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Look out for your neighbour this winter with Richmond Bede Village

4th November 2014

Look out for your neighbour this winter with Richmond Bede Village

We’d like to remind you to check up on elderly friends, relatives and neighbours who may be affected by the weather over the winter period.

Although the temperatures are currently higher than average, strong winds and heavy rains are expected and there is always the possibility of icy spells over Christmas.

This, combined with fewer daylight hours, can cause problems for elderly or disabled people who will struggle to keep warm and go about their day-to-day business.

It only takes a few minutes to call around to make sure someone is okay. By helping them to keep warm, picking up essentials like food or medicine to prevent them going out unnecessarily, or making sure they can safely get in and out of their home in icy conditions; you could really make a difference.

If the temperature does fall, you can also help neighbours by making sure that drives and pathways leading to their home are kept clear.

Richmond Bede Village are able to offer Retreat breaks with care over the winter months, which helps to prevent social isolation with a range of activities and other events, all under one roof.

For more information about Richmond Retreats, please call our Village Advisors on 024 76645544.


WOW Richmond Witney

4th November 2014

WOW Richmond Witney

Richmond Witney "Community Relations Manager" was out and about in  Witney Town and on site yesterday

The site has progressed well in 6 weeks, amazingly you now can see the outline of the Wellness Spa and Village Centre is now taking shape. Alongwith the first phase of the village apartments, they are up to first floor level. Bam building contractors are on scheduled and this is because of the unbelievable summer and autumn we have had. The new retirement village will be stunning Opening Winter 2015, 70% ALREADY RESERVED. Tel: 01993 768557 www.richmond-villages.com/witney Sales & Marketing Suite, 58 High Street, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 6EU

 

     

 


Richmond Letcombe Regis Vote NOW Everyday Hero

4th November 2014

Richmond Letcombe Regis Vote NOW Everyday Hero

"Your Everday Hero"

The last 3 months votes have been recorded with many positive comments for staff of Richmond Village. It should be noted "Ian Taylor" from our "Maintenance Team" has achieved an overwhelming 37.5% of the votes for his cheerful and helpful personality. Voting forms can be found at the Village Centre reception and they need to be posted in voting box  on reception. The exceptional nomintees enter into a £250 prize draw.


Richmond Letcombe Regis Gardening News

4th November 2014

Richmond Letcombe Regis Gardening News

Message from the Gardening Team; We've closed the bowling green, to re-fertilise, turn and re-seed it, for it to be ready fro next year's matches. We've ordered 2000 Spring bulbs, from Tete a Tete Daffodils and Bluebells, plan to plant mostly around the Pavilion. When you take a walk around the grounds you will see alot of new flowers, as we've have ordered around 900 bedding plants, including Polianthes, Winter Pansies and Violas. There is not a great deal of colour in the Winter, but there is alot of Evergreen and Hellebores will be coming out through the Winter months. We will be maintaining some colour, like the Rosa Rugosas and the Dog Wood. Take a walk round the commual gardens with the family to enjoy the lovely winter images and seeing  wildlife sitting on the fences during these frosty mornings.  


Richmond Letcombe Regis Fireworks Night Celebration

5th November 2014

Richmond Letcombe Regis Fireworks Night Celebration

Richmond Letcombe Regis Presents

 A Fireworks Night of Celebration

All proceeds to St Andrews Church " Raising the Roof" Appeal on Wednesday 5th November at 5.15pm at Garden Lodge Cafe'. Warm up with a glass of Mulled Wine or with a soft drink and treat yourself to a Richmond "Hot Dog"  for £3.50p.

There will be a RAFFLE to WIN "KINDLE FIRE" drawn on the night. Followed by a Firework display around the Bowling Green

Bring along the grandchildren, looking forward to seeing you on Bonfire Night. 

To avoid disppointment, please book at Garden Lodge Cafe Tel: 01235 774 789

 

 

 


Bringing Halloween to Richmond Bede Care Centre

5th November 2014

Bringing Halloween to Richmond Bede Care Centre

A group of children visited Richmond Bede Village Care Centre for ’trick or treating’ today.  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. The children played games which kept residents entertained.

Gracie Tenniswood, one of the visiting children, said “The game ‘Guess what’s in the box’ was disgusting, but really fun. I put my hand in a bowl of jelly!” 

To see story in the Nuneaton News, visit: http://bit.ly/1ofVgFR


Richmond Letcombe Regis “Sparkling Conquest”

10th November 2014

Richmond Letcombe Regis “Sparkling Conquest”

Roof Appeal Target Accomplished by pulling together as one Community

Richmond Villages Letcombe Regis,pleased to announce their association with St Andrew’s Church Letcombe Regis by coming together to raise finances for their roof appeal. The appeal target is £40K to help with the substantial repairs to the church roof, tower, pathways, electrics and churchyard wall.

Richmond Letcombe Regis held a“Fireworks Night of Celebration” event on November 5th at 5.15pm. It was a great success in raising £324.00 for the Church roof appeal and the numbers of people attending were way beyond our expectation, turning out on a cold frosty evening to enjoy spectacular firework display in the grounds of the retirement village.
Derek Maurice, Churchwarden of St Andrew’s Church said “We have now reached our appeal target and the response from Richmond Villages Directors was immediate, not only did they make a substantial financial donation to our appeal, but they also offered the use of the Lodge Café and the main Restaurant for free and to provide actual help in organising fund raising events.

Wendy Middleton Community Relations Manager said” The residents of Richmond Letcombe Regis and of Letcombe Regis have collectively pulled together as one community to raise a brilliant total of £2,160.00 for St Andrews Church roof repairs”. “It was a pleasure to hold and hosted three fundraising events throughout the summer and autumn, the first event was a
Champagne and Wine Tasting evening raising £410.00, followed by a Night at Richmond Village Races a further £426.00 was raised and the finale was a Night of Celebration with a fantastic Firework display raising an additional £324.00 and with receiving a donation of £1,000, resulted in a ultimate sum of £2,160.00 raised for St Andrews Church Roof Appeal”.

On behalf of us at St Andrews Church we would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone at Richmond Letcombe Regis and the village of Letcombe Regis with helping us to
reach our appeal target.

 


Richmond Nantwich Remembers

11th November 2014

Richmond Nantwich Remembers

Throughout October and November, Richmond Nantwich has joined forces with the Royal British Legion to help raise money for their annual Poppy Appeal.

From selling poppies in the main Reception, to staff, residents and friends bag-packing at the local Sainsburys in Nantwich and raising £848, Richmond Nantwich has proudly supported this worthwhile cause.

Now, on Tuesday 11th November following the traditional 2 minute silence, members of the local Royal British Legion will join us as a wreath is laid at the foot of our flag in solemn remembrance.

"Lest we forget"

 


Donation to the Ebola Crisis

12th November 2014

Donation to the Ebola Crisis

Richmond Northampton have a monthly quiz and everyone attending pay £1 per person which goes to our two nominated charities. This month however we donated £45 to the Ebola Crisis Appeal and had a fun evening raising the money with a Quiz by Head of Activities Chris.


James Bond Night at Richmond Bede Village... Licensed to thrill!

14th November 2014

James Bond Night at Richmond Bede Village... Licensed to thrill!

Please join us on Friday 14th November at 6.30pm for a musical evening when Dawn Alacey Sings James Bond; an ultimate salute to the great Bond songbook. The evening will include canapés and cocktails and is an ideal opportunity to experience what life at Richmond Bede Village is like.

Why not combine the night by staying on a Richmond Retreat?  With the days drawing in and the weather deteriorating, a Richmond Retreat will help keep away the winter blues and is a great way of sampling Village Life.  With the range of activities and events, a Richmond Retreat will really help prevent social isolation which so many people experience at this time of year.

What’s more, we are offering a 15% discount for any bookings taken between November
2014 and January 2015.

For more information about Richmond Retreats or to book your place for the James Bond night, please call our Village Advisors on 024 76645544.


Richmond Letcombe Regis Attendance Allowance money for your care needs

18th November 2014

Richmond Letcombe Regis Attendance Allowance money for your care needs

The Department of Working Pensions (DWP) there is more than £5 billion of means – tested benefits go unclaimed by the over 65's

If you are over 65years and you need help with personal care, or need supervision by day or someone to watch over you by night, this is because of your physical or mental health conditions; you may be able to claim Attendance Allowance and get extra money each week to support you
in your assisted living apartment.

The allowance is based on the help you need, not the help you actually get.

Attention or supervision from another person to help you to stay independent and continue to live in your own home.

Do not delay claim now -  on the plus side Attendance Allowance is not taxable, is not based on national insurance contributions and is not means-tested, so you won’t have to give details of your income or savings.

You can spend it on care or in any other way you choose, maybe consider the option of
offsetting it against your assisted living costs.

There is now help at hand to make it easier in claiming; please contact Age Uk Oxfordshire www.ageukoxfordshire.org.uk or by Telephone 0345 450 1276 to be referred to a Age UK Oxfordshire Specialist Adviser (Welfare Benefits) who will help you to complete the benefit claim forms.

 


Richmond Letcombe Regis Knit and Natter Meetings

19th November 2014

Richmond Letcombe Regis Knit and Natter Meetings

Knit and Natter group, meets every Wednesday starting at 2.30pm - 3.30pm in the Village Centre Conservatory

All levels of knitters are very welcome to come along and join the group to share knitting patterns ideas and to have a chat over a cup of tea and homemade biscuits.The group knit to sell to raise funds for local and oversea's charities. Our knit and natter group have knitted more little woollen hats than we can count. This Age Uk campaign is in it's 10th anniversary year and we're aiming to help get 1 million hats on Smoothie bottles.........this will make history!!!!!!!!

We are currently busy knitting Christmas decorations and these will be for sale. We are also knitting blanket squares for Children living in South Africa who are in need to keep warm this winter.

We welcome all newcomers and if you are interested to join the group, please contact Sue at Richmond Letcombe Regis Tel: 01235 773970

 


Richmond Letcombe Regis Christmas Festive Evening

19th November 2014

Richmond Letcombe Regis Christmas Festive Evening

The Wellness Spa Christmas Festive Evening Wednesday 19th November 2014 at 6pm to late.

This is an opportunity to join the Wellness Spa team for wine and nibbles, whilst viewing a range of stalls selling products from Elemis, Nailtiques, Orly, faux fur, handbags & jewellery and lots more.

This is an excellent occassion  for " Retail Therapy" from 6pm to late, shop until you drop.To do all your christmas shopping in one go.

Remember to bring lots of cash on the night to spend on those special christmas gifts and purchase RAFFLE TICKETS in the AID of Oxfordshire ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY our choosen charity for 2014, leading the fight against DEMENTIA.

Looking forward to seeing you all


Late Spring - Support for the bereaved

25th November 2014

Age UK initiative to support anyone aged 60+ who has been bereaved.

Twice monthly sessions being held at Mably Way Health Centre, Wantage.

Sessions from 10.00 - 11.30am on 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.


CHRISTMAS MARKET COMING TO RICHMOND LETCOMBE REGIS

27th November 2014

CHRISTMAS MARKET COMING TO RICHMOND LETCOMBE REGIS

Richmond Letcombe Regis is holding a Christmas Market in the Village Centre on Thursday 27th November starting at 10am. There will be 18 stalls for you to browse and enjoy a wide range of products on sale.

There will be unusual gifts to purchase and different homemade foods to taste.

Come along and shop until you drop for those special christmas gifts and presents in our Village Centre.

Everyone is welcome to this very special Christmas Market

We are looking forward to seeing you all.


Richmond Bede Village Christmas Fayre

29th November 2014

Richmond Bede Village Christmas Fayre

The date for this year’s Christmas Fayre is Saturday 29th November, beginning at 2.30pm in the Windsor Restaurant.

We will be including various activities such as a raffle and tombolla, cake stall, Bodyshop stall, handbags, clothes stalls and many more... including carol singing and a visit from Santa!

For further information, please call us on 024 76645544.


Richmond Bede Villagers prove that 'you're never too old!'

30th November 2014

Retired villagers prove that 'you're never too old!'

In October 2011, Pauline Ritchie, an occupant at Richmond Bede Retirement Village formed
an Art Group. After villagers had expressed an interest in drawing and painting, Pauline’s son, Stuart Ritchie kindly offered to host some free art sessions for our villagers offering an insight to
drawing and painting. Stuart Ritchie is a highly accomplished digital designer & art director in his own right. Some of the villagers already had a shared interest and some have never drawn or painted before. 

After a few years, Stuart had to discontinue with the class due to work commitments. But Bede villagers decided to continue with the sessions with the assistance and support of Activities Manager Louise Smith, who has a huge interest in art herself. 

Louise thought it would be a great achievement and rewarding for the villagers to see their artwork on display so applied to Nuneaton Art Gallery to exhibit their work.  Just over a year later, the Bede Art Group is now exhibiting their work at the Landing Gallery until 6th December.

One of the villagers is 89 and has Parkinson’s disease. Three of the main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are tremors (involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body), slow movement, stiff and inflexible muscles.  However, he, along with the other villagers have certainly proved that it is still possible to learn new things... at any age!

The Bede Art group consists of various levels and abilities and is held every other Monday evening. For more information about the events at Bede Village, please call our Village Advisors on 024 76645544 or visit www.richmond-villages.com/bede



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