Autumn inspires poetry at Riversway

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The changing of the season has inspired our residents at Riversway Nursing Home to get creative.

Recently we held an activity which saw a group spend time enjoying a tasty hot chocolate while composing a seasonal poem. Dexter the cat even joined in for cuddles.

Below is the poem for readers to enjoy themselves:

Autumn brings in the rustic colours
Under the leaves
The hedge hogs are stirring
Umbrellas are ready
Many berries falling
Nights closing in.

Leavers turning colours
Evenings getting shorter
Animals hibernating
Very cold nights
Every squirrel collecting nuts
Swallows come in spring and fly away in Autumn.


Weaving our magic at Riversway

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Riversway took part in a community event recently that saw residents contribute to an art project.


Local artist Bella Bong from In Bristol studio visited Riversway Nursing Home so residents could participate in the weaving project, adding memories of the local area via a loom.


The traditional piece of work is being added to by the whole community, and will even be exhibited as part of the popular Festival of Making in the city.


The opportunity was made possible by Riversway’s partnership with local charity Alive and their project Making Pals, which works with care providers to help enrich the lives of older people as well as offer training to carers.



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SunLife garden project

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Local financial organisation SunLife has been doing a spot of gardening for Riversway.


The work has been carried out in aid of the Making Pals campaign, a project run by the Bristol-based Alive charity, which helps to build meaningful relationships between care homes and communities.


SunLife specialises in life insurance for over 50s, and volunteered to help Riversway in ‘the big clean up’ – assisting Helen, our gardener at Riversway, by refreshing the entrance, cleaning the car park and tidying areas at the back of the building.


The support from SunLife has been invaluable to Riversway, thanks to everyone who gave us a helping hand – you’re welcome to visit anytime.



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Celebrating Harvest Festival

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Riversway Nursing Home recently shared a beautiful harvest festival service with Deacon Mark from our local parish church.


Residents, their family members and staff all came together to enjoy the traditional service where they each donated food gifts to help local people at the Crisis Minister Centre on Stapleton Road, Bristol.


Riversway has been donating to the foodbank for the past two years and hopes to continue supporting them.


Amongst the food donated were tins of vegetables, beans and fruit, crackers, fruit juice, pasta and rice.


Food is being collected until the end of September, if anyone is visiting Riversway and would like to add to the collection please ask a member of staff for more information.


We hope the food will help lots of people during the autumn and winter season and we'd like to thank everyone who helped make the festival service special and have already donated.



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On the boat with Riversway

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It was all hands on deck recently for residents from Riversway Nursing Home.

A group of residents and staff took to the water at Baltic Wharf in Bristol with support from the All Aboard Watersports Centre, who made the trip really enjoyable.

After getting kitted out in life vests and following a briefing from the crew, the team spent time enjoying the water and seeing the sights surrounding the marina, they watched people learning to sail and paddle board and they commented ‘it was amazing to see’.

Joyce and Monica reminisced about when they used to go on holiday on the cruise ships and they also talked about when the S.S Great Britain returned home to Bristol to dry dock in the 70’s, it was all fascinating to listen to.

It was a relaxing sunny day out and afterwards when it started to become a little bit chilly, we stopped off at a local pub for a good old fish & chip supper washed down with a nice warm cuppa.

It was a great adventure and we are looking forward to going again next year.


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