Baking up smiles for Matthew

A Riversway resident received a special birthday surprise recently as part of the wonderful Bake a Smile project.

 

This project matches volunteer bakers to people on their birthday and they bake a personalised cake as wonderful gift.

 

Last week was Matthew’s 60th birthday and Sharon, owner of local cake business Madeira Magic, baked him a beautiful cake and presented it to him with a smile – we could all see how professional it looked and we couldn’t wait to have a slice.

 

Matthew loved the cake, and birthday gifts including flowers, balloons and cards, along with a special rosary coming all the way from the Vatican in Rome.

 


Happy birthday 60th Matthew!


 

Bunny cuddles bring smiles to faces at Riversway

Last week residents at Riversway Nursing Home spent some quality cuddling time with bunnies Pingo and Biscuit and a bigger lop-eared rabbit called Duffin.

The therapeutic sessions which aim to help enhance communication are really enjoyable to our ladies and gentlemen, and it was a pleasure to see the bunnies bring so many smiles to many faces.

Everyone loved them and we all got a little bit emotional when they had to leave as we wanted to keep them here at the home. 

A huge thank you to Sarah and Ashleigh for enabling all of our residents to have lots and lots of cuddles during these PAT (pet assisted therapy) therapy sessions, we cannot wait until next time you visit!

 


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Housework can be therapeutic!

Our ladies at Riversway often like to volunteer to do some gentle house working duties.
 
We believe that this helps to promote independence and it's lovely to see everyone getting involved.
 
We folded washing and napkins together, paired socks, polished cutlery and untangled some wool.
 
Everyone enjoyed helping each other and getting involved, it's good to have a daily routine.

Biscuits and baking for making memories

It was great to get our residents involved in making different types of biscuits with Linda.

Everyone had lots of fun making shortbread and gingerbread.

These baking activities are a great way to help promote conversation and get people talking about their memories.

Jacqueline was very good at making the dough and was keen to share stories about doing lots of baking for her children.  


 

Art sweet Art

Last week our residents at Riversway Nursing Home took some ‘sweet’ inspiration from talented artist Becky, who brought in some fantastic photos to share with us of cakes and sweets that she had seen whilst visiting Italy.

Becky went to Naples for a winter break and in our latest art class we were well and truly inspired by the photographs.

Our ladies and gentlemen began to talk about how wonderful and colourful the sweet treats were whilst looking through the photographs, they were then very keen to paint some of their own cakes and sweets in bright and colourful designs.

Keep a look out everyone, we are looking forward to hanging the finished paintings on our walls!


 

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