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Steven Witcombe at Richmond Painswick

2nd July 2013

Steven Witcombe at Richmond Painswick

Tuesday 2 July, 3pm, Care Lounge

Steven Witcombe, Vocalist and Guitarist performs a huge range of songs through the yeats that you are sure to sing-a-long with.  A very popular entertainer here at Richmond Painswick that not only does he sing and play but also delivers interesting and often topical tidbits of information relating to his music choices... He will also try and play any requests so come and join in the fun!


Model Railway at Richmond Northampton!

3rd July 2013

Model Railway at Richmond Northampton!

At Richmond Northampton we have been planning and designing our very own Model Railway. The room has been decorated by Christopher Rayatt-Howard our Social & Recreational Therapist and the base board is now in with electric points.

The group meet weekly and have been planning a track layout, buildings, bridges and of course a Richmond Station. We have had input from the local Northampton Model Railway Society and will be attending a regular meeting to meet other members.  We will also attend the annual Model Railway convention held in July at Northampton Girls School.

If you have any experience in model railways please feel free to get in touch on 01604 432635


New study shows that 80 really is the new 50

6th July 2013

New study shows that 80 really is the new 50

 

A new study from the organisers of the 50+ Show shows that the older you are, the younger your body feels relative to your actual age, with your mind feeling even younger than your body.

 

1758 survey respondents at the 50+ Shows in London, Glasgow and Manchester were each asked to give their actual age, how old their body felt and how old their mind felt. Results were divided into those in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

 

On average, those in their 50s reported that they felt that their body was 6.7 years younger than their actual age, but that their minds felt a full 16 years younger than their actual age. The results are show in the attached graph.

 

Those in their 60s said that their bodies felt 11.5 years younger than their real age, while their minds felt 19.8 years younger.

 

Respondents in their 70s said that their bodies felt 14.8 years younger than their actual age, and that their minds felt 23.6 years younger than their chronological age.

 

Finally, those in their 80s said that their bodies felt 19.3 years younger that their actual age and that their minds felt a full 27 years younger than their age.

 

Report author and 50+ Show director Robert McCaffrey commented, "These results show that most people have a very youthful approach to older age: In their 50s people feel like their bodies are in their 40s, and in their 60s and 70s they feel like they are still in their 50s. Even into their 80s, on average our respondents felt like their bodies were in their early 60s."

 

"The effect is more pronounced with our respondents' minds: Those in their 50s felt like their minds were in their 30s, while again those in their 60s and 70s felt that their minds were in their 40s. The minds of those in their 80s are most nimble, compared to their actual age, with respondents in their 80s reporting that their minds feel like they are in their mid-50s."

 

Robert McCaffrey continued, "Breaking down the numbers, those in the London and South East area felt the most youthful compared to their actual age. Those in Manchester felt younger in their bodies than their equivalents in Glasgow, while those in Glasgow felt younger in their minds than the Mancunians, at least until they reached their 80s."

 

On average, all respondents said that they felt that their minds and bodies were ageing, but not quite as fast as their real age. 

 

McCaffrey concluded, "Visitors to the 50+ Shows in Manchester, Glasgow and London have been taking care of themselves and it shows - they feel years younger than their real age. There seems to be a lot of truth in the old adage that you are only as old as you feel."

 

The 50+ Show is the UK's largest series of exhibition for the active over-50s, taking place in Manchester in March, London in July, Glasgow in November and in Birmingham in December. The 50+ Show will next take place at London Olympia on 11-13 July. Full details are at www.50plusShow.com.

 


Coffee Morning with the Village Agent, Richmond Painswick

8th July 2013

Coffee Morning with the Village Agent, Richmond Painswick

Monday 8 July 11am

Coffee Morning with Village Agent, Lou Kemp.
 
Chat informally to Lou about…well, anything you like really!  Lou is a great source of knowledge and information on all matters pertaining to life in Painswick after a certain age so come along to the Cafe for a coffee.
 

Guest Speaker at Richmond Painswick

8th July 2013

Guest Speaker at Richmond Painswick

Monday 8 July

3pm Auditorium
 
Guest Speaker Peter Roberts
 
Peter Roberts will be here with his fascinating talk and slide show, entitled “Birds and a Lancaster Pilot”  Please arrive early to obtain a good seat.
 
 

Guest Speaker at Richmond Painswick

8th July 2013

Guest Speaker at Richmond Painswick

Monday 8 July

3pm Auditorium
 
Guest Speaker Peter Roberts
 
Peter Roberts will be here with his fascinating talk and slide show, entitled “Birds and a Lancaster Pilot”  Please arrive early to obtain a good seat.
 
 

Music Appreciation at Richmond Painswick

9th July 2013

Music Appreciation at Richmond Painswick

Sit back and relax at Music Appreciation in the Auditorium 2.30pm - 4.30pm

This month's theme is 3 English Composers ....

Geoffrey Alan Burgon (15 July 1941 – 21 September 2010) was a British composer notable for his television and film themes.

Howard Lindsay Goodall English composer of musicals, choral music and music for television. He also presents music-based programming for television and radio, for which he has won many awards. Goodall was named "Composer of the Year" in 2009 at the Classical Brit Awards.

John Milford Rutter CBE is a British composer, conductor,  editor, arranger and record producer, mainly of choral music.


An evening with the Fillongley Singers at Bede Village

9th July 2013

The ‘Fillongley Singers’ present Songs from the Shows!

Tuesday 9th July, from 6.30pm 

The Fillongley Singers consist of approximately 20 members and have kindly volunteered to entertain us with Songs from the Shows.

Cost is £3.00 per person and includes a finger buffet, followed by Tea and Coffee. 

The evening will begin with food at 6.30pm in the Windsor Restaurant.  Expected start time of the choir is 7.00pm. 


Comfort Plus at Richmond Painswick

10th July 2013

Comfort Plus at Richmond Painswick

 

"Comfort Plus" return to Richmond Painswick to provide a coffeee morning and demostration of all their fantastic products. "Comfort Plus" specialise in household items that are there to make your life easier and well .... more comfortable!  Everything from tap turners to magnifying glasses and jar openers to folding walking sticks.  Not to mention the wide range of mobility aids they offer.  If we have at least 12 residents attending the demo, each will receive a free gift from the range ..so don't miss out!


Lunch at the Toby Carvery

11th July 2013

Lunch at the Toby Carvery

Richmond Northampton will visit the local Toby Carvery at Wootton today. Residents will have the opportunity be taken by our own village transport to the local restaurant where they can choose to have a Carvery or a meal from the extensive menu that is available.

For more information call Christopher Rayatt on 01604 432635

 


Investment Surgery at Richmond Painswick

11th July 2013

Investment Surgery at Richmond Painswick

'Investment Surgery' .

Alex Wilkie from St James' Place provides reliable and expert advice. Whatever your financial situation, St. James's Place will respond with reliable and personal advice designed to suit your own requirements.

An important point to bear in mind is that the St. James's Place Wealth Management Group guarantees the suitability of the advice given by members of the St. James’s Place Partnership when recommending any of the wealth management products and services available from companies in the group.

If you would like some advice, Alex will be in the Library from 10am  - 1pm


Richmond Northampton Seaside Visit

12th July 2013

Richmond Northampton Seaside Visit

The weekly trip today is to the "Seaside".  This will be an exciting trip as Northampton is the furthest town from the seaside.

Visiting our nearest beach Hunstanton-On-Sea we will leave the village at 9am and hope to arrive by 11am in time for light refreshments at a local Café before we explore the area and obviously a visit to the seaside wouldn't be the same without "Fish & Chips" for lunch and more shopping before we return home at 3pm.

Residents are looking forward to the seaside visit and we can only hope for a nice sunny day.    


Trevor Smith, Pianist at Richmond Painswick

12th July 2013

Trevor Smith, Pianist at Richmond Painswick

 

Friday 12 July 3.30pm in the Auditorium

Piano Concert by Trevor Smith ....

Trevor T. Smith has worked as an actor and pianist since1963. He has worked in many repertory theatres, for the RSC, for the Theatre Workshop and in the West End many times. He has appeared in many TV series , plays and films. He has performed on stage and film with many of our greatest stars including Judi Dench, John Gielgud, James Mason, Olivia de Havilland, Alan Bates, Celia Johnson, Jeremy Irons, Ian McKellen, John Hurt, etc.  and for the directors Richard Eyre, Jonathan Miller, Joan Littlewood, Ken Russell, Tony Richardson, Howard Davies, etc..

Trevor will be playing amongst other things: Mozart's Fantasia in D minor,  The Nimble Fingered Gentleman by Billy Mayerl,  Consolation No. 3 by Liszt,  The Calico Rag made famous by Winifred Atwell,  An Impromptu by Schubert,  A Mozart Piano Sonata,  plus singalongs, etc.


Richmond Nantwich to support local Hospice

14th July 2013

Richmond Nantwich to support local Hospice

Richmond Village Nantwich is delighted to be supporting St Luke’s Hospice at its annual Summer Fayre which this year will be held on Sunday 14th July.

There will be live music and over 20 craft, food and gift stalls whilst CAT radio will broadcast live from the event during the day.

The Fayre will culminate in a charity balloon race which this year is kindly being sponsored by Mr Graham Tressider of Nantwich Funeral Services. The money raised will be donated to St Luke’s Hospice in Winsford which is commemorating 25 years of care within the local community.

In 2011 it cost almost £3.16 million to run St Luke’s and 72% of this needs to be raised by the public one way or another.

Nicola Tooke, Village Advisor at Richmond Nantwich remarked

“The balloon race is a fun way to help raise vital funds for St Luke’s. It is such a wonderful place and offers help and support to adults affected by terminal illness, including my mum and dad a few years ago. We are delighted to be supporting the charity this year and hope that people will buy one of the balloons and maybe win a fantastic prize in doing so!”

The balloons are now on sale for £2 and can be bought by visiting Richmond Village Nantwich or telephoning 01270 629080. They are also available at Swirly Whirlies, the St Luke’s crepe and coffee shop in Nantwich and at the Hospice itself. They will also be on sale at The Summer Fayre itself which will is open to everyone and is free to enter. For more information please contact either Alison or Nicola at the Village.


Bistro Night at Richmond Northampton

17th July 2013

Bistro Night at Richmond Northampton

Richmond Northampton held a Bistro night in June and due to the enormous popularity will now have a Bistro night every month with a seasonal variation of the Menu.

The evening starts at 5.00pm until 7.00pm with the bar opening at 4.00pm for pre dinner drinks.
Two course meals is £9.95 and three course meal is £12.95.


For more information or to book please call Christopher Rayatt on 01604 432635


Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance to visit Richmond Letcombe Regis

18th July 2013

Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance to visit Richmond Letcombe Regis

Eleanor Green from Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance will be visiting Richmond Letcombe Regis for morning coffee on Thursday 18th July.  Eleanor will be updating residents with the latest news from the Air Ambulance, the residents' chosen charity for 2013.

Richmond Letcombe Regis will also be presenting Eleanor with a cheque for the proceeds of some of our recent fundraising events and activities - including a prize raffle held over last month's Summer Festival Weekend and the Residents' Association As Good as New stall.

If you would like to join us or to arrange a visit to view the apartments or care facilities, please contact us on 01235 773970 (option 1).


Richmond Nantwich Summer Fayre a Huge Success!

18th July 2013

Richmond Nantwich Summer Fayre a Huge Success!

 

The third annual Summer Fayre and Balloon Race at Richmond Nantwich last weekend proved to be a huge success with over £1100 being raised for local hospice St Lukes.

Stalls including gifts and handmade crafts and jewellery tempted residents and guests whilst children were kept entertained with face painting and a Punch & Judy show. The tombola stall sold out in record time, whilst the Richmond Nantwich stall with handmade gifts made by residents and staff alike did a roaring trade. Many sat outside listening to the live music of “Street Jazz” and enjoying the delicious food and refreshments on offer, all watching as 100s of balloons were blown up ready for the grand finale.

At 3.30pm precisely, 400 balloons were released by Jess Wiles-Reading representing St Lukes and local businessman Graham Tressider who had very generously sponsored the event. Some tickets have already been returned with the furthest so far being from Leicestershire.

Alison Harding, Village Advisor remarked “We are delighted that the event was such a success.  Everybody worked really hard and we were extremely grateful to all the volunteers on the day, including the lovely ladies from Richmond’s own Sports and Social Club.”

Nicola Tooke, Village Advisor added “ I have close connections with St Lukes as both my mum and dad were looked after by them. It is fantastic that we have raised this amount of money in one day and I would like to thank Graham Tressider for helping us to do this by sponsoring the event.”


Midlands Air Ambulance Talk at Richmond Painswick

19th July 2013

Midlands Air Ambulance Talk at Richmond Painswick

Friday 19 July 3pm

Gill Ashton from The Midlands Air Ambulance will be here to talk to us about their responsibilty for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. This constitutes the largest air ambulance operating region in the UK.

The charity’s three aircraft each carry a crew comprising pilot, two paramedics or flight doctors plus full life-support medical equipment. Operating from strategically located regional air bases, the maximum flying time to hospital from anywhere in the region is less than 15 minutes.

About MAA

What is not widely known is that Midlands Air Ambulance receives no Government or National Lottery funding. In excess of £6 million is needed each year to keep its three Air Ambulances operational which is donated entirely by the public and local businesses, with four in ten of those we help funded by gifts in wills.

If a patient reaches hospital within 60 minutes of injury (referred to as the ‘Golden Hour’) their chances of survival are dramatically increased. That is why the rapid response of the Midlands Air Ambulance is so vital in an emergency situation.


Cadbury World Day Trip

19th July 2013

Cadbury World Day Trip

At Northampton we have a weekly day trip and this week we are going to the famous "Cadburys World Factory".

Leaving the village at 10:30am we will arrive for the midday tour of the factory, included are free bars of chocolate and a visit to the world famous Cadbury shop to buy chocolates and goodies.

We stay for lunch at the Cadbury café before visiting the Cadbury museum.

For more information or to book please call Christopher Rayatt on 01604 432635

 


Model Railway Exhibition Visit

20th July 2013

Model Railway Exhibition Visit

NORTHAMPTON & DISTRICT MODEL RAILWAY CLUB ARE VERY PROUD TO PRESENT

OUR LATEST MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION ON SATURDAY 20TH JULY 2013

FROM10.00AM TO 4.30PM AT OUR NEW VENUE FOR 2013

NORTHAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL NEWPORT PAGNELL ROAD,

NORTHAMPTON. NN4 6UU

American, British & Continental, layouts in all gauges and types

Large trade support.Societies. Demonstrations.Club Stands. Tombola. Refreshments.

Something for all railway enthusiasts.

Ticket Prices

Adult £5 All Concessions £4 Family ticket £12

Don’t miss it and be disappointed!!

WWW.NDMRC.ORG


Flower Arranging at Richmond Northampton

22nd July 2013

Flower Arranging at Richmond Northampton

Flower Arranging Group.

This month we will making a dried flower arrangement.  Residents will choose the type of flowers they want and colours before the class so they can be ordered in ready for the session.

Christopher Rayatt-Howard our Social and Recreational Therapist will demonstrate a flower arrangement then residents will be able to copy or adapt the design to their own preferences.

For more information or to book please call Christopher Rayatt direct on 01604 432635

 


Congratulations from Richmond Northampton

23rd July 2013

Congratulations from Richmond Northampton

Everyone at Richmond Northampton would like to wish the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge congratulations on the birth of the Baby Prince of Cambridge!

Staff & Residents were overjoyed at the news and have already started to sign a card ready to be sent to Buckingham Palace.

The National Anthem to congratulate her Majesty the Queen will be played at 11am Tuesday 23rd July 2013 for residents to enjoy the news along with Royal Blue Shortbread!

Congratulations Will & Kate!!!

 


Gourmet Night at Richmond Northampton

24th July 2013

Gourmet Night at Richmond Northampton

Richmond Northampton will host a Silver Service Gourmet Night Supper Club.

Pre dinner cocktails. Between 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Residents will be called and seated by our Hostess’s and handed the menu ready to order. Food will be prepared to order so no advance booking is required. Amuse Bouclé will be served to refresh the pallet before dining. A three course meal will be served while classical music by the Northamptonshire Wind Society is playing gently in the background.

The evening will be finished with Tea or Coffee and Petit Fours or a selection of Liquors available from the Bar.

For more information or to book please call Christopher Rayatt on 01604 432635


Delapre Greenhouse visit

25th July 2013

Delapre Greenhouse visit

At Richmond Northampton we are always very keen to help within the local community and we have been lucky enough to help with planting seeds in the Victorian Greenhouses at Delapre Abbey.

We have been allocated an entire greenhouse to plant up and visit weekly to tend to plants. Delapre have volunteers that will look after the plants on the days when we are not able to be there. This will give residents an opportunity to appreciate the lovely gardens and for those that are not keen gardeners they can taste the homemade cakes.  All produce grown will be distributed amongst residents with a percentage going to Delapre to go on to make into Chutney and raise funds to keep the greenhouses going and continue restoration on the other greenhouses available.

 


Shakespeare Film Afternoons at Richmond Northampton

26th July 2013

Shakespeare Film Afternoons at Richmond Northampton

At Northampton we have a weekly film afternoon and we have been watching a different Shakespeare DVD every week.

The film show starts at 2:30pm in our Function Room every Friday, everyone is welcome to attend. The function room has surround sound and a 50inch T.V, subtitles can also be turned on if needed.


Greeting Cards Sale at Richmond Painswick

29th July 2013

Greeting Cards Sale at Richmond Painswick

Monday 29 July

Caroline Annfield will be here during coffee morning with her vast range of greeting cards for sale.

You will find Caroline in Reception area from 10.30am


Rob Leslie returns to Richmond Painswick

29th July 2013

Rob Leslie returns to Richmond Painswick

Monday 29 July

Rob Leslie will be back again, performing a wide variety of songs from Elvis to Sinatra and standards to show tunes, Rob has something for everyone so come and join him in the Care Lounge at 3pm.

For information on Rob future performances here at Richmond, please contact the activities team.

01452 813902 ext 224


Residents vs Staff bowling competition at Richmond Letcombe Regis

31st July 2013

Residents vs Staff bowling competition at Richmond Letcombe Regis

The first ever bowling competition between Richmond Letcombe Regis residents and staff will take place on Wednesday 31st July at 4.00pm.  Hopefully fine weather will permit a great match on our beautiful bowling green, with plenty of spectators to cheer the teams on and some delicious Pimm's to toast the winners!

For details about activities and events taking place at Richmond Letcombe Regis or if you would like to arrange a visit to view the apartments or care facilities, please contact us on 01235 773970 (option 1).


Richmond Nantwich at Nantwich Show

31st July 2013

Richmond Nantwich at Nantwich Show

The team from Richmond Nantwich will be at Nantwich show this coming Wednesday 31st July (weather pernitting!).

Come and visit us in our marquee on stand 132 Row M and enjoy a sit down with a cup of tea or maybe a Pimms? There will also be a chance to win a Spa Break for two at either our Letcombe Regis or Painswick Villages.

We look forward to seeing you!



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