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Have you seen our latest Newsletter?

1st July 2016

Have you seen our latest Newsletter?

The latest Richmond Witney Newsletter is now out and as there's so much going on we have had to extend it to 6 pages!

This issue includes articles on our Head of Care Tracy Gardner, our Village Ambassadors, what we've been up to as well as how we turned Witney High Street blue for Dementia Awareness Week...plus why the Prime Minister David Cameron popped in to the marketing Suite!

Download the PDF for an electronic copy or call the marketing suite on 01993 627393 who will be only too pleased to put a copy in the post

Recruitment Fair

1st July 2016

Recruitment Fair

Do you want to make a difference?

We are holding a Recruitment Fair on Thursday July 7th with job opportunities in Care & Hospitality.  However if you are interested in other careers within Richmond Village we would love to see you as well.

We supply full training and apprecticeship accreditation.

Coffee Mornings at Richmond Northampton

4th July 2016

Coffee Mornings at Richmond Northampton

Why not join us at 10.30 am every Monday for a chat over coffee in the yellow lounge.

On occasion, we also have external business attend, such as clothing, jewellery and gifts.

For further information about Richmond Village Northampton or any events, please call our Village Advisers on 01604 432602

Best of British at Richmond Nantwich

8th July 2016

Best of British at Richmond Nantwich


On Friday 8th July, Richmond Nantwich will be celebrating
all things British as a month long diary of activities and events comes to a
close on “Best of British” Day.

Whether it is a Red Phone Box or a good cup of tea; a London
taxi or the Royal Family; a newspaper full of fish and chips or a Town Crier, there
is something that instantly says “British” to us all and we are trying to capture
this throughout the Village and Care Home.

Plans are already underway for a display at the entrance to
the Village and also the grassed area to the rear of the Care Home, with staff
and residents working together to transform the area into a traditional Village
Tea Party resplendent with maypole, giant tea pot and cake stand. Menus are
being planned that reflect British Food at its delicious best - although these
are being kept top secret till the day when the judges arrive!

We are hoping that Richmond Nantwich, who will be competing
with other Richmond Villages, will win the “Best of British” Crown and in true
British style we are asking residents, staff, friends and family to pull
together and create a winning British experience for everyone to enjoy!

There is also a competition that YOU can enter -  then get baking, making and decorating! You can contact the competition organiser Jane-Ann Stubbs by calling 01270 629080 or e mailing jane.stubbs@richmond-villages.com.

The classes are -

1. Summer Garden Flowers

2. My favourite flower

3, A Jar of Homemade Strawberry Jam

4. A Jar of Homemade Lemon Curd

5. A Victoria Sponge Cake on a plate (please ask for recipe)

6. 5 scones on a plate

7. 5 decorated fairy cakes on a plate

8. A cross stitch picture

9. A painting - own original work

10. Best decorated waistcoat

11. A specimen rose in a vase

12. A geranium in a pot


A Midsummer Nights Dream

10th July 2016

A Midsummer Nights Dream

On Sunday the 10th of July we are excited to welcome the Nantwich Players Theatre to perform an open air production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream.

Award winning director Gordon Hamlin is directing the production at The Nantwich Players theatre and extending the run for this very special, one off, openair performance here at the Village.

Tickets will go on sale later in the year via The Nantwich Players website http://www.nantwichplayers.com/. More information will be given once the production is online.


Last Night of the Proms at Royal & Derngate Theatre

17th July 2016

Last Night of the Proms at Royal & Derngate Theatre

Richmond Northampton visit the theatre monthly and today we are going to see the last Night of the Proms at the local Royal & Derngate Theatre.

Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Suppé Light Cavalry Overture
Elgar Enigma Variations: Nimrod
Wood Fantasia On British Sea Songs (Tom Bowling And Hornpipe)
Arne Rule, Britannia!
Parry Jerusalem
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No.1
and many more!

Conductor Gareth Hudson
Soprano Deborah Norman
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Let the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra kickstart your summer with the ultimate British spectacular. The Last Night Of The Derngate Proms extravaganza will be full of pomp and circumstance, celebrating the best of British music, plus many more well-loved classical masterpieces, popular arias and Proms favourites.

Led by conductor and presenter Gareth Hudson, we encourage you to get your Union Jacks ready for what promises to be a world class performance of the music that you know and love, providing the perfect closing to this exciting season.

Art Couture Painswick Festival

17th July 2016

Art Couture Painswick Festival

Richmond Painswick are sponsoring this year's Art Couture Painswick Festival on Sunday 17 July 2016.  Join us in our Victorian Tea Tent for light refreshments and to enjoy the colourful festival.  Richmond Painswick will be there from 11.30 am.


20th July 2016


“The spa at Richmond Painswick has got me back on my feet again - quite literally!”

The loss of one’s independence is one of the greatest dreads facing those in retirement, especially when coupled with reducing mobility.

But many have found the move to a retirement village really can bring on a new lease of life, as Susan Casey discovered when she moved to Richmond Painswick, close to the glorious ‘Cider with Rosie’ valley made famous by poet Laurie Lee in rural Gloucestershire.

Susan Casey, 75, moved to a Village Suite with assisted living at Richmond Painswick eight years ago, and now thoroughly enjoys having full use of the wellness spa and access to a highly experienced team of instructors and physios at the village.

It’s the little things that make a huge difference for Susan, and as well as attending the gym and classes regularly, she has a programme carefully tailored to her which includes an intense walking regime every day to help build her strength and general mobility, and just 10 minutes a day is already having a big impact.

As well as helping her to stay fit and mobile, Susan has also made new friends both within the retirement village and the wider community of Painswick itself.

“I used to ride, ice-skate and play tennis, but I now have some difficulty maintaining my balance, so I also practice tai chi within a general fitness programme,” says Susan.

“Going to the spa has really helped me feel part of the wider community, and enjoy life to the full,” she adds.

“Getting her strength back has made such a huge difference to Susan,” says Simone Clifford, fitness professional at the Richmond wellness spa, “while also helping her to gain both confidence and independence, it’s been wonderful to see.  Going to the spa has quite literally got her back on her feet again.”

Richmond Witney Time for a Cuppa & Cake

20th July 2016

Richmond Witney Time for a Cuppa & Cake

Join us at our 'Life at Richmond Villages' coffee mornings

Why not come along for a cuppa & cake on Wednesday 20th July at 10:30am - 12 noon

At Witney Lakes Resort, Downs Road, Witney OX29 0SY

Wendy Middleton,Community Relations Manager at Richmond Witney, will be talking about the hospitality function at Richmond Witney.

If you're interested in food,drink & merriment, this one's for you!

These coffee mornings are FREE to attend, but so that we can give the venue an idea of numbers, we would appreciate it if you could let us know if you are intending to come along.

Book your place call Mark Young  Tel 01993 768557


Meet the Manager

26th July 2016

Richmond Aston on Trent invite you to join us at the Marketing Suite  for coffee and cake on Tuesday morning 26th July when we shall be delighted to introduce and welcome our new Village Manager Joanne Wilson.

All are welcome although seats are limited! There’s no need to book, just come along after 10am and join in!  We look forward to seeing you.

Richmond Painswick celebrate 'Best of British'

29th July 2016

Richmond Painswick celebrate 'Best of British'


Irrespective of any referendum vote, the staff and residents of Richmond Retirement Village in Painswick are set to demonstrate what being British means to them at their Best of British Day and Annual Summer Fayre on Friday 29 July!

 Following a delicious lunch, which naturally includes Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding, and prior to the Annual Summer Fayre which commences at 3.00pm,  the Village is set to resound to the strains of Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory during a recital for residents and close family by the renowned baritone singer Chris Hall.

There is a great buzz about Richmond Village as staff and residents combine efforts to enjoy this midsummer event that illustrates and demonstrates what ‘Best of British’ means to them. The day will commence with a traditional display of Morris Dancing and later, the resident chef, Oliver Kyte will demonstrate his prowess by competing with other Richmond Villages across the country in their version of the Great British Bake Off. Will Painswick Village deliver the very best traditional Victoria Sandwich in the land? Visitors to the Summer Fayre  which takes place in the afternoon will no doubt have an opinion as it is set to be served up for afternoon tea along with other traditional tea time favourites.

The Best of British Day will be formally opened by Village Manager Bev Ingram who will be honoured to welcome Dame Janet Trotter, Lord Lieutenant of Gloucester. Dame Janet has been to Richmond before and has been invited back by popular demand to talk to the residents about what being British means to her.

Another contribution to the day which will add style and grace to this wonderful setting at Painswick, will be the lovely flower arrangements, made by the residents under the guidance of Katherine Kear who is a gold medal winner at Chelsea.

The Annual Summer Fayre, with a wide range of attractions including ice cream and Punch and Judy in our very own ‘seaside garden’ commences at 3.00pm. A warm welcome is extended to all from 3.00pm and with a red carpet welcome for everyone who comes, the day is set to be the Very Best of British!

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