Flower power at Riversway

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The garden here at Riversway Nursing Home is one of our favourite spots when we have sunny weather.

 

We’ve all taken good care of it, preparing flowers and plants, keeping them trimmed and waters, and simply enjoying the space.

 

Recently we decided we needed to replace the old daffodils and other blooms with a new collection including marigolds to make sure we have lovely flowers to admire this year.

 

A number of residents got stuck in to help, and to sit and enjoy the spring sun. We can’t wait to spend time in the garden with our new flowers this summer.

 


 

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Meal with a view

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A group from Riversway recently enjoyed a trip out to enjoy a meal at one of the best locations in Bristol.

 

Our party sat for pizza and wine at a café overlooking the famous suspension bridge and enjoying the warmth on the beautiful terraces.

 

David, one of the residents who accompanied us, had been to the lovely spot several times in the past, so the visit brought back plenty of memories.

 

We can’t wait to come back.

 


 

 

    

 


 

 

Our group sees historic ship at first hand

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A fantastic day was had by a small group from Riversway to see the historic SS Great Britain museum ship moored at our Bristol dock.

 

We went with Brian, Roy, and Maude and we all had a lovely day trip to the dry dock. We saw many interesting items and we loved the view from the ship deck, we even dreamed of being in the Titanic movie, just for a moment!  Brian took the wheel for a short time, he really enjoyed that!

 

SS Great Britain is a museum ship and former passenger steamship, which was advanced for her time and she was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854, and she was the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic, which she did in 1845, in the time of 14 days.. 

 

It's great to see Brunel's SS Great Britain and 'discover the ship that changed the world'.

 


 

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Students get close to Riversway life

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A group of medical students from the University of Bristol visited Riversway to see how a nursing home works at first hand and to meet some of the residents.

 

They enjoyed a tour of the home, a chat with a number of residents and there was a session of art with local artist Julie during which a number of collages were created.

 

Some of the students were able to help with a spa session and sense stimulation using different objects, while others listened to resident Tony playing various instruments.

 

All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable visit and the students all said how constructive it was and how much they enjoyed it.

 

 


 

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Well done Jo

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Congratulations are in order for Riversway team leader Jo Williams who has recently completed her Level 5 qualification in Health and Social Care.

 

Jo, who became a carer in 2009 after spending a number of years in the human resources sector, has worked her way up in previous roles which have included senior carer, and deputy, assistant and acting manager for a home.

 

She has now passed her Level 5 in Health and Social Care and looks forward to her continuing career at Springhill.

 

Jo points to the support of her colleagues including Jan, Mandy, Jacquie and Sarah for giving her the support she needed to achieve the milestone.

 

She is now hoping to work towards a management position in her own right, to put her knowledge and skills to good use.

 


 

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