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CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER CONDITIONS, SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE

3rd September 2016

CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER CONDITIONS, SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE

We are looking forward to our 6th annual Dog Show Saturday 3rd September 2016

The event is open to all residents, friends, family, staff and the local community. The event is free to enter and has five categories suitable for nearly every dog.

  • Dog with the waggiest tail
  • Agility and Abediance
  • Best Veteron
  • Owner that looks like their dog
  • Best in Show

If you would like an entry form or wish to attend please email claire.fry@richmond-villages.com or telephone 01604 432602

 

 

 


Launch of Phase II at Richmond Aston-on-Trent

3rd September 2016

Launch of Phase II at Richmond Aston-on-Trent

Due to the popularity of the first phase of Village Apartments at Richmond Aston-on-Trent, we are pleased to announce the launch of the second phase of 29 apartments ahead of schedule. 

These new properties will be released at a Phase 2 Launch Event on Saturday 3 September, 10am – 4pm in the marketing suite at the new village at Willow Park Way, Aston-on-Trent, and will be ready for occupation autumn 2017.

Richmond Aston-on-Trent is going to be a very special place to live and will be unlike any other retirement development in the area,” says Alison Harding, the Senior Village Advisor.

 

“Our new residents are mostly downsizing from large four or five bedroom properties so want good living space but fewer bedrooms.  Our village apartments offer up to 1,600sq ft of space with spacious living areas and one or two en-suite bedrooms.  The top spec fully fitted kitchens boast granite work tops, a Neff eye-level oven and hob, a Bosch dishwasher and fridge freezer, so very easy to settle in to from day one.”

 

The well-appointed apartments aren’t the only reason the retirement village has proved so popular with off-plan purchasers.  The facilities within the Village Centre Building which opens next Spring will include a restaurant, private dining room, bar, café, resident lounge, library, activities room and a shop.  The village also has its own wellness spa with swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, gym, exercise studio, hair salon and beauty treatment rooms.  “Such luxury features have great appeal,” adds Alison, “and have proved a big attraction to our future residents.

 

“But it’s also the on-site services we offer that appeal.  Once fully operational we will have around 150 people working here, including those in hospitality, housekeeping, reception and the 24-hour on-site care team.  Our aim is to help enhance the lives of our residents, so the level of attention and care will be extremely high.  Just as an example, we will have our own drivers and small fleet of vehicles providing regular trips for shopping runs, visits out to local places of interest, or for getting to local GP, dentist or hospital appointments.”

 

Like all Richmond Villages, there will be an interesting and stimulating social diary run by the village events and activities team.  Organised around the interests of the residents, these will range from bridge clubs to summer festivals, theatrical performances to walking trips. 

 

Property prices for this next phase of apartments range from £299,000 to £595,000, and full information will be available at the launch or by speaking to the village advisers on 01332 647324.  




Richmond Northampton Activities Teams have made it to the London Finals

5th September 2016

Richmond Northampton Activities Teams have made it to the London Finals

We are pleased to annouce that our Activities Team at Richmond Northampton have made it through to the Bupa Care Awards Finals being held on the 8th September 2016. 

Some background about our team

Activities Team

Chris has worked at Richmond Northampton from the beginning firstly in Domiciliary care
and now activities. It has been great to meet the first ever residents to the village and then to watch the village grow into the thriving village we have today.

His role is to organise the activities for the independent Village apartments and the Assisted living apartments and to oversee the care home activities. He encourages everyone to  articipate in the busy activities schedule on a daily basis. He actively promotes the activities with residents, friends and family to ensure they have full knowledge of the residents’ likes, dislikes, interests and abilities.

Chris is Editor for our monthly newsletter to promote the activities and encourage everyone to join in. Each month he organises themed Supper Clubs, Quiz Nights, and Social nights with Entertainment and Film nights. He is always looking at new ideas for activities that are requested or suggested day trips etc.

Chris loves working for Richmond Villages and has come to think of the residents as extended family and friends.

Care Home Team

Every day one of the activity co-ordinators visits every resident and has a chat about the day ahead. Our Care Home is situated on the 1st floor we aim to get everyone out for a morning walk or sit out in the fresh air with a coffee most day.

Morning sessions are our “Getting to Know You” time and are more one to one based activities.

After lunch we aim to run a group activity and this can be anything from entertainment, art and crafts, cookery, music sessions, hand massage and pampering sessions or reading the news headlines over tea.  Whatever the session is we guarantee you will want to stay and not miss anything.

Examples of a Person Centred approach

Davina everyday will pick a flower or herb from the garden and sit with Jessie looking and discussing the flowers, this might seem unimportant to people who do not know Jessie but Jessie is unable to leave her room and absolutely loves gardening.

Lorna has an amazing bond with so many residents and especially residents in the Meadows, as an example Doris is usually very unresponsive with most staff and family but Lorna sits and reads to Doris whilst giving a hand massage and this really helps to ease Doris’s anxiety and openly converses with Lorna that even her daughter was shocked about.

Angela is fantastic with all residents and is very quick to calm anxious/angry residents with her gentle ways and excellent ability to overcome an obstacle. Angela not only is great with Care  Home residents but also massively improves the lives of our assisted living residents by actively and successfully encouraging residents to an activity session.

Jack is very new to Activities and came to us once he finished his work experience. Jack is a very happy and outward going person and the residents love him. He is always happy and nothing is ever too much, Jack is great at getting people interacting with each other including care staff. One lady who lives in the Meadows lights up every time Jack is on shift and she refers to him as her man and to leave him alone.

The above are just three small examples of improving residents lifestyle leading to “Happier, Healthier Longer Lives ".

 

 


Village Apartment available immediately

7th September 2016

Village Apartment available immediately

We are pleased to announce a one bedroom village apartment available for immediate occupation. This spacious one bedroom apartment with south facing balcony is situated on the second floor with lift access, and is close to our main village centre and facilities. Please contact the Witney sales team on 01993 768557 for all further details.


Richmond Painswick Domiciliary Care Team reach the Bupa Care Awards Final

10th September 2016

Richmond Painswick Domiciliary Care Team reach the Bupa Care Awards Final

Our fabulous Domiciliary Care Team have been selected as finalists at the Bupa Care awards and are preparing to go to the award ceremony being held on Thursday 8th September  in London.

The Domiciliary department has 17 members of staff and each member gives 100% in a bid to provide the quality care that suits the individual service user.

Lynne Elliott, Registered Domiciliary Care Manager says “What makes our team so strong is that we respect each other for our individual knowledge and skills to provide the best quality of life for the people we care for and support.”

Wishing the team good luck from all at Richmond Villages in the finals, let's hope they can bring home the award.






3 Peak Challenge 9th - 12th September 2016

12th September 2016

3 Peak Challenge 9th - 12th September 2016

A team of 8 members of staff from Richmond Villages are taking on the challenge of walking the 3 highest peaks in the UK on 9th - 12th September 2016 in aid of Age UK. We will be tackling one peak a day over the course of a weekend starting with Ben Nevis in Scotland, followed by Scafell Pike in the Lake District and finishing with Mount Snowdon in Wales.

Training began in earnest in April and we continue to run, swim and walk ourselves fit for the challenge.

We all work at Richmond Villages and we’ve joined together to raise money for charity.

You'll see our team fundraising target on the right;

By donating to https://www.justgiving.com/teams/richmond-villages you can help us smash this goal and really make a difference.

Team target: £2,000.00

Raised so far: £1,885.00

This is our final push to raise lots of monies for Age Uk and this is where we need your help and support to achieve our target.

Thanks for visiting our team fundraising page and for every £1 of your money goes towards helping others to 'Love Later Life' 








Assisted Living Open Day

14th September 2016

Assisted Living Open Day

A lot of elderly people want to retain their independence and stay in their own home – that’s completely understandable.  But what is the best thing to do when more help is needed with day-to-day living and you can see they aren’t coping? Is a care home really the best and only option?

Assisted living available through the Village suites at Richmond Retirement Villages could provide the answer, and to help people understand more about these apartments and the support services included, Richmond Villages is holding an open day on Saturday 24th September, 10am – 4pm, at Richmond Letcombe Regis, near Wantage.

“Deciding what’s best for mum & dad is an issue facing an increasing number of families as the population ages, and one we hear all too frequently,” says David Reaves, head of marketing at Richmond Villages. “The open day will enable people to come and find out exactly what assisted living at Richmond Villages includes, the chance to view the apartments as well as an opportunity to view the wonderful facilities we have at our villages.”

As well as Richmond Letcombe Regis, Richmond Villages has a new retirement community opening later this year in Witney, also in Oxfordshire.  The open day will allow people who might be more interested in Witney to view an operational village and learn more about the services available at both retirement villages.

Throughout the day, David Westerby, village manager at Richmond Witney, will be giving brief presentations to explain what assisted living is all about.  There will also be the chance to speak to the village advisers from both villages, as well as other members of staff to talk about the activities, hospitality and care. The Richmond Villages hospitality team will also be there to offer plenty of refreshments.

There’s no need to pre-book but if you would like to find out more information about the Assisted Living Open Day please call the village advisers on 01993 768692.  


Richmond Witney proudly sponsporing 'Connie's Colander'

16th September 2016

Richmond Witney proudly sponsporing 'Connie's Colander'

Witney Dementia Action Alliance Proudly Presents

 Connie's Colander 

Sponsored by Richmond Witney

This is amazing thought-provoking story; Connie’s Colander is an Oxfordshire-based playwright by Gaye Poole presents a no-frills production with no staging, lighting or costumes, which tells the story of the changing dynamics in a mother and daughters relationship when faced with Alzheimer's.

The performance is being held on Friday 16th September at The Methodist Church, High Street, Witney with the performance starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets £10.00 or £7.50 for Senior Citizens, Carers and Students, tickets can be booked in advance from Richmond Witney Sales & Marketing Suite, 58 High Street, Witney, OX28 6EU or you can call Suzi Morgan on Tel:01993 768 557 or email suzi.morgan@richmond-villages.com

 

 


Richmond Ladies Group

20th September 2016

Richmond Ladies Group

Richmond Northampton ladies group meet every week evening from 7.00 pm in the village coffee shop.

The evening is a social event for all the ladies that live at Richmond. The idea was suggested by a villager because she felt she would like to have someone to talk to in the evenings since loosing her husband earlier this year.

If you would like to attend please call Christopher Rayatt Activity co-ordinator on 01604 432635 or If you would like to visit our village to view our apartments and care facilities please call 01604 432602 and speak to Claire or Val our Village Advisers

 


Ringmer Public Consultation

24th September 2016

Ringmer Public Consultation

Richmond Villages, part of Bupa, is a leading operator of Care Communities in the UK and is planning a new development on land adjacent to the Caburn Enterprise Park, The Broyle, Ringmer on the B2192.

 

The proposed Care Community will offer high quality personal, nursing and dementia care together with assisted living accommodation designed to help people retain as much independence as possible.

 

In addition to care and support, the complex will offer many opportunities for social activities and events in the extensive communal facilities. This will include a restaurant, café, library, crafts room and a wellness spa incorporating a swimming pool, exercise studio, treatment rooms, and hair and beauty suite. In addition residents will have access to delightful landscaped gardens which will be managed by Richmond Villages’ own gardeners.

 

The development will generate a wide range of full and part time local employment opportunities, including management, nursing care, hospitality, administration, maintenance and gardening.

 

To enable residents in the surrounding area to learn more about the proposed new Care Community, how it will operate and to allow you the opportunity to comment on the proposals, Richmond Villages is hosting a Public Consultation at Ringmer Village Hall on Saturday 24th September, 10am - 2pm. The Richmond Villages’ management team will be available at the Public Consultation to answer any questions you may have and forms will be available for you to record your comments.






Assisted Living Open Day

24th September 2016

Assisted Living Open Day

A lot of elderly people want to retain their independence and stay in their own home – that’s completely understandable.  But what is the best thing to do when more help is needed with day-to-day living and you can see they aren’t coping? Is a care home really the best and only option?

Assisted living available through the Village suites at Richmond Retirement Villages could provide the answer, and to help people understand more about these apartments and the support services included, Richmond Villages is holding an open day on Saturday 24th September, 10am – 4pm, at Richmond Letcombe Regis, near Wantage.

“Deciding what’s best for mum & dad is an issue facing an increasing number of families as the population ages, and one we hear all too frequently,” says David Reaves, head of marketing at Richmond Villages. “The open day will enable people to come and find out exactly what assisted living at Richmond Villages includes, the chance to view the apartments as well as an opportunity to view the wonderful facilities we have at our villages.”

As well as Richmond Letcombe Regis, Richmond Villages has a new retirement community opening later this year in Witney, also in Oxfordshire.  The open day will allow people who might be more interested in Witney to view an operational village and learn more about the services available at both retirement villages.

Throughout the day, David Westerby, village manager at Richmond Witney, will be giving brief presentations to explain what assisted living is all about.  There will also be the chance to speak to the village advisers from both villages, as well as other members of staff to talk about the activities, hospitality and care. The Richmond Villages hospitality team will also be there to offer plenty of refreshments.

There’s no need to pre-book but if you would like to find out more information about the Assisted Living Open Day please call the village advisers on 01993 768692.  


Vintage Transport & Model Festival

25th September 2016

Vintage Transport & Model Festival

Sunday 25th September Richmond Village, Letcombe Regis opens its doors to all transport enthusiasts.

Displaying a range of vintage cars, tractors, motorcycles and steam engines, supported wide a wide range of beautiful models across all types of transport.

A day not to be missed. From 10am - 4pm, with refreshments available from the Lodge cafe.

For further details please contact Andy Plaistow on 01235 774579.


Award Winners!

26th September 2016

Award Winners!

Staff at Richmond Village Nantwich were delighted recently to learn that they had won an award at the prestigious Bupa Care Awards for the compliments they had received over the past year.

The Care Home and Village feature on an independent website that provides independent reviews for the service and care that it offers and the ratings on this, together with the many complimentary letters and cards that the home has received over the past year meant that they “richly deserved” (in the words of one of the judges) this award.

Village Manager, Lynne Griffin together with Hospitality Manager Debbie Mercandelli and Receptionist Paula Sutton travelled down to London to collect the award on behalf of all the staff. Lynne Griffin remarked (whilst wearing an “I Love my staff badge”) “The staff here all deserve this
award as it is their hard work and dedication that has resulted in so many compliments being paid to them. I am very proud of everyone here”.


Homestead Singers visit Richmond Northampton

30th September 2016

Homestead Singers visit Richmond Northampton

Residents are looking forward to the Homestead Singers visit today.

The afternoon starts at 14:30pm in the restaurant with up to 20 male singers from Northamptonshire singing popular songs as well as some poetry and funny stories.

Tea will be served at 15:30pm when the residents meet the singers and welcome them to join them for tea.



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