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Richmond Villages - Caring for you

Each village has its own event organiser and a varied program of events and activities to suit all interests. Please see below for news of all our events activities at Northampton Village.

Please download the PDF for the latest activities and events programme for Northampton.

1st April 2017

Morning at Thrift Farm

Morning at Thrift Farm

This morning Residents went to Thrift Farm in Milton Keynes.

Starting with a Coffee in the very delightful Café with home made cakes and scones.

Residents had a chance to meet all the animals on the farm but a delight was seeing lambs only hours old.

A very enjoyable morning!

3rd April 2017

Sing A Long with Mary Poppins

Sing A Long with Mary Poppins

Join us for an afternoon Sing A Long with Mary Poppins!

This is a Dementia Friendly viewing meaning that the lights will be left on low and residents are encouraged to sing a long with the music, song sheets provided as well as pop corn and ice creams!

11th April 2017

Ladies Group - Richmond Northampton

Ladies Group - Richmond Northampton

Richmond Ladies Group.

The ladies meet every week  at 7pm in the Coffee Shop near Reception.

The Group was requested by a small number of ladies who said they would like someone to chat to in the evenings and had originally started by visiting each other in the apartments but the group was so popular they now meet in the comfort of the Richmond Coffee shop.

Husbands are allowed!

 

11th April 2017

Living Egg Experience at Richmond Northampton

Living Egg Experience at Richmond Northampton

Eggs delivered today with all the equipment set up by the company. www.livingeggs.co.uk

It is a 12 day experience starting with hatching the eggs, taking care of the new chicks until they are collected. The experience encourages social interaction, stimulates memories, reduces any stress levels and loneliness, therapeutic and will bring joy to everyone looking after our little chicks.

 

12th April 2017

Richmond Northampton Easter Cake Making

Richmond Northampton Easter Cake Making

Easter Cake Making

On Wednesday 12th April at 2:30pm in the Craft Room Richmond Northampton will be making Easter Cakes.

A popular yearly activity where residents take part in making their own Easter Cake.

All ingredients are weighed and measured by Activity co-ordinator Christopher Rayatt and residents have the option of cooking their own cake or leaving to be baked at Richmond.

The afternoon is usually very lively and very much fun!

Tea/Coffee is available but why have a coffee when you can have a Sherry with a Hot Cross Bun!

17th April 2017

Knitted Chicks for Easter

Knitted Chicks for Easter

Marie Curie is one of the Richmond Northampton chosen charities for the year.  Hazel Kitchener a resident at Northampton had the idea to knit Easter Chicks for charity.  Chris Rayatt the Head of Activities then organized his knitters to embark on this kitting project.

Ann Nutt aged 99, helped Chris to sew the eyes on half of them and Chris sewed them all up added eyes to the rest and all the beaks.

Chris Rayatt (Head of Activities) said “Many of our Residents have been knitting together.  Lots of Residents who used to knit for their children and grandchildren said they dusted off their needles and started knitting again. It’s been fantastic to be part of a very worthwhile cause.”

Claire Fry (Senior Village Adviser) said “this has been a wonderful Easter experience; the interest on social media has been phenomenal, we sold out of chicks within a week.  Marie Curie is close to many people’s hearts, we even had a lady living in London requested 6 on Face Book, her response:  Thank you so much. I will send you a cheque tomorrow but I will send a donation to Marie curie as well as I lost my lovely Dad to cancer nearly three years ago and my mum to dementia last September. I had Marie curie care for my mum as well in her final days. Thank you again.

A total of 158 chicks were knitted, selling @ £1.50 each, raising a total of £290.00 as many people made an extra donation as it was for Marie Curie.




20th April 2017

Tea Dance at Richmond Northampton

Tea Dance at Richmond Northampton

Tea Dance is held fortnightly in the restaurant with professional dance tutors John and Sharon Brookes.

Residents thoroughly enjoy the dances and have improved on their moves tremendously since starting in June 2011. We have many ladies that attend but are always in need of more male dance partners, so please come along.

Tea, coffee and cake served at 3:30pm for only £2.50 per person.

If you are interested in maybe taking part in any of our Tea Dance afternoon then please call 01604 432635 and speak to Christopher Rayatt-Howard.

21st April 2017

#TheMightyQuiz

#TheMightyQuiz

On the 27th April @ 7.00pm Richmond Northampton is taking part in THE MIGHTY QUIZ fundraising for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Teams of 6, £2 per person £1 to go in the pot for the winners and £1 to Alzheimer’s Research UK.

The Mighty Quiz unites teams to tackle trivia, crack conundrums and face physical feats – it’s a quiz for everyone. There will also be a charity raffle and sweepstake.

If you would like to enter a team please email claire.fry@richmond-villages.com or telephone 01604 432602/606