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New services available at Richmond Bede Village

4th April 2016

New services available at Richmond Bede Village

Richmond Bede Village are extending their servcies and are now offering the following to the public...

  • Freshly baked loaves every Wednesday
  • A take-away service for Fish & Chips on a Friday
  • And, freshly made breakfast rolls every morning

Hairdresser bookings available from Monday 18th April. Please contact our Reception team on 024 76645544 for more information.


"How To Pay For Care" Event

6th April 2016

"How To Pay For Care" Event

Richmond Village Letcombe Regis in conjunction with St James's Place and Friends Life will be holding an event for professionals on the 6th of April between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

The event will be looking at the financial options available when considering finance for care for the elderly and any developments from the recent budget announcement. This may be of interest to solicitors, GP's and accountants. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear from finance experts on the subject as well as a chance to meet other professionals.

The session will begin with coffee and in introduction by Cherry Dodd of St James place followed by a presentation by Brian Fisher of Friends Life. There will be a chance to ask questions and then to take afternoon tea and network with other professionals. 

To register your interest contact Barbara Przydatek at barbara.przydatek@richmond-villages.com
or call 01235773970

 


Jazz in the Church

7th April 2016

Jazz in the Church

Tad Newton's Jazz Friends will be playing a charity performance at St Andrews Church in Letcombe Regis on Thursday the 7th of April. Performance will start at 3.30pm and will last for 1 hour. Afterwards the Richmond Villages bar will be hosting a "Happy Hour" from 5pm for anyone looking for refreshments after the performance.  

Tickets are £10 and is in aid of our designated charity Honeypot, a charity of child carers.

For tickets or further information call Lizzie on 01235774579


Richmond Villages Art Competition

15th April 2016

Richmond Villages Art Competition

Art has always been understood as being an enjoyable activity, painting, pastels & drawing for example. As creative outputs, these are fairly easy to do and wouldn’t require very expensive tools. One can simply have a pencil or paintbrush and a notebook to begin making their artworks.

Because painting and drawing are very accessible and interesting tasks to perform, many people choose to paint or draw during their free time. However, more than just being a favorite pastime, there are many health benefits of painting and drawing… creativity using the brain, sharpening minds through imagination and thinking, communication, stress relief, co-ordination and helping to improve mobility.

Given the various health benefits of painting and drawing, it is clear these activities can be very useful in promoting the welfare of an individual. As anyone can engage in painting and drawing, these activities are definitely worth a try. As a result, Richmond Retirement Villages decided to hold an inter-Village competition throughout our sites.

Residents from each site, some with very limited mobility, have been submitting their work & the final is being held at Richmond Bede Village on the outskirts of Coventry this Friday at 2pm. We have invited judges from the community to attend to help with the judging. Lyndsey Searle, Exhibition Officer from Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery is visiting, along with local illustrator Simon Myers, who is currently designing the covers for the Doctor Who comic books, & founder of ‘Drink & Draw’... a free social event for anyone who likes drawing, with the next one being held at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery later this month.

Please join us and help bring the community together, and allow us to show that it is still possible to learn and take part in new things... whatever age you are!

For more information about the events at Richmond Bede Village, please call us on 024 76645544.


Ambassadors volunteer to help shape the future of new Witney Retirement Village

21st April 2016

Ambassadors volunteer to help shape the future of new Witney Retirement Village

To help develop the quality of service at Richmond Witney, six of the new residents have volunteered to become Richmond Witney Village Ambassadors. Their role includes providing support to management on a wide spectrum of issues including a community engagement program, supporting friends at the village and assisting with the selection of employees. 

“I am delighted with the increasing support we are receiving from our residents. The appointment of six Village Ambassadors will enhance our ability to provide further premium quality services and facilities. This initiative is typical of the original thinking held by the village team at Richmond Witney and its aspiration to achieve the very best for the people it represents and cares for” continued David. 

Sue Ramsden, who has volunteered to be a Village Ambassador, said “The retirement village concept is fairly new in the UK and we want to become champions of this great new community. We have become ambassadors to help new residents settle-in as well as speaking to prospective residents about life here.  It is also great that the Richmond Village management team welcome our input on how Richmond Witney will evolve.”

To find out more about about Richmond Witney call the village advisers on 01993 627397 


Celebrating The Queen's Birthday at Richmond Bede Village

21st April 2016

Celebrating The Queen's Birthday at Richmond Bede Village

Rather than The Queen's 90th birthday being marked with a gun salute, residents at Richmond Bede Retirement Village in Bedworth decided to celebrate with afternoon tea instead!

Receptionist, Wendy Taylor, shares her birthday with The Queen today... so Bede Village had Queen Wendy ruling for the day.

And resident Winnie Cooke will be celebrating her 98th birthday tomorrow. Winnie said ‘I’ve shared my birthday with the Queen for a long time now... people never forget when it is.’ But she also wanted to point out that ‘she got here first!’ 

Louise Smith, Activities Manager, said ‘ It’s been wonderful sharing the Queen’s birthday with a traditional English ‘tea.’ It’s been lovely seeing everybody smile and reminiscing about the past.’


First Viewings of our Beautiful Show Home Apartment 23rd April 2016

23rd April 2016

First Viewings of our Beautiful Show Home Apartment 23rd April 2016

Richmond Village Aston on Trent are thrilled to be opening up their show apartment to the public on Saturday 23rd April 2016, with MP Heather Wheeler cutting the ribbon at 10.30 am.

"We are very excited about our forthcoming Open Day, with 80% of our properties already sold, it promises to be a very busy day, not just for those who have already reserved but for everyone who is interested in seeing the fantastic quality and great standards to which Richmond Villages build their retirement villages". said David Reaves, Head of Marketing for Richmond Villages.

There is no need to book for the open day, please feel free to arrive anytime between 10am and 4pm.  However following the event, due to the show apartment being situated on a construction site, visits to the show apartment will be by appointment with our Village Advisers only. Should you require any further information regarding this event, the properties available, or to make an appointment with our Village Advisers to discuss in more detail the lifestyle, facilities and amenities that Richmond Village Aston on Trent will offer, please contact Alison or Sally Ann on 01332 895685.


Join us at our 'Life at Richmond Villages' Coffee Morning

28th April 2016

Join us at our 'Life at Richmond Villages' Coffee Morning

Join us for a cuppa & cake

Thursday 28th April

10.30am – 12noon

Venue: Witney Lakes Resort, Downs Road,

Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 0SY

Join us for a slice of cake and a cuppa and hear David Westerby, the Village Manager at Richmond Witney Retirement Village, give his review of the development of the village so far.

David picks out the highs and lows of the journey explaining some of the more significant difficulties encountered and how they were overcome.

He will celebrate some of the wonderful successes already achieved and chat about the shape of things to come including the restaurant, bar, Wellness spa and activities areas.

It’s going to be a lively morning and one that David very much looks forward to hosting and answering any questions you may have.

Coffee Mornings are free to attend and there is no need to confirm your attendance, please just turn up on the day!