Serious games workshop

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Last week, Riversway activity coordinators and Matt Nolan, management intern, had the opportunity to get involved with an international Erasmus+ Ad-Gaming project, ‘Serious Games’, to support Alzheimer's research.

 

As one of ten care homes to be selected, Riversway was chosen to take part due to already providing a fantastic wellbeing programme for residents.

 

The Ad-Gaming project has been designed due to preliminary research which has highlighted that games can improve the cognitive function amongst people who have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Being part of this pilot project means the home can help researchers test which games work well for people with Alzheimers. At the same time, it will provide cognitively stimulating activities for residents which may help to reduce the rate of functional decline and support enhanced quality of life, social inclusion and wellbeing in people living with Alzhiemers.

 

The programme also allows experienced Riversway employees to share their knowledge and experience of working directly with residents who have the condition.

 


We are looking forward to seeing the results of the pilot project over the next few months when it will be rolled out across the country.


 

Forget me not cafe

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Last month Riversway Nursing Home invited residents and their family members to join the monthly meeting in the new ‘Forget Me Not Café.’

 

The meeting was held on the terrace of the Riversway garden which is now full of new chairs, tables and parasols to keep guests at the café cool during the summer months.

 

Everyone relaxed throughout the afternoon, enjoying cups of tea, fabulous cakes and delicious scones which left everyone full before they went home.

 

Thank you to everyone involved with the café and to Matt Nolan, Management Intern for helping with refreshments on the day – everyone really enjoyed the afternoon.

 


 Contact Riversway Nursing Home on 01179 555758 for further information on our next next Forget Me Not Café date


 

Riversway water fights and paddling pools

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The weather has been so hot lately that Riversway Nursing Home staff have thoughtfully been thinking of fun ways to keep residents cool in the heat.

 

Throughout the day the staff filled up paddling pools for the residents to relax and cool their feet in outside. At the other side of the garden, resident Marianne and activities coordinator Kristy ended up getting soaked after a bucket appeared filled with water balloons.

 

Marianne was determined to get staff members wet as she threw the balloons and started a water fight.

 

Everyone had a good laugh as they watched the events unfold – it’s safe to say Marianne had to go and dry off after fun filled afternoon.


 

Lunch by the river

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A recent trip saw a party from Riversway Nursing Home visit the famous SS Great Britain attraction in Bristol.      

 

As well as exploring the famous ship, we enjoyed lunch by the river and cooling off in the heat in the café afterwards with ice lollies all round.


 

Fishing in the sun

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Alive, the organisation which works to connect communities with care homes, planned an amazing day for us recently.

 

Resident George spent the day fishing at a local lake, catching eight roach. The weather was fantastic and the company was lovely.

 

It was George’s first time fishing, and he loved the experience – made even better by a cold pint of cider on the way home. He told us he’d had a lovely day, ‘it was the best!’

 

Thanks to Emma from Alive for organising the day. To learn more about Alive on their website click HERE


 

To view more photographs on our Facebook page click HERE


 

 

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