Northampton Activities and Events
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.
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Every Saturday morning at 10:30am in the Function Room we have an active Table Tennis group.
Everyone is more than welcome to come along and play, most games are played one to one but some double games are also taking place.
If you would like to attend please call Head of Activites Christopher Rayatt on 01604 432635.
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!
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!
This month we have many new groups and activity sessions starting and today we have a group called “Crossword Hour ”
The group will meet weekly and today’s session will be in the Coffee shop with Tea & coffee provided.
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!
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.
Phoenix Cards will be holding a stall in our Reception area this morning from 10am onwards.
Selling a large range of greetings cards for any special occasion as well as gift wrap and other items
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!
Today we are listening to the music of the Three Tenors released in December 2016 residents will enjoy an afternoon of classical music and songs from the shows.
Please join us in the Yellow Lounge at 2:30pm
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.
Richmond Northampton residents, Staff & Friends of the Village got together in autumn 2016 and decided to put together a choir for Christmas.
the choir was a complete success so the we are now rehearsing for a summer concert.
Rehearsal dates are -
Tuesday 4th April at 4pm
Tuesday 18th April at 4pm
Everyone is welcome to attend!
please contact Chris Rayatt, Head of Activities on 01604 432635 for more details.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01604 432602/606
We have a variety of social groups that meet at Richmond Northampton and today we have our Gin & Tonic social evening followed by entertainment.
Entertainment this evening is with piano duet "Four by Two" four hands on one piano from 7pm in the Restaurant.
Please join us from 6pm onwards at the restaurant Bar