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Reminiscence Group at Richmond Painswick

1st October 2013

Reminiscence Group at Richmond Painswick

Join Debbie Lettington and Liz Barker for an afternoon tea and reminiscence.

Share your memories and stories among friends and neighbours over a cup of tea.  Or simply come along and enjoy hearing the tales of other residents.

If proved popular this could become a regular activity. 


Elite Mobility at Richmond Painswick

1st October 2013

Elite Mobility at Richmond Painswick

Tuesday 1st October

Elite Mobility will be here with their range of mobility aids with afternoon tea provided.  Why not pop along to see what they have to offer.  Auditorium 3pm - 5pm


Flower Arranging at Richmond Painswick

2nd October 2013

Flower Arranging at Richmond Painswick

Katherine Kear's Monthly Flower Arranging Session takes place in the Auditorium at 2.30pm

To book your place, please contact Reception by Sunday 29 September

 


Spanish Theme Supper at Richmond Painswick

2nd October 2013

Spanish Theme Supper at Richmond Painswick

Wednesday 2 October 2013 from  7pm in the Restaurant

Spanish Theme Supper

Menu

Plum Tomato & Serrano Ham Croutes
***
Spanish Chicken
with Chorizo Rice
 
***
 
Coffee
 
£10.95 per head to Non Residents and Independent Residents  

Macmillan Coffee Morning was a great success!

2nd October 2013

Macmillan Coffee Morning was a great success!

Richmond Bede Village hosted a Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday 27 September as part of the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. Money raised will help people and families affected by Cancer.

Residents and Villagers all call along to buy teas, coffees, and various cakes. Village Manager, Nigel Barnhill said it's good that the villagers and staff get together and have fun for such a good cause. We are pleased to announce that just over £140 was raised.

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


Richmond Villages Piano Competition

4th October 2013

Richmond Villages Piano Competition

Richmond Northampton will host a Piano Competition!  This event is open to everyone in the local Community with four main categories to enter –

Young Pianist Grade 1 - 4

Young Pianist Grade 5 - 8

Adult Pianist Grade 1 - 4

Adult Pianist Grade 5 - 8

Duets

Sight Reading

Everyone who enters the competition will be required to play at least two pieces of Music of their choice. The Pianists will be judged by three residents who are retired music teachers and will require a copy of the music whilst the entry is playing.  Special attention to detail will be played from articulation, movement, syncopation and fingering with these being added to the final scores.

Pianists will be judged on the performance of the evening and a trophy will be given to the overall winner for each category.  

Entry forms are available at reception for registration. Registration is from 5pm and the competition starts at 6pm. Friends and family are more than welcome to attend. Refreshments will be available from our Licensed Bar opening from 5pm onwards.

If you would like further information please call 01604 432602 or email Chris Rayatt chris.rayatt@richmond-villages.com

 


Swithin Fry Reads ... Richmond Painswick

4th October 2013

Swithin Fry Reads ... Richmond Painswick

 

Friday 4 October 4pm Auditorium
 
Swithin Fry ‘Festival of Memories’
 
Swithin brings a taste of the  Literature Festival to Richmond, with the theme ‘Memory’.  If you have a favourite piece of writing you would like Swithin to read, please feel free to bring it along to the reading. 
 

Piano Competition at Richmond Northampton

7th October 2013

Piano Competition at Richmond Northampton

On Friday 4th October, Richmond Northampton launched their first ever Piano Competition. 

Everyone who entered the competition required to play at least two pieces of music of their choice, each piece no longer than 3 minutes. The pianists were judges by two residents Mrs Mace and Mrs Barker both ex-primary school teachers with a special interest in music and our very own head of activities Chris Rayatt-Howard. Mrs Mace ran the Sheffield Young Orchestral society. Mrs Barker passed all her music exams with full marks and distinction for every exam (not dropping a mark).

Categories

Young Pianist grade 1-4

Adult Pianist grade 1-4

Young Pianist grade 5-8

Adult Pianist grade 5-8

Pianists were judges on their performance of the evening and a trophy was given to the overall winners. Judges said "they were very impressed with the high standards of all the pianists and a very hard decision deciding on the winners".

Due to the success of the event, Richmond will now make this an annual event.

 

 


Rehearsals start for The Richmond Nantwich Pantomime

8th October 2013

Rehearsals start for The Richmond Nantwich Pantomime

The script is written, the characters chosen and now the hard work really begins. Yes folks, once again it is time to start rehearsals for the Richmond Pantomime which will be staged on the 24th & 25th January 2014.

(Yes - we know it is a long way off yet but its hard work remembering the lines - and even on the night we still can't!)

This will be the 10th Pantomime that has been staged and each year they play to sell-out audiences. It's the turn of Cinderella to dust off her rags so we hope that you will make a date in your diary to come along and join in the fun - young or old there is something for everyone! Tickets and further information can be obtained by telephoning Reception on 01270 629080.

 


Music Appreciation at Richmond Painswick

8th October 2013

Music Appreciation at Richmond Painswick

Tuesday 8 October

Giuseppe Verdi was an italian composer primarily known for his Operas.This Month's Music Appreciation celebrates the Bicentenary of his birth.

Meeting in the Auditorium 2.30pm  - 4.30pm


Reflexology Taster Sessions Richmond Painswick

8th October 2013

Reflexology Taster Sessions Richmond Painswick

Tuesday 8 October

Reflexology Taster Sessions
 
Reflexology, is an alternative medicine involving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet or hands, with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on what reflexologists claim to be a system of zones and reflex areas that they say reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.
 
Residents can enjoy a £5 taster session by booking their appointment through the Wellness Spa on ext 250.
 

New!! Card Making Evening Sessions

9th October 2013

New!! Card Making Evening Sessions

Card Making Craft Sessions

 TASTER NIGHT - Wednesday 9th October 2013

 £10 PER SESSION

 

Following session dates –

 Wednesday 30th October

 Wednesday 13th November

 Wednesday 27th November

 Wednesday 11th December

 

Sessions start at 6:30pm and cost £10 per person attending and

includes all materials used and light refreshments.

 

To book please contact:

chris.rayatt@richmond-villages.com

claire.fry@richmond-villages.com

All sessions must be booked in advance and deposit is required to secure a place


Open Day & Wildlife Trust Fundraiser at Painswick

9th October 2013

Open Day & Wildlife Trust Fundraiser at Painswick

 

Richmond Village Open Day & Wildlife Trust Fundraiser
 
Wednesday 9 October
11am – 4pm
 
11am Coffee and Cake in the Café (donations welcome)
 
2.30pm Raffle Draw in the Auditorium
 
3pm Ellen Winters delivers a nature talk and memory gathering session with residents and school children with afternoon refreshments
 
Proceeds of this event will go to help fund the work of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.
 

Rchmond Nantwich at Regional Finals of Great British Care Awards

11th October 2013

Rchmond Nantwich at Regional Finals of Great British Care Awards

Richmond Nantwich's Senior Team Leader Jean Dyde has been shortlisted for an award at the North West Finals of The Great British Care Awards.

The Frontline Leader's Award recognises a person who

 "is a supervisor, senior care worker, team leader or first time manager and has shown clear commitment to improving the delivery of care and support within their team. A person who has shown leadership qualities by reflecting on what could be better and supporting others to bring about change."

Jean joined Richmond Nantwich nearly 18 years ago and her qualifications include a NVQ Care Level 3 and professional qulaifications in Compassionate End of Life Care and Palliative Care. Jean has also recently completed a Diploma in Palliative Care through Bolton University.

Nominated by Village Advisor Nicola Tooke, Jean will now attend a day of judging on Wednesday 18th September and will find out if she has won at a spectacular Gala Dinner on Friday 11th October in Manchester.

We all wish her the best of luck.

Picture shows Jean Dyde enjoying last year's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

 


Tour & Explore Talk at Richmond Painswick

12th October 2013

Tour & Explore Talk at Richmond Painswick

 

Saturday 12 October 3pm Auditorium
Guest Speaker with Afternoon Tea
 
Anne Bartlett from ‘Tour and Explore’, a qualified blue badge tour guide talks to us about local trips available in our area.
 
 
 

Melissa Briggs Technology Expert at Painswick

17th October 2013

Melissa Briggs Technology Expert at Painswick

 

Thursday 17 October 11am Café
Melissa Briggs Technology Expert
 
Do you need technical support? If so technology expert, Melissa, is here to answer all your computer related questions.  The cost of this event is £5pp, refreshments included.  Please let Reception know if you will be attending this session by Monday 14 October.
 

Richmond Painswick Residents visit Tewkesbury Abbey

18th October 2013

Richmond Painswick Residents visit Tewkesbury Abbey

 

Friday 18 October
Depart 2pm -  Return Journey 4pm
Tewkesbury Abbey Trip
 
Lying at the southern edge of the old town, Tewkesbury Abbey quietly dominates the                     land and skyline with its long nave and “probably the largest and finest Romanesque tower in England” (Pevsner). Entry to the Abbey is free, however, donations are always welcome.  There is wheelchair access to the majority of the areas although some parts are inaccessible.
Please book at Reception by Monday 14 October.

Richmond Painswick visit Westonbirt Arboretum

21st October 2013

Richmond Painswick visit Westonbirt Arboretum

 

Monday 21 October
Depart 2pm – Return Journey 4pm
Westonbirt Arboretum £8pp
 
Throughout the year Westonbirt’s trees, shrubs and wildflowers put on a spectacular show of     shapes, patterns and colours, please book at Reception by Wednesday 16 October.  Mobility Scooters available to hire from Westonbirt free of charge. Please let reception know if you would like us to book you one. 
 

Painswick Stroke Club at Richmond Painswick

22nd October 2013

Painswick Stroke Club at Richmond Painswick

Painswick Stroke Association meet in the Auditorium at Richmond Painswick

Many people who’ve been affected by stroke find help and support from others who have had similar experiences. Local stroke support clubs and groups offer invaluable peer and social support. Through regular meetings and a programme of activities, they invite people to come together, share experiences, regain confidence, relearn skills, and try out new things.

Stroke support clubs and groups are usually run by volunteers. They meet in a variety of places but aim to provide parking facilities, be wheelchair accessible and have space for activities. Refreshments are always available. They rely on donations and fundraising to fund their activities.

There are over 500 clubs and groups supporting people affected by stroke across the UK. Most are independent stroke charities with many choosing to affiliate to the Stroke Association. Lots are Stroke Association Voluntary Groups run by our volunteers as part of the Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke model.

Penultimate Tuesday of each month 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Richmond Painswick Auditorium

Contact details

Louise Read, Gloucestershire Stroke Peer Group Support Service
01452 520723

Email address

louise.read@stroke.org.uk


Open Day at Richmond Bede Village

23rd October 2013

Open Day at Richmond Bede Village

Richmond Bede Village invite you to come along to their Open Day on Wednesday 23rd October beginning at 10am until 4pm.

For further information, please call us on 024 76645544.

We currently have a fantastic offer available on a limited number of Assisted Living Apartments at Richmond Bede Village. If you are able to exchange by the end of 2013 and complete 3 months later, then we will discount the Assisted Living Package for the first 12 months by 50%* – a saving of over £7,000!

To find out more please call the Village Advisers on 02476 645544.  Act now and you could be settled in your new apartment by Christmas!  

* based on single occupancy – for double occupancy the discount will be for 6 months.

 


Regional Age UK Information Event at Richmond Nantwich

25th October 2013

Richmond Nantwich is the chosen venue for the Regional Age UKs AGM when over 70 delegates will visit the Village on Friday 25th October to take part.

In addition, there will be an information event which will allow the general public to access information on the services and products on offer by Age UK, together with advice and support on such subjects as finances and wellbeing.

The event is free and if you would like further information, please contact Richmond Village on 01270 629080.

 

 


RNLI Speaker at Richmond Painswick

25th October 2013

RNLI Speaker at Richmond Painswick

 

Friday 25 October 3pm Auditorium
 
Guest Speaker with Afternoon Tea
 
Join Chris Edwards from the RNLI as he presents his talk on the valuable work they do. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of Great Britain, Ireland,  the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as well as on selected inland waterways.
 

The James Hopkins Trust at Richmond Painswick

28th October 2013

The James Hopkins Trust at Richmond Painswick

 

Monday 28 October 3pm Auditorium
 
Guest Speaker with Afternoon Tea
 
Vance Hopkins will talk about the charity he set up, after losing 3 children at a very young age and having little to no practical support at that time (1989). ‘The James Hopkins Trust’ is a charity  which provides practical help for severely disabled, life threatened and life limited young children with nursing needs, aged 5 years and under, living in Gloucestershire.  
 

Winter Potted Plants at Richmond Northampton

31st October 2013

Winter Potted Plants at Richmond Northampton

At Northampton we have a monthly flower arranging group and this month we are producing winter potted plants for our balconies and patio areas.

Starting at 2.00pm in the Craft Room residents will choose to either bring along their own pots ready to be filled or can buy them on the day. Residents will be able to decide which flowers they would like planted as well as spring bulbs ready for February/March 2014.

 


Zoolab visit Richmond Painswick with creepy crawlies

31st October 2013

Zoolab visit Richmond Painswick with creepy crawlies

 

Thursday 31 October 3pm   
 
Care Lounge
 
Zoolab ‘Creepy Crawlies’
 
Get into the spirit of Halloween with all manner of creepy crawlies to see.  From spiders to snakes, come along and see these intriguing creatures up close.
 

Bringing Halloween to the residents of Richmond Bede Village Care Centre

31st October 2013

Bringing Halloween to the residents of Richmond Bede Village Care Centre

A group of children visited Richmond Bede Village Care Centre for  'trick or treating’.

The residents had been busy carving pumpkins to add to the delights, had their sweets and goodies at the ready and the lounges had been decorated throughout in Halloween and horror decorations.

Activity Co-ordinators Mel-Sue Walton and Stacey Muir with Kayden Tavernor (Age 5), resident Vera Gascoigne and Keira Beddows (Age 5)



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