Printing with Becky

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We love doing new things at Riversway Nursing Home and recently when we had our planned art activity with Becky, we decided to ‘set up shop’ outdoors.

It was such a beautiful day and being outside was very fitting for what we were going to be working on, so it didn’t take us long to move everything onto the sheltered patio area.

We had an amazing afternoon designing and creating two printed banners for our garden, how lovely do they look?  We really enjoyed choosing what shapes and colours to use and then we stamped the shapes of birds, boats, buckets and spades to our hearts content, it was very therapeutic and very rewarding.                        

Printing with Becky is a great fun and we look forward to her next visit very soon.

 

Ps:  Check out the photo of Becky in front of our banners, how lovely is her hand printed dress?

 


 

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A history trip to Clevedon Pier

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This month a small group of inquisitive Riversway residents went on an exciting learning journey, discovering lots of interesting facts about the famous Clevedon Pier.

 

Our ladies and gentlemen enjoyed a presentation from Clevedon Pier Heritage Trust in which they talked about the history of the Victorian pier and how it’s currently being preserved.

 

Clevedon Pier, situated by the beautiful seaside town of Clevedon is the only grade one listed pier which you can visit in England - this made everyone at the home extremely excited to have a day trip there following the informative presentation about its history.

 

As our residents and staff team looked out over the view at the pier they reminisced about their own seaside experiences as youngsters.

 

Thank you to everyone at the Pier Heritage Trust for making the experience a memorable one – we all really enjoy learning new things.

 


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Teenager takeover

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Teenagers from across the country joined together to take over the activities calendar at Riversway Nursing Home.

 

As part of the National Citizen Service (NCS), 15 to 17 year olds get together over the school holidays to build new skills and take on new challenges.

 

More than 400,000 young adults take part in the initiative each year where they undertake four phases including adventure, discovery, social action and celebration.

 

Riversway are proud to be part of the social action phase which allows a group of youngsters the chance to come into the home and deliver a community project.

 

This year the teens supported the activities calendar which saw them get involved with afternoon tea, ball games, one to one sessions, a bbq, seated salsa and other fitness classes.

 

Thank you to the teenagers who volunteered throughout the week at Riversway Nursing Home, you made a huge difference and lifted everyone’s spirits.


 

Riversway Nursing Home teams up with wellbeing specialist

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Riversway Nursing Home has partnered up with a leading specialist to enhance the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of its residents.

 

Riversway, part of Springhill Care Group, will work with Oomph! Wellness to implement a wellness project and deliver a range of activities for residents with a focus on positively changing the impact of ageing.

 

Employees at each home will attend development sessions which aims to enhance activity provision for residents, while an exercise leadership in care settings course, endorsed by Active IQ, will also be undertaken by Springhill’s lifestyle team to allow staff to run inclusive exercise sessions.

 

Oomph! Wellness was set up in 2011 and works to improve the wellbeing of care home residents and older adults in communities.

 

Photo left to right - Matt Hamblin Senior Business Manager at Oomph,  Donna Briggs Managing Director - Springhill Care,  Parita Doshi Client Services & Impact Director at Oomph, Christine Stevens  Associate Director of Communications and Development  -Springhill Care.Donna Briggs, Managing Director at Springhill Care Group said: “Springhill aims to provide a life not just a service with a focus on enhancing the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of our residents. Over the next few months, Springhill will start to implement a whole-home wellbeing culture which will see all of our staff getting involved in some way.

 

“We look forward to our residents feeling the benefits of our partnership with Oomph! as we work to further develop our person-centred service, complete with a range of fun activities.”

 

Matt Hamblin, Senior Business Manager at Oomph! said: “Our team of dedicated experts will work closely with the Springhill team to positively change the impact of ageing and provide innovative exercise and activity solutions, as well as a range of workshops and trips out.”

 

“Working with Riversway gives us the opportunity to enhance the lives of people living in care homes - no matter how old they are, we can ensure they live a full life, for life.”

 

Oomph! Wellness will also be working with the other care homes operated by Springhill Care Group around the country including; Birch Green Care Home, Skelmersdale and Springhill Care Home in Accrington.


 

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.


 

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