A number of our team from Riversway recently attended at job fair at Colston Hall, Bristol, to make young people aware of what career pathways are available at our nursing home.
We joined more than 30 other organisations to demonstrate what is on offer and talked to a number of people who may be interested in working with us as a career in the care industry.
Jan Wilkins, Operations Director at Riversway, said: “We have a range of work here at Riversway and we are always looking for the right people across all age ranges and skills so our message is please submit your CV if you think you may be suitable and we will always take a look.”
Riversway Nursing Home pulled out all the stops to mark Remembrance Sunday.
There were poppies everywhere, and posters decorated by residents themselves along with a special poem written for the occasion (see below). Our volunteer Ian even taught us how to dance the polka and waltz.
The posters featured memories of 1939-45 including pictures of food available at the time, along with typical wartime scenes and singing star Vera Lynn.
One poster was produced entirely by one of our residents, George, with our volunteer Gill. Two weeks in the making, this project combined George’s passions for writing and history.
The Riversway poem – ‘I remember the poppy field’ – in full:
Sirens roaring so shelter we took,
Loved ones we lost but will never forget.
We will always remember the kindness we shared.
Military men we honour now are always in our thoughts.
We will wear the poppy with pride.
I remember when the war was over people jumping for joy,
The dark times were over, time to rebuild our lives.
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