‘Relaxing’ visit for Riversway

Residents at Bristol nursing home Riversway were visited by a group of medical students recently to learn about the benefits of massage.

Debbie Manning, a trained reflexologist, and ten medical students, visited the home for lunch and to socialise, and Debbie gave a talk on the benefits of her therapy particularly for people with rheumatoid arthritis, anxiety, and sufferers of stokes.

Debbie then carried out a demonstration and training session with the medical students and the activities team from Riversway, teaching the staff how to massage the hands and feet with creams and oils and teaching the meaning of reflexology itself.

Residents were then given massages, and the students were shown around the home to learn about life at Riversway.

Jan Wilkins, general manager at Riversway, said: “The day was a real success with the residents finding the massages very relaxing. We were so pleased with the visit that we’re now looking to offer this activity more often.”


Long-serving Georgina celebrates in style

Staff and residents at Bristol nursing home Riversway helped their longest serving staff member celebrate her 60th birthday in style recently.

Georgina Harriman, quality and training manager at the Crew’s Hole Road home, has worked for Riversway since the facility opened 15 years ago on the banks of the River Avon.

The well-loved staff member was given a birthday to remember with entertainment including singing and food with a special cake for the occasion.

Ken Nolan, chairman of the Springhill Care Group, operators of Riversway Nursing Home, travelled from Lancashire for the party, donning a top hat to join in the fun.

Jan Wilkins, general manager of Riversway, said: “Georgina is a real jewel in Riversway’s crown. She has been with us since the home was first opened, and knows everything about it.

“Residents and staff both regularly sing her praises, and it was lovely that we were able to help give her a day to remember on the special occasion of her 60th birthday.”

Thank you to Elaine

Long serving carer Elaine Hope has said goodbye to residents and staff at Riversway Nursing Home after more than 13 years.

Elaine, of Kingswood in Bristol, started work at Riversway in August 1998 and worked her way up to senior care assistant over more than a decade.

The popular carer has left to work at a Bristol hospital. Staff and residents at Riversway held a presentation on her last day, presenting her with flowers, gifts and a cake to say goodbye.

Jan Wilkins, general manager at Riversway, said: “Elaine has always gone that extra mile for the residents, for instance taking them to concerts day or night and shopping in her own time.

“She will be greatly missed by everyone and we all wish her good luck and every happiness for the future.”

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