A day in the life of Colin

At Riversway our residents are always keen to get out-and-about, especially when the weather is nice.

Recently Colin, a popular member of the Riversway family, spent the day enjoying the sunshine with a three mile walk by the River.

He enjoyed ice cream, petting the dogs he met on his walk, talking to fishermen and admiring the views.

In the afternoon he still found the time to entertain the other guests, and we’d like to thank him for the tireless energy and positive attitude he displays, bringing a smile to all our faces.

Shannon qualifies

Riversway Nursing Home staff member Shannon has marked a landmark in her training by completing her QCF3.

The qualification is a diploma in health and social care, and Shannon has spent around a year working towards it.

Shannon has been with us at Riversway since attending school, firstly on a work experience programme then from 16 when she started as a volunteer.

Since then she has chosen to undertake training to become a carer, and has shown real dedication in her career journey. She now has plans to become a team leader and nurse practitioner to continue to develop her skills and knowledge.

She said: “I was very excited by the idea of doing my QCF3 and couldn’t wait to get started. I really enjoyed doing the course and feel I have learnt a lot through doing it and developed as an individual.

“It has changed the way I view my job and the role I play at Riversway.”

An arty afternoon for Gordon and Betty

Riversway’s cultural residents Gordon and Betty visited the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery recently to take in some fine art.

Paintings, sculptures, artefacts and a number of exhibitions are housed in the beautiful old building.

Betty found herself particularly enamoured with a collection of Egyptian art, while Gordon, who used to be a keen photographer himself, really enjoyed the Wildlife Photography of the Year exhibition.

Activities and days out are an integral part of the work we do at Riversway and it’s great to have such wonderful places to visit in the local area. 

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Deal or no deal?

Our residents became stars of the small screen last week when they took a trip to the television studio where channel 4 programme Deal or No Deal is made.

 

Babs, Marianne and Frank made the short trip to the studio, which is right on our doorstep here in Bristol, to be part of the audience for the filming of an episode of the programme.

 

Everyone had a great time getting to see what goes on behind the scenes, and we are looking forward to seeing if we can spot any of our faces in the audience when the programme airs.  

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Riversway's Jan named one of region’s top managers

Matt, Jan and RachelA big congratulations to our general manager, Jan Wilkins, who has been named the region’s top care home manager in the industry’s leading care awards.

 

Jan, who has led the home since 2011, was selected as the Registered Manager of the Year at the South West heats of the Great British Care Awards. The event was held recently at the Passenger Shed, Brunel’s Old Station in Bristol.

 

The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events held throughout England to celebrate excellence across the care sector. The regional awards lead to national finals.

 

Bristol-born Jan has worked in nursing all her career and has overall responsibility for residents, staff and Riversway Nursing Home itself.

 

Staff members Terri Fisher, Matthew Reed and Rachel Smith were also shortlisted in the awards.

 

Jan said: “It’s such an honour to be recognised by your peers in this way, and it shows that the hard work being done every day by all the staff at Riversway really is industry leading.

 

“I have a great team working with me and this award really is down to the tireless commitment of everyone to providing the highest levels of care possible.”

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