Maypole and Morris dancing

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May has come around so quickly this year but it does mean we can get our dancing shoes on!

 

At the beginning of May, Riversway Nursing Home celebrated with a traditional May dance session with a Morris dance teacher. The teacher taught us a few moves before sharing a particular favourite with the residents – a seated maypole routine.

 

Our home was filled with colour, music and laughter while residents danced away. As the dance came to an end there was a real buzz in the air – Our ladies and gentlemen all enjoyed the maypole dancing, some even said it was their favourite type of dance.

 


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Students gain an insight into care

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Medical students from the University of Bristol spent time at Riversway Nursing Home to gain an insight into dementia care and other topics.

 

The students spent two days learning, with time spent with Riversway’s experts including Lisa Hodge-Dean, dementia carer, Jakki Whitehead, Admiral Nurse and Marilisa Chies, our lifestyle team leader.

 

Riversway organised and delivered a programme full of games, examples of care including sensory activities and collage creation, emotional moments and fun.

 

It was a great experience to see future doctors gain knowledge of working with older people, and how communication and awareness of everything from body language will help them to offer a person-centred care.

 

Thanks to both the students, for engaging with the residents in such a lovely way, and to our residents for getting involved!

 

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Feeding the birds and preparing for the Royal wedding

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With a Royal wedding round the corner and birds to feed, our residents had a lovely busy day making things.

 

We started the activities by getting stuck in, making bird feed to go in the garden ready for summer.

 

The process was very messy, but our keen residents thoroughly themselves enjoyed blending the birdseed mixture and rolling it into balls to fit in the hanging bird feeders.

 

Later a local florist visited to help residents make button holes for the upcoming Royal wedding between Prince Harry and the soon-to-be Princess Meghan.

 

We think our residents will look beautiful wearing their button holes whist watching the big event on TV.


 

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Care Home Open Day

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Riversway Care Home took part in Care Home Open Day last week with a range of activities to interact with the local community and highlight the great work the Riversway team do throughout the year.

 

The morning was packed with exciting activities and the fun never stopped. Kicking the day off with an open art session for people of all ages, Roland, a local artist who is popular with residents, joined us to get our guests and residents creative.

 

Emma Dyer from the Alive charity also attended the open day to talk to the local community about the ‘Making Pals’ initiative we are currently part of. The initiative aims to encourage the community to engage with care homes across Bristol.

 

To finish the morning off, we took part in a gentle keep fit class which saw residents and guests enjoying themselves and getting active from the comfort of their chairs.

 

After a short break in the afternoon, everyone took part in a live music session using instruments and singing along to songs. Once everyone had worked up an appetite a delicious treat was served – scones with jam and cream which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

 


 

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Riversway flying high

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A group from Riversway Nursing Home were on cloud nine thanks to a visit to the new Aerospace Bristol attraction.

 

The fascinating venue is home to a Concorde aircraft and our group of residents and staff had a wonderful time.

 

It was amazing to see the aircraft and to learn about their history.

 


 

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