Bringing the beach to Riversway

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With the hot summer days now behind us, we decided to bring the beach to Riversway.


A group of residents spent time painting beach huts and creating a little beach scene near a window.


It was a lovely activity and lots of memories were brought back of beaches and experiences from their younger days.





Decorating our forget me not cafe

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Riversway’s Forget Me Not Café will next open its doors on September 29, and we’ve already begun getting ready for the big day.


Residents had the inspiration of decorating paper teapots and cupcakes to give our café a theme, as a cosy place to meet up and enjoy a brew.


During one of our occupational activities we also spent time folding napkins to give them attractive shapes – residents Leena, Betty and Dorothy folded many, many napkins to help us.


The café will run from 10.30am to 12noon. For more information ask a member of Riversway’s staff.


*Information leaflet attached below 


To view more photographs of our paper teapots and previous cafe afternoons, click HERE to view them on our Facebook page



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A vote for our artists

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Artwork by some of our residents has been on display at Bristol Central Library as part of a celebration of age.

The event, run by Age UK in Bristol and Bristol City Council, encouraged people over 50 to submit artwork which would be displayed in the library foyer and entrance in a bid to break down stereotypes surrounding older people.

Visitors to the library were encouraged to pick their favourites ahead of a presentation at City Hall.

Artwork by Riversway’s residents Marianne and Sheila was included in the display, and while they didn’t win, it was great to get involved.

We’d like to say a special thanks to Riversway’s own artist, Roland, who helped the creative pair in their efforts, and to all the local artists and students that have worked with us over the years, helping to inspire and support creativity.

We also like to thank Marina and Joachin from Germany for sending through their photos of their visit to the library with Marianne to view her art work.

Everyone is looking forward to seeing the artwork hanging on Riversway’s walls now the competition is over.




To view more of our art work on display, please click HERE (Our Facebook page) 


Cheese on the menu at Riversway

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Riversway’s talented chef, Simon, offered to help us arrange a cheese tasting session for residents.


We served up tasty treats from countries including the UK and France, and of course some wine as the perfect accompaniment.


The activity went down very well with everyone and there were clean plates all round afterwards.



Bonding through massage therapy

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A recent therapy session saw one of our residents, Dennis, enjoy a sensory session that enabled him to spend quality relaxation time with his wife.


The activity involved a number of residents who enjoyed the therapy session which included massage, relaxation and rejuvenating mud masks.


Dennis’ wife joined us for the activity and connected with her husband through a gentle massage – a nice moment for us all to remind everyone that families can have a real healing effect.


We all enjoyed seeing the faces of the residents as they enjoyed the sessions




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Riversway Nursing Home
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