on 0800 694 8800 or for further information about the above event, please contact Ally on 01452 813902 ext 224


Model Railway at Richmond Northampton

13th May 2013

Model Railway at Richmond Northampton

The gentlemen residents at Northampton have decided to build a " Model Railway". 

A dedicated room has been allocated especially for the railway and will be meeting on the13th May to design a layout and plan for items needed. We have many residents who have collected Trains and Track over the years and are so excited to finally use them in our new Railway Room.  We are also hoping that the ladies that attend our craft sessions will help with building models and painted scenery.

 


Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards hosts evening at Richmond Bede Village

14th May 2013

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards hosts evening at Richmond Bede Village

In 1988 Eddie Edwards travelled to Calgary and represented Britain in the Winter Olympics.  He became Britain’s 1st and only Olympic ski jumper and was fondly re-christened “Eddie the Eagle”.

Eddie still holds the British Olympic record for ski jumping at 71 metres; his personal best is currently 119.5 metres.  He holds the world record for stunt jumping (10 cars/6 buses) and was ranked world number 9 at amateur speed skiing (106.8mph).

He was crowned Winter Wipeout Celebrity champion 2012 winning £10,000 for charity and was a finalist in Let’s Dance Sports Relief 2012.  Eddie was also the winner of the 2013 ITV1 prime time Saturday evening show, Splash!

He is a very popular after dinner and motivational speaker and will be hosting an evening at Richmond Bede Village on Tuesday 14th May, beginning at 6.30pm.

Tickets are £12.50 per person and include a 3 course dinner, followed by tea and coffee.

For further information or to book your place, please contact our Village Advisors on 024 76645544.


Scouts and Beavers visit Richmond Northampton

14th May 2013

Scouts and Beavers visit Richmond Northampton

 At Richmond Northampton we love visits from various groups and charities. Today we have yet another visit from the Grange Park Scouts & Beavers group visiting to distribute plants they have planted in their group sessions.  They have been busy growing seeds and potting up all kinds of summer flowering.

Residents thoroughly enjoy being involved with these kind of projects and this is the second year we have been involved with this "Community Project Badge".


Music Appreciation at Richmond Painswick

14th May 2013

Music Appreciation at Richmond Painswick

 

Tuesday  14 May 2.30pm - 4.30 pm in the Auditorium

This month's music appreciation marks the bicentenary of the birth of Richard Wagner. 

For dates and information of future group meetings contact activities on 01452 813902 ext 224


THINKING ABOUT MOVING TO A RETIREMENT VILLAGE?

14th May 2013

THINKING ABOUT MOVING TO A RETIREMENT VILLAGE?

Richmond Villages have been designing, building and operating retirement villages in the UK for the past 17 years, and so has a real understanding of what people moving to a retirement village are looking for.

“Taking the decision to move from one’s family home and downsizing in retirement is a major step for anyone,” says Paddy Brice, managing director of Richmond Villages.  “It really is one of those key stages in life, and not one to be taken lightly. 

“But equally, and because it is a big step, it’s best not to leave it too late – the longer you leave it, the harder it is likely to be.” 

There are a lot of different factors that need to be considered carefully, so this is intended as a helpful guide for anyone who might be about to embark on such a move. 

Not in any order of priority: 

Safety and security/peace of mind

Of course you will want somewhere you can live quietly and peacefully.  The first decision is whether to be in an urban or rural location and as with any home, what the neighbourhood and environment are like is important. 

The community – ‘people like us’

You know the type of people you like spending your time with, so finding a community with ‘people like us’ will be important.  For many, moving from their old home and community could be a wrench, while for others the opportunity to meet new likeminded friends will be yet one more advantage to making the move. 

Plenty to do and varied activities

Variety really is the spice of life, and after years of working, now is the time to enjoy your retirement.  The community within the retirement village should be stimulating, both in terms of the other residents and the activities available to enjoy. 

Ambiance and quality of the environment

First impressions count, and the minute you first walk into a retirement village you’ll instantly know whether it’s for you or not.  The way the grounds are maintained, the look and feel of the reception and community areas, and the appointment of the apartments all need to be of the highest quality. 

Accommodation, services & facilities

When choosing a retirement villages, you will see there’s a wide range of choice available and you will need to decide what is most important and best meets your needs.  Each development is different and offers a choice of accommodation, while some also offer facilities such as a restaurant, café and wellness spa.  Some will be run by a single manager but others will have over a hundred staff to provide individual care and housekeeping, as well as a wide range of events and activities. 

Quality of care

While you or your spouse may not need care now, it is a possibility in the future.  At that point, you will want to know that it is of the highest quality and close at hand 24/7, especially in an emergency.  Having a care home offering nursing and dementia care at your chosen village means that should your health circumstances change you can remain within the village rather than having yet another move late in life.  It also means you get to know your carers and avoids having to employ an outside domiciliary care agency. 

All inclusive

If you are opting for an Assisted Living package which covers all your essential living costs - food, cleaning, maintenance, services etc, you’ll be able to budget accordingly and won’t have to worry about variable monthly outgoings. 

Location & transportation

Estate agents say ‘location, location, location’ are the three most important things when choosing your new home, and you may prefer a development close to a town centre or one in a more tranquil, rural setting.  If the latter, you will want to know that transportation is available to get you out and about, and that this is provided free and on a frequent basis. 

Purchasing and retaining equity

The benefit of purchasing your new home is that you protect your capital, and will still have something to leave as an inheritance should you so wish. 

Tempus fugit – don’t wait

There’s a lot to think about and plan, and this can inevitably take time, especially as you might need to consult with members of the family.  It’s a big step, and one you’ll want to consider carefully.  But the general advice from those who have moved to a retirement village such as Richmond Villages is ‘don’t wait’, and indeed, many would also add ‘I wish I’d done it earlier’.


Newly released Quartet for our film afternoon

15th May 2013

Newly released Quartet for our film afternoon

Our monthly film today is the newly release "Quartet" Movie .

Starting at 2:30pm in the Function Room, residents are able to attend the film with Choc- ices and popcorn being served during the interval.

Residents are booking for the film already.

 


Pie and Pint Night followed by Ally's Bumper Quiz, Richmond Painswick

16th May 2013

Pie and Pint Night followed by Ally's Bumper Quiz, Richmond Painswick

Pie and Pint night followed by Ally's Bumper Quiz

Pie and Pint, starts at 7pm to eat at 7.30pm in the Restaurant

Beef Pie, Vegetables and Dauphinoise Potatoes £9.95

Ally's quiz follows at 8.30pm, where you can enter as a team or an individual and we will team you up on the night.  £3 per person  in cash on the night to join in.  The Big Money Prize will be based on how many take part ... So the more the merrier.

Please book at Reception for either one or both of these events.

Staff and Residents are Welcome

For more information or to book, please contact Ally on 01452 813902 ext 224


Waddesdon Manor day trip at Richmond Northampton

17th May 2013

Waddesdon Manor day trip at Richmond Northampton

Our Friday trip today is visiting the National Trust House "Waddesdon Manor".

Morning coffee will be served in the old kitchens followed by a guided tour of the House which is wheelchair friendly. There will be a train ride to the stables for Lunch or Afternnon Tea before returning back home.

For those residents that have visited before they will be embarking on a tour of the grounds and beautiful gardens.  Hopefully an exciting day out for everyone.


Richmond Painswick go for an Afternoon Tea Cruise

18th May 2013

 

Join Ally, Activity Co-ordinator, for an afternoon tea cruise from Saul Junction.

Departing Reception at 12.15pm, from Saul junction you will embark on a 2 hour cruise including afternoon tea.  Cost is £12.50 per person and booking is required by Friday 10 May

Please note you will need to arrange an early lunch.


Richmond Painswick go for an Afternoon Tea Cruise

18th May 2013

 

Join Ally, Activity Co-ordinator, for an afternoon tea cruise from Saul Junction.

Departing Reception at 12.15pm, from Saul junction you will embark on a 2 hour cruise including afternoon tea.  Cost is £12.50 per person and booking is required by Friday 10 May

Please note you will need to arrange an early lunch.


Short Mat Bowls for Richmond Painswick

20th May 2013

Short Mat Bowls for Richmond Painswick

 

 

We are providing transport to the Painswick Centre for residents wishing to take part in Short Mat Bowls, if this proves popular with Residents then we may enter our very own Richmond Team!

First taster session is on Monday 20 May, with transport departing from reception at 2.15pm

 


Wootton Boutique Visit at Richmond Nortampton

21st May 2013

Wootton Boutique will be visiting us today with a wide range of fashion accessories including hand bags, jewellery, scarves, hats and much more.

Based in the next village of Wootton in Northamptonshire the shop is open Monday to Saturday but today they will visit us for residents to shop in the comfort of Richmond Northampton.

 


Holy Communion at Bede Village

21st May 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


May Supper Club at Richmond Letcombe Regis

22nd May 2013

May Supper Club at Richmond Letcombe Regis

This month, Julie Hunt’s Jazz Duo will be entertaining us as the guests at our popular monthly Supper Club, on Wednesday 22nd May.  Julie is a talented singer and is bringing her pianist to accompany her.  She will be singing such favourites as ‘The Look of Love’ and ‘Route 66’ and it promises to be an evening full of music by "the greats".

You are very welcome to join us for the Supper Club.  For more information about all of the activities and events at Richmond Letcombe Regis, please contact us on 01235 773970 (option 1).


Weekly fitness classes at Bede Village

22nd May 2013

Weekly fitness classes at Bede Village

Richmond Bede Village hosts a Fitness Class every Wednesday at 10.30am in the Windsor Restaurant, promoting Muscular Strength & Range of Movement.

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and balls are offered for resistance, and chairs are used for seated and / or standing support.

For more information about attending our classes, please contact our Village Advisors on 024 76645544


Richmond Northampton visit Stoke Bruerne waterways

23rd May 2013

Richmond Northampton visit Stoke Bruerne waterways

At Richmond Northampton our Care Home residents go on monthly trips to local places of interest and this month we will be visiting  "Stoke Bruerne" waterways.

We have tea and coffee in the museum Café before we walk beside the canal to the famous Blizworth Tunnel. For those that are able to will have the opportunity to board a barge and go up the river on a short 30 minute cruise.

Lunch will be at the Navigation Inn sitting by the water watching the world go by soaking up the sunshine and enjoying a fabulous pub lunch.

Residents always say “How did we ever find time to work”  


Ancient Woodlands Talk at Richmond Painswick

23rd May 2013

Ancient Woodlands Talk at Richmond Painswick

 

Join our Guest speaker, Roderick Leslie in the Auditorium at 3pm for a talk about "ancient woodlands" - the fascinating history of our native English woodlands.  Followed by afternoon tea.

for more details on Rodericks talk, please contact Ally on 01452 813902 ext 224

 


Coffee mornings at Bede Village

23rd May 2013

Coffee mornings at Bede Village

Please join us at 10.30am every Monday and Thursday for coffee morning in the Abingdon and Boveney Lounges.  Occasionally, we also have external business hosting events (such as clothing, jewellery and mobility aids).

For further information about Richmond Coventry or any of the events, please call our Village Advisors, on 024 7664 5544.


Royal & Derngate Visit on Bank Holiday Monday

27th May 2013

Royal & Derngate Visit on Bank Holiday Monday

Residents at Northampton will have the opportunity to visit the local Royal & Derngate theatre on Bank Holiday Monday to see  "We’ll Meet Again" which is a show based on songs from the Blitz.

The reviews for the show are excellent with many recommendations to go and see the show. Ticket prices include an interval drink or Ice Cream and complimentary brochure of the show and fourth coming shows at the theatre.

No better way to spend the Bank Holiday!

 


Bede Village trip to Leamington

28th May 2013

Bede Village trip to Leamington

Bede Village run trips to various places most days, including supermarkets, places of interest, and shopping centres. Around the trips (subject to availability), we'll also do our best to take villagers to local GP's and hospitals.

Today we will be taking villagers to Leamington.

For further information aboutRichmondBedeVillage, please call 024 76645544.


Cheese & Wine Supper Club at Richmond Northampton

29th May 2013

Cheese & Wine Supper Club at Richmond Northampton

Our monthly themed Supper Club this month is "Cheese & Wine" night.

Long tables set up with a buffet of cheeses from various cities around the U.K, Europe and America.  Alongside each cheese will be a selection of wines to compliment the cheeses. The hostess will recommend the wine according to the cheese and a selection of homemade breads will also be available.

The evening starts at 6pm with drinks at the bar followed by the buffet at 7pm, Entertainment provided by "Simon Moxam Saxophonist" at 8pm.

Please call in at Reception for a Menu.

 

 

 


"Afghanistan and the Taliban" talk by John Griffiths at Richmond Painsick

30th May 2013

"Afghanistan and the Taliban" talk by John Griffiths at Richmond Painsick

 

Guest Speaker in the Auditorium at 3pm

John Griffiths is a former journalist, broadcaster, and entrepreneur, founder of the first satellite arts channel.   Once Britain's youngest JP and former President of the Liberal Party, he is author of fifteen books, five on Afghanistan, which he first explored some fifty five years ago.

He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and is currently writing a thriller and also the semi-fictional diary of the 17th century patroness, Lucy Countess of Bedford.    He read English at Cambridge, when not acting, directing, running, and getting married!

His talk brings the story of Afghanistan up to date by including the tale of the Taliban, who are not just the ogres they are painted in Western media.

Getting creative at Bede Village

30th May 2013

Getting creative at Bede Village

Stuart Ritchie is a highly accomplished digital designer & art director, who has kindly offered to host some art sessions for our villagers offering an insight to drawing and painting. 

Lessons are held every other Thursday, starting at 6pm in the Windsor Restaurant. 

For more information aboutRichmond BedeVillage, please contact our Village Advisors on 024 7664 5544


Bistro & Bar at Bede Village

31st May 2013

Bistro & Bar at Bede Village

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

Please book your place with Reception by calling 024 76645544



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