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Congratulations Team Richmond Wellnesspa

1st May 2014

Congratulations Team Richmond Wellnesspa

A Big thankyou to all competitors who took part in Wantage Race for Life from Ray Collins event
organiser, together we all have stood up to cancer and raised over £5k still counting. Richmond Wellnesspa have on view the “Events” photo’s of all Richmond’s competitors, the display is in the Wellnesspa.We also made it onto page 3 of the Wantage Herald and various facebook pages; our oldest competitor was aged 88years.

We held Wantage Stand Up To Cancer event for those residents who wanted to take part in the 10K bike race on Tuesday 29th April at 2.00pm held in gym as well.

There are “Race for Life” forms in the Wellnesspa for anyone who wishes to take part in the next 5K race / run.

 


Eggs-traordinary happenings at Bede Village!

1st May 2014

Eggs-traordinary happenings at Bede Village!

This Spring, residents of Richmond Bede Care Centre in Bedworth thought it would be
fun to hatch their own eggs.

Several days ago, some new chicks finally appeared, and we will be seeing more hatchlings over the next week or so. Please feel free to pop in and see the chicks… we are aiming to keep some of them!

Louise Smith, Activities Manager said: “The experience encourages social interaction, stimulates memories, reduces any stress levels and loneliness, is therapeutic and will bring joy to everyone looking after our little chicks.” 

Photographed: Carer, Lisa Sheldon, and resident Vera Gascoigne, playing with one of the chicks.


Richmond Painswick Spring Fair

3rd May 2014

Richmond Painswick Spring Fair

Painswicks Spring Fair

3pm - 5pm throughout the Reception area, Cafe and Auditorium

Come along and enjoy the many stalls we have to offer including Fashion Accessories, Clothes, Jewelery, Cakes, Sweets, Cards, Home Made Preserves and much more

 

 


Richmond Letcombe Regis Village “Stepping back in Time”

3rd May 2014

Richmond Letcombe Regis Village, hosted a Bygone Era Event on Saturday 3rd May, forty residents from Richmond and Letcombe Regis village heard tales of the watercress beds associated to Letcombe Bassett story teller was John Peskett who has lived in Letcombe Regis village for over 30 year. He took us all back in time to the traditional cries of the
famous "Bassett Cress" in the Old Covent Garden Market, and he beautifully narrate the tales of Thomas Hardy who called this village Cresscombe and read abstracts from the book “Jude
the Obscure” in relation to Arabella’s cottage.

The afternoon was followed by a walking tour of Letcombe Regis village and our tour guide was Vic Priest, another local resident of Letcombe Regis. He narrated historical village tales and illustrated with showing us seventeen points of interest, which included the Greyhound Inn. It is thought from its steps, the Riot Act was read in the late 1900s, apparently for the last time in England.  Letcombe Regis village had more pubs and we went for a short stroll to discover “The Sparrow” once a public house and is now a private house and we discovered a lot more about the village history which whet the appetite of the fifteen residents to find out more historical tales at their own leisure.

We return to Richmond Village for a final talk on “Grove Airfield from 1940 to the
present day and the story teller was Vic Priest. The story was told through illustration
of historical photography’s, maps and military points of reference.

The closing moments were testimonies from residents; “Excellent talk about Letcombe Bassett
and watercress, full of points of interest and a very well planned event”

 “Thank you – very interesting and would always like to hear more”

“Loved the walk did not know Letcombe Regis Village was so interesting from an historical point of view”  

“What ashamed we cannot preserve Grove Airfield and well presented talk"

The event was closed by Wendy Middleton  Richmond’s Community Relations Manager by expressing  gratitude "vote of thanks" to the guest speakers, volunteers and hospitality staff who played a vital role in the success of this event.

        

 


“Bygone Era Event”

4th May 2014

This event will be delivered by Vic Priest local resident of Letcombe Regis, who has live in the village for over 30 years. There will a talk about Letcombe Bassett's Watercress beds delivered by another local resident John Peskett. After lunch Vic Priest will be taking residents of Richmond Village on tour of the village to see historical points of interest which took place in the village. Then everyone comes back to Richmond Village for the final talk on Grove Airfield which had a strong link with the Village of Letcombe Regis.

Please book early limited places at Village Reception,looking forward to seeing you at this Bygone Era Event on 3rd May starting at 10.30am

 


Tea Dances at Richmond Northampton

7th May 2014

Tea Dances at Richmond Northampton

At Northampton we hold a Tea Dance every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Professional Dance Tutors John and Sharon Brookes are available to teach and dance with anyone without a partner. The activity is well attended but we need more male dance partners for our ladies.

Tea & Coffee is available at 3:30pm and costs just £2 per person to attend.

For more information call Christopher Rayatt on 01604 432635

So if your free please come along!


Art Sessions at Richmond Northampton

13th May 2014

Art Sessions at Richmond Northampton

Richmond Northampton hold a weekly Art session and once a month we have a local Tutor visit.  The sessions are held weekly on Tuesday afternoons at 2.00pm in the Craft Room.

Residents are welcome to try their hand at all types of art from water colours to oils. Refreshments are provided

If you would like to attend or if you would like to visit our village please call 01604 432602 and speak to Claire or Val our Village Advisers.


Anker Morris Men meander energetically through local Ladies’ Circle!

14th May 2014

Anker Morris Men meander energetically through local Ladies’ Circle!

Since 2008, the Bede Village Ladies’ Circle (men allowed too!) has been holding social events and fundraising for local charities.  Formed to help members meet socially, enjoy company and make new friendships, the BVLC diary features a variety of speakers, entertainers and charity fund raising events. Their chosen charity for 2014 is Zoe’s Place Hospice, a wonderful local charity that provides palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants. 

Last week, the Circle held a Wine and Cheese evening, with entertainment by the Anker Morris Men to help celebrate May Day and the start of summer. 

The Anker Morris Men were formed by a group of folk enthusiasts in Nuneaton in 1975 and take their name from the River Anker which runs through Nuneaton, “anker” being an ancient word meaning “meander” – possibly very apt for Morris men! 

The Circle’s Chairlady, Irene Hansen, said “it was a marvellous evening. I was amazed at the
agility of some of the more ‘mature’ men... it was very refreshing to see!” 

The villagers of Bede Retirement Village also welcome non-residents to their events. For further information about Richmond Bede Village, please call 024 76645544 or visit  www.richmond-villages.com/bede

 

 

 


Richmond Witney Sales Launch date announced

16th May 2014

Richmond Witney Sales Launch date announced
  • Open Weekend:  Saturday 17 May (10am-4pm) & Sunday 18 May (10am-2pm)
  •  Venue: The Four Pillars Hotel, Ducklington Lane, Witney, OX28 4EX

Having recently announced details for its new retirement village at Witney, Richmond Villages is inviting everyone interested in learning about its new development to a sales and information open weekend.

To be held on Saturday 17 May (10am-4pm) & Sunday 18 May (10am-2pm) at The Four Pillars Hotel, Ducklington Lane, Witney, the event is designed to provide information to those who might be considering moving to a retirement village, as well as anyone living nearby. 

“We want to give people a real flavour for what living at a Richmond village is like, and ensure they get all the information they need across all aspects of Richmond retirement living,” says Paddy Brice, managing director.  “So rather than meeting just the sales team there will be themed areas where they can hear about all aspects of village life.” 

These will include: 

  • Activities and recreation, manned by activity co-ordinators from existing Richmond villages. 
  • Wellness spa - information on what the spa will provide, examples of activities, treatments and details about the hair salon.
  • Hospitality - a member of the Richmond hospitality team will have sample restaurant menus and details about typical events, functions and private parties. 
  • Care & support - members of the care team will explain the care and support that will be available 24-hours a day from Richmond’s own dedicated carers. 
  • Richmond Retreats - information on holidays with care. 
  • Seminars about Richmond Villages to explain the buying process and typical costs involved. 
  • Accommodation available to purchase, with village advisers to explain the options and property prices, all with the aid of computer generated images (CGIs), an animated ‘fly-through’ of the village, floor plans and pricing.  Off-plan reservations can be made on the day. 
  • Meet the residents - people living at current Richmond Villages will be there to give their  perspective on village life.

The new 30million retirement village at Witney will be located at Coral Springs on the junction of Curbridge Road and Thorney Leys, and comprises a care home providing 24-hour nursing and dementia care, village apartments for independent living and village suites for assisted living.  It will also provide a wellness spa with swimming pool and gym, hair and beauty salon, a library, IT room, café, bar and restaurant, landscaped gardens, a nature reserve and bowling green.  Activities and events and a village transport service will also be provided. 

Richmond Witney will be the company’s sixth retirement village, and once completed will
provide 126 homes for those over 55, and 60 care home beds providing 24-hour care. 

Village suites will start at £225,000 and village apartments from £285,000. 

For further information about Richmond Witney, please telephone 01993 768557.


An evening with the Wyken Male Voice Choir at Bede Village

27th May 2014

An evening with the Wyken Male Voice Choir at Bede Village

An evening has been planned for Tuesday 27th May 2014 with the Wyken Male Voice Choir.  

Cost is £6.00 per person and includes Lasagne with chips & garlic bread, followed by Tea and Coffee (must be paid upon booking and is non-returnable). 

The gents kindly give up their time to sing for a small donation which goes to Zoë’s Place Children’s Hospice, their chosen charity for 2014. 

The evening will begin at 6.15pm for food in the Windsor Restaurant. Expected start time of the Choir is 7.00pm. Friends and family are very welcome!  For those on a food package, please note that there is no charge for food. Any donations for the hospice made on the night will be gratefully received.

For further information, please call us on 024 7664 5544.