Private screening at Riversway

Jules and Phil from Curzon Cinema in Clevedon, recently gave residents at Riversway Nursing Home the opportunity to watch the new Paddington Bear film in a private screening.


Residents invited friends to join them for the movie and everyone was given a special ticket to enter the cinema. Once people found their seats, the lights were dimmed and the movie began.


Jackie and Phil came around with a special treat of popcorn tubes for everyone to share and Debra from HR prepared delicious ice cream cones for everyone.


We all had a great laugh and some even said they felt like they were in a real cinema.


Thank you Jules and Phil for bringing the cinema to us and for the tasty popcorn treat.


FRONT ROOM CINEMA brings the big screen into your front room thanks to generous donations from Nailsea Lions, the Rotary Club of Clevedon Yeo, Portishead Lions Club and others.

With these donations, Curzon Cinema are able to continue running Front Room Cinema throughout 2018.  The project, with equipment bought through funds from St. Monica's Trust and Quartet, was set up in 2017 after a pilot year.  In 2017 they held 18 screenings and entertained more than 350 elderly people, adults with learning disabilities and youngsters from Children's Hospice South West.

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Riversway leads the way for innovation project

A group of university students spent time at Riversway Nursing Home in Bristol as part of a project to tackle some of the care sector’s biggest challenges.


The group, from Cardiff Metropolitan University, is competing in the Care Innovation Challenge, a national competition set up to kickstart new ideas and solutions for the care sector.


The challenge invites students from a range of disciplines to look at various issues facing the industry and ways that they can be tackled.


It was established by high profile sector figures including Alex Ramamurthy, the CEO of the Care Workers Charity, and Ben Allen, the founder of Oomph! Wellness, the UK’s leading provider of exercise, activity and transport services for older people.


The team from Cardiff, including students Olly Webb, Verity Moorehouse and Alex Whelan, are all studying for an MSc in Product Design, and are looking to tackle the challenges of staff retention in the care sector.


The Cardiff students have designed a mentoring app – a project known as Blossom – for the care sector to make the process easier to manage, along with offering guidance and daily motivation and feedback tools.


Research shows that mentoring is a tool which results in new members of staff feeling more connected to the sector they work in and less likely to leave within the first 12 months. The idea has also been presented to the National Care Forum conference to showcase a solution for streamlined mentoring.


Jan Wilkins, Director of Operations at Riversway, said: “The Care Innovation Challenge is set to come up with some really interesting concepts for how the care sector can develop in the future and it was great to meet with the students to hear their ideas.


“We’ve found ourselves that mentoring really helps cement the relationships between staff and the home and we were only too happy to hear what the students had to say and give our feedback. We wish them the best of luck in developing the app and look forward to hearing more about it in future.”



Five chicks hatch at Riversway

Hatching chicks ready for spring has brought the residents at Riversway Nursing Home such joy over the past few weeks.


Marilisa, activities lead at the home helped to deliver and welcome the first baby chick into the world which was closely followed by another adorable addition to the flock.


Riversway Nursing Home decided to name the chicks with the help of a local nursery when they came on their monthly visit which everyone found very exciting. The chicks are called Tweet, Jan, Joe, Molly and Poppy.


Everyone has been enjoying watching the chicks grow and get stronger each day. Those who have been monitoring them over the past few weeks will be sad to see them leave for their new, exciting life on Friday when they go to their new home in Cornwall.


Thank you to the nursery children who assisted our residents on coming up with some great names for the chicks.



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Reminiscing with Trinity

Riversway Nursing Home was visited by a group from the Trinity Centre in Bristol as part of a community project.


The well-known centre works with the local community in Bristol to make sure everyone has access to arts and culture in the area.


During 2018, it is celebrating its place at the heart of the community with a programme of events, and as part of the project, historian and writer Dr Edson Burton stopped by to talk about and gather our residents’ memories of the Old Market.


We’d like to thank Edson for his brilliant presentation and session and we look forward to the next time!


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Making Pals with Riversway Nursing Home

Riversway Nursing Home will be ‘Making Pals’ in the community after teaming up with a charity.


The home is working with the Alive organisation on its Making Pals project in Bristol to connect communities with care homes.


Alive introduced the three-year project last year and works with ten, carefully selected, care homes across Greater Bristol.


Activity sessions are undertaken as part of the project and residents are encouraged to talk about the activities they enjoy doing most. The aim is to positively impact the mental and emotional wellbeing of those who participate whilst building a sense of community within the home.


To gather feedback for the project, Alive left a suggestion box in the reception area at Riversway through an initial consultation period which is now complete. This gave residents, staff and relatives the chance to have their say.


As part of National Care Home Open Day which takes place on April 21, Riversway is opening its doors to the local community, offering them a chance to learn more about the campaign and give people a glimpse into life at a modern nursing home.


Jan Wilkins, Operations Director at Riversway Nursing Home said: “The sessions from Alive reach people on a variety of levels: cognitively, physically, emotionally and creatively. We have seen a huge difference in the wellbeing of our residents since the project was introduced last year.


“At Riversway Nursing Home we have a real focus on getting our residents involved with the local community to create meaningful relationships and the Making Pals scheme fits in perfectly with what we are already trying to achieve.”


Emma Dyer, Project Manager for Alive will be attending the National Care Home Open Day (between 10am - 12pm) to introduce the project. She said ““We want members of the public to attend the session so that they can get involved with the initiative and see the positive work we are doing. It be a wonderful opportunity to spend time with an amazing group of people and see if you would like to continue to visit the home. Everyone is welcome so please make sure you come along.”


The National Care Home Day event is taking place from 10.00am – 4.30pm at Riversway Nursing Home, Crews Hole Rd, St George, Bristol BS5 8GG t:0117 955 5758 e:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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