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Newdigate Primary School at Richmond Bede Village

7th December 2016

Newdigate Primary School at Richmond Bede Village

Newdigate Primary School Choir present their Carol Service in the Care Home Lounge on Wednesday 7th December at 2pm. Please join us for some festive singing!

For more information about our events, please call us on 024 76645544.




Richmond Villages ‘Santa’s Grotto & Christmas Tree’ Competition

7th December 2016

Richmond Villages ‘Santa’s Grotto & Christmas Tree’ Competition

Richmond Villages ‘Santa’s Grotto & Christmas Tree’ Competition 

Wednesday 7th December, beginning at 10.45am in the Care Home.

Residents, Villagers and Staff have been busy preparing this year’s ’12 Days of Christmas’ themed grotto and decorating their Christmas trees. Head Office Judges will be visiting to judge our various entries in this year’s ‘Richmond Competition’. The Bede Choir will be performing for the Care Home from 10.45am, refreshments will be served and the judges will look around and ‘make their decision’ later in the month, after visiting the other sites. Please join us to show your support; fancy dress welcome (drummers drumming, ladies dancing… anything fancy dress relating to the 12 Days of Christmas)!

Followed with Newdigate Primary School Choir presenting their Carol Service in the Care Home Lounge at 2pm. Please join us. May the best Village win!

For more information about our events, please call us on 024 76645544.




An evening with the Salvation Army Brass Band at Bede Village

21st December 2016

An evening with the Salvation Army Brass Band at Bede Village

The Salvation Army Brass Band 

Please join us on Wednesday 21st December in the Windsor Restaurant at 7.30pm for an evening with The Salvation Army Brass Band. Mince pies and mulled Wine will be provided. Any donations made to the Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated (even just £1). 

Could you please inform Reception if you would like to go by Monday 19th December… we need to know how many mince pies are needed! 

For further information or to book your place, please call us on 024 76645544.

 

 

 


Cotswold Life features Richmond Villages

30th December 2016

Cotswold Life features Richmond Villages

We were delighted to see a full page article in the December issue of Cotswold Life titled 'Enjoying life to the full' which is all about the benefits of retirement villages and uses Richmond Villages as a glowing example.

To view the whole page download the PDF.  We have copied the article below.

Enjoying Life to the Full

Retirement Villages can help families have peace of mind, reports Sarah Town

 

Helping elderly parents remain in the family home can be just as stressful for grown-up children as it is for the person trying to maintain their independence.  But few people want to see their parents in a care home unless care needs necessitate.  That’s why more families are looking at retirement villages which provide a choice of accommodation, fantastic facilities and reassurance of on-site support and care.

“Deciding what’s best for mum and dad is an issue facing an increasing number of families as the population ages and one we hear frequently,” says Paddy Brice, managing director of Richmond Villages who have an award winning retirement village at Painswick and a new community just opening in Witney.

“Keeping people in their own home is often only achievable with great support from a network of family, friends, neighbours and public services, and the stress on everyone can be considerable.”

It was the need for support such as having meals, laundry and cleaning provided that persuaded Liz Smith to look for a retirement village for her father.

“My father had been widowed for a number of years and had lived independently in the family home.  But as he got older he was struggling with day-to-day life,” she says. “I looked at several places but the thing that impressed us all about Richmond Villages, including my dad, were the facilities and the fact it was very much a social community as well.  It was important for my dad that he owned his own property and this was something Richmond Villages were able to offer.”

Liz’s father bought a Village Suite which has a large bedroom with walk-in wet room.  It also has a separate living room with a kitchenette that has a microwave and washing-up facilities.

“The assisted living package means all his meals are provided, his washing, laundry and cleaning are done and in fact everything is done for him,” says Liz. “For myself and my family it’s given us peace of mind.”

Liz describes living at Richmond Villages as, “like living in a five-star hotel” and says her dad really enjoys using the swimming pool.  “There are various exercise classes, as well as lots of clubs and societies he can belong to should he choose.”

When considering a retirement apartment it’s important to think of your current and future requirements.  It’s obviously important that there is a great social community with lots going on which most retirement villages provide.  But don’t forget about asking what support and help is available should you need it in the future.  Is there staff on-site 24-hours a day and will this include qualified carers?  What happens if I need more specialised care?  Is there a care home on-site providing nursing and dementia care or will I need to move?  Ask yourself what facilities are important to you. To one person it may be the use of luxury facilities such as a Spa and pool, for the next it could be the reassurance of knowing the retirement village has a transport service.

“Meeting up with friends is a great social occasion for most people and the social aspects are enhanced by our activities and events team who arrange everything from bridge clubs to cultural festivals,” says Paddy Brice.  “We also have our own vehicles and drivers so shopping and other trips mean not having to rely on taxis or family and friends if you don’t drive anymore.”

So, if you’re in the situation where you’re thinking of moving to a retirement property or are concerned about your elderly relatives why not take a look at a retirement village; you’ll be pleasantly surprised!






Fundraising Elves at Richmond Nantwich

31st December 2016

Fundraising Elves at Richmond Nantwich

Recent visitors to Richmond Nantwich may have wondered if they had actually stepped in to Santa’s Grotto as they were greeted by the sight of elves – everywhere! Despite some concerns for Elf & Safety due to the noise from all the bells on their hats, staff spent the day dressed as
these mischievous creatures to help raise money for Alzheimers Society. Even the biscuits and cakes being served at morning coffee had been made to look like the mythical creatures!

“Elf Day” is just one of the fundraising events that staff have organised and was a little more “down to earth” than their recent efforts which included jumping out of planes at a nearby airfield.