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Local school spreads Christmas Cheer

3rd January 2017

Local school spreads Christmas Cheer

Sometimes something happens that stops you in your tracks and makes you remember just what Christmas is all about, and this has happened thanks to the wonderful children of Leighton Academy in Crewe. 60 Handmade Christmas Cards have been delivered to our Residents from the children of Year 3 after they watched the Alzheimer's Society Maninthemoon advert with their teacher Siobhan Newton (who also happens to be the daughter of our Chef Anna Newton ). The children talked about people who are lonely at Christmas and about others who may not get visitors and this is what they decided to do.

What can we say? Thank you doesn't seem enough! You have made us all smile - A LOT! HAPPY CHRISTMAS from everyone at Richmond Village Nantwich.


More Christmas Cheer from local schoolchildren

3rd January 2017

More Christmas Cheer from local schoolchildren

Residents at Richmond Nantwich were both surprised and delighted to receive an envelope full of Chrismas cards and messages from pupils at local Malbank School and 6th Form College.

From individual cards to hand written messages, the kindness and thoughtfulness of the students was very much appreciated by everyone in the Care Home and Village.


Festive Fundraising Fun at Richmond Nantwich

3rd January 2017

Festive Fundraising Fun at Richmond Nantwich

For the past few years our lovely Housekeeper Margaret has organised a "Christmas Jumper Day" inviting staff to wear their favourite Christmas Jumpesr in aid of local children's charity Hope House.

This has now been combined with an old tradition in the Village of doing a congo around the Care Home and Grounds resulting in "The Christmas Jumper Congo!".

With such fun events and festive cheer the Christmas spirit is very much alive & singing in Richmond Village Nantwich.


Keeping warm this winter!

15th January 2017

Keeping warm this winter!

The government's advice on getting ready for winter aims to reduce cold-related illness and deaths. Key tips include:

Try to keep your home warm. Keep your main living room at around 18-21°C (65-70°F). If you can’t heat all the rooms you use, heat the living room during the day and the bedroom just before you go to sleep. You can also use a hot-water bottle or electric blanket (but not both at the same time) to keep warm while you're in bed.

Eat well. Food is a vital source of energy, which helps to keep your body warm. Try to make sure that you have hot meals and drinks regularly throughout the day and keep active in the home if you can.

Wrap up warm, inside and out. Layer your clothing to stay warm and wear shoes with a good grip if you need to go outside. If possible, stay inside during a cold period if you have heart or respiratory problems.

Check on older neighbours or relatives to make sure they're safe and well. Make sure they're warm enough, especially at night, and have stocks of food and medicines so they don't need to go out during very cold weather. If you're worried about a relative or an elderly neighbour, contact your local council or ring the Age UK helpline on 0800 00 99 66.


The joy of watching a great movie

16th January 2017

The joy of watching a great movie

Everyone loves to watch a classic movie – it gives us the feeling of nostalgia and helps us escape back to the first time we watched it. 

Richmond Northampton organised a dementia friendly screening at their local independent cinema but with all the conventional cinema rules thrown out. 

The special movie screenings at the Errol Flynn Filmhouse is open to all members of the public, but particularly focused on welcoming those living with dementia to enjoy a classic film in a relaxed and supportive environment. 

Everything is tailored to the needs of the people living with dementia, with the cinema room a little more lit and the volume turned lower to make the experience more enjoyable. The films are also free of adverts and trailers. Everyone is encouraged to treat the cinema like their living room, moving freely between the seats as they wish. A number of people knit while their watching their favourite film too. 

Chris Rayatt, Head of Activities, recently organised a visit to watch High Society – the classic American musical comedy film starring Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.
 
Chris said: “We were first aware of the idea a few months ago when it was advertised in our local paper. We have since visited the cinema on three occasions as the screenings are once every other month. We saw an opportunity to offer our residents living with dementia a way to relax and escape from their daily routines. It’s a good way for them to share time with their friends and family in a place where they can feel safe in their surroundings. Everyone has personal memories associated with films and it’s a great way to rekindle these for those living with dementia.”

He added: “The impact of these activities has meant that residents living at the Village are able to live as part of the wider community, improving their quality of life. This is an example of putting our Person First approach into care. The feedback has been so great that we’ve decided to run visits for every available show at the film house.”




Eric Morecambes daughter presents talk at Richmond Bede Village

17th January 2017

Eric Morecambes daughter presents talk at Richmond Bede Village

Please join us in January for an evening with Eric Morecambe’s daughter, Gail Stuart who will be presenting “LIFE WITH DAD!” 

Tuesday 17th January at 7.30pm 

Join us for supper at 6.30pm in the Windsor Restaurant; Pan fried chicken breast in a creamy mushroom & white wine sauce with sauté potatoes & green beans, followed by Mandarin Cheesecake & cream. Gail will begin her talk at 7.30pm. 

Cost is £7.00 per person and £5.00 per person for those on a food package.

Booking and payment required at Reception by Monday 15th January please (non refundable). Friends and family are also welcome.




Charity begins at Home

19th January 2017

Charity begins at Home

We are pleased to announce the following organisations benefited from our charitable efforts at Richmond Northampton in 2016.

AGE UK, Alzheimer's Society, Street Angels, Cynthia Spencer Hospice, Macmillan Nurses, Northants Carers, Air Ambulance, First Responders, Faraway Children's Charity, Children in Need
We collected Easter Eggs, Clothing, Teddy Bears, Knitted jumpers, unwanted gifts and furniture.
total of £2,471 in money raised from events, raffles, from quiz nights and events.

Sunday Service Collections -
A major part of our donations are given to “world vision” to which we sponsor a boy in Myanmar, Burma. We send a monthly donation and also sent donations for his community and answered World vision appeals for extra “if we can”.
We also supported the following –
Northampton Food Bank from Harvest Festival, Christian aid week, Oxfam Appeal, The Arch Bishop of Canterbury Mustard Seed, Air Ambulance week, Street Child, Crisis at Christmas & Donations to local churches who provide us with services.

Our total donation at Sunday services is £2,282
Our total for money raised at events is £2,471

Grand Total for 2016 £4,753


Thank you to everyone that supported our fund raising events in 2016.


Consider a relaxing break at Richmond Bede Village

21st January 2017

Consider a relaxing break at Richmond Bede Village

We all need a break...

WOULDN’T IT BE NICE TO FIND A HOLIDAY LOCATION FREE OF STRESS, AND ABLE TO PROVIDE THAT LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA SUPPORT NEEDED?

Sometimes the prospect of a holiday at a conventional hotel just isn’t quite suitable. The difference with Richmond Retreats is the reassurance that we have a care team on site 24 hours a day who can provide bespoke care packages by prior arrangement.

To find out more about our site in Warwickshire, please call them on 024 76645544.


Follow Richmond Bede Village on Facebook & Twitter

22nd January 2017

Follow Richmond Bede Village on Facebook & Twitter

You can follow Richmond Bede Village on Twitter and Facebook...

To find us on Twitter simply search - @RVCov

To find us on Facebook simply search - Richmond Bede

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Burns Night Celebrations at Richmond Northampton

25th January 2017

Burns Night Celebrations at Richmond Northampton

Richmond Northampton will be hosting its annual Burns Night celebration in the village restaurant.

The evening commences at 6.00pm with drinks in the Bar and the special of the day is a Hot Toddy.  A three course traditional Scottish meal will be served from 7.00pm onwards.

The Haggis will be piped in by a local bagpipe player and we will toast the Haggis and take part in the traditional stabbing of the haggis.

After dinner we will be entertained by bagpipe playing along with Robert Burns’s poetry.

 


New Year New Job at Richmond Witney Retirement Village

31st January 2017

New Year New Job at Richmond Witney Retirement Village

All New RGNs get:

£1,000 joining bonus or relocation package up to £1,000

Competitive salary with night allowances, flexible shifts and 33 days annual holiday allowance,
inclusive of bank holidays

Payment of annual NMC fees and support through your re-validation

A commitment to your ongoing clinical career with our Portfolio Pathway

Staff benefits such as weekly offers and discounts with major retailers

Join us for a coffee and let us show you around our beautiful new state-of-the-art retirement village.

To find out more contact Steve Brennan
Call: 07714 916825 or Email:
steven.brennan@bupa.com or
Visit:
www.richmond-villages.com/jobs




Taster Session at Richmond Bede Villages

31st January 2017

Taster Session at Richmond Bede Villages

We are constantly trying to improve our service provided at Richmond Bede Village. Yesterday we held a taster session for residents requiring a soft or pureed diet.

Believe it or not, but both of the dishes pictured are part of the pureed / soft menu?! We aim to make our mealss look as much like its dish as possible!

Cottage Pie, broccoli, carrots and peas

 

Chicken breast , broccoli and carrots



For further information about our food or any other services at Richmond Bede Village, please call us on 024 76645544.



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