Walking in a winter wonderland

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Recently we took a trip to the Whitehall Garden Centre to admire the beautiful Christmas displays.

Our residents at Riversway Nursing Home had a good look round the award winning Christmas shops and interacted with the reindeer and all the seasonal displays, they all really enjoyed having a good old browse around and Jeanette said she especially enjoyed looking at the trains and the enlightened villages!

After a trip around all the departments and the garden centre we admired the beautiful decorations once more and felt more Christmassy than ever!

 


 

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Christmas preparations and biscuit making was lots of fun

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Singing, getting the decorations ready and biscuit making are just a couple of nice fun things to do at this festive and celebratory time of the year!

We put on a biscuit making session for those who wanted to get involved in doing the tasty treats.

Rolled out the ingredients and made star shaped shortbreads, sprinkled with a little sugar they were delicious, and we had lots of fun.

 


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Floral festivities get underway at Riversway

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A wonderful and festive flower display making workshop was delivered to residents at Riversway Nursing Home.

 

We listened to Susan the florist and took tips on how to create the perfect Christmas centre piece.

 

The workshop was extremely enjoyable and interactive, we smelled the different types of flowers and foliage and contributed to where we thought the pieces would look good.

 

With golden baubles and a lovely red candle, we decided that we created the perfect Christmassy look.

 

Everyone who took part in the workshop received a button hole flower arrangement with Ethel and Monica opting for a red coronation.

 

Everyone enjoyed their time talking about different flowers and the winner of the raffle was Betty who won the centre piece.


 

Dementia Care champions get more training

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Our dementia care champions at Riversway Nursing Home recently took part in a training session organised by our dementia friends co-ordinators Jo and Sam.

The dementia friend’s session are to take place every month and will be accessible to our local community.

Jo and Sam highlight topics such as understanding and supporting a person with dementia, as well as the practical impact of dementia and the psychological and emotional impact of the condition.

There’s also important advice given out to carers, enabling them to look after themselves when they are supporting someone with dementia.

These dementia awareness sessions are vital and we will ensure that we receive the most up-to-date training and relevant news to enable us to share with our staff and local community.


For further information please get in touch on 0117 955 5758 or visit the Dementia Friends website www.dementiafriends.org.uk


 

Riversway care duo honoured

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Members of staff at Bristol’s Riversway Nursing Home have been named among the best in the region at a top award ceremony.

 

Staff from the home, part of the national Springhill Care Group, were finalists in a total of seven award categories at the South West Care Awards, and walked away with two prizes at a ceremony held in Bristol.

 

Shannon Sheppard was named winner of The Dignity in Care Award, and Victoria Fosuah The Dementia Carer Award.

 

Joan Comprado had also been shortlisted for The Good Nurse Award, Liz Hahn for The Care Newcomer Award, Trudy Palmer for The Care Innovator Award and Julie Fowler for The Care Home Worker Award.

 

Jakki Whitehead, a specialist Admiral Nurse based at Riversway, said: “Everybody did so well and truly deserved the recognition.

 

“This is the second year in a row that a carer from Riversway has won The Dementia Carer Award. On top of that, Shannon who was named Dignity in Care Award winner, is also a trained Dementia Champion which shows we really are leading the way and, as a specialist in dementia care, makes me very proud.”

 

Regional winners will go on to the national finals which are due to be held in March 2019.

 

Meanwhile, Riversway’s sister homes in Lancashire have also been nominated for a number of awards in the North West regional awards. Springhill Care Home in Accrington is shortlisted in six categories, Birch Green in Skelmersdale in seven, and the group for a further title.

 

The North West regional awards take place on Saturday, November 24 in Manchester.


 

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