A healthy activity

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At Springhill we understand the importance of a healthy diet and making sure that fresh fruit and veg are always available.


So at Riversway Nursing Home recently we took part in a great activity which centered around a fruit and veg box!


We were supplied with the box full of fresh fruit and veg including apples, pumpkins, beetroots, carrots, cobnuts, tomatoes and blueberries.


The donation came from a local company The French Garden Ltd and its managing director David Foster, along with Martin Fry – father of Kristy, our activities coordinator.


We then spent time talking about what the produce was, and reminiscing about memories they brought up, along with sensory exploration and taking in the smells and feel of the fruit and veg.


We spoke about recipes and the properties of the food, and residents recalled funny stories and memories.


One, Joan Jefferies, told us how interesting and beautiful it was to see the display, as she remembered her mother cooking and preparing dinner.





Poetry at Riversway

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A group of residents and staff gathered in one of Riversway’s lounges for a creative writing session recently.


The group took it in turns to help craft poems about autumn and animals, with staff making notes.


It was a great session and it was lovely to hear some of the results.



What lifts you up?

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At Riversway Nursing Home our approach to care has always been person-centred.


To that end we regularly organise activities and trips out – recent visits have even included a boat trip.


But sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference.


For Hazel it was a trip to the ‘hair salon’ at the home. For Bob it’s keeping routines and dreaming of winning the lottery! He hopes to buy a boat, but in the meantime he is happy just thinking of his favourite cup of tea he always has in the afternoon.


Meanwhile for Ted, it’s a chat over a cup of coffee or a frothy cappuccino in a sunny spot outside. During a recent conversation Ted told us about his favourite memories and pointed out all the beautiful things visible from the garden.



In memory of Joyce

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Riversway Nursing Home now has a lovely new bench taking pride of place in the garden.


The bench was donated by Mr Williams in loving memory of his wife, Joyce, a resident at Riversway for 2-3 months earlier in the year.


Mr Williams is also planning to visit with a small plaque for the bench when he visits to attend our Forget Me Not Café.


The café has been very helpful to him, and he reports that the time spent chatting about Joyce has been a ‘relief’ and ‘very effective’ leading him to continue to be involved in, and support, Riversway.


This is wonderful to hear and we’ll all remember Joyce fondly as we use the new bench.



Congratulations to Joel

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We’d all like to say congratulations to Joel Awe, a registered nurse here at Riversway Nursing Home, after he graduated from a course taken through the University of Liverpool.


Joel joined Riversway in October 2016, starting as one of our ‘bank’ of staff, and now he works full time as the senior nurse for the night team.


He successfully completed Master of Public Health qualification and graduated earlier this year in a special ceremony.


Well done Joel from all of us here at Riversway.



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