Paws for thought with animal therapy

Riversway residents got up close and personal with some very special dogs recently.

 

We hosted another visit from the Paws for Wellbeing organisation, which provides animal-assisted activities and therapy for older people.

 

Animal therapy is very beneficial and is always popular at Riversway – we have some real animal lovers among our residents and staff.

 

We loved meeting the dogs and enjoying plenty of cuddles.


 

To view a small slide show of photos taken on the day, click below 

 

 

 


 


 

 

Showcasing Riversway

A number of our team from Riversway recently attended at job fair at Colston Hall, Bristol, to make young people aware of what career pathways are available at our nursing home.

 

We joined more than 30 other organisations to demonstrate what is on offer and talked to a number of people who may be interested in working with us as a career in the care industry.

 

Jan Wilkins, Operations Director at Riversway, said: “We have a range of work here at Riversway and we are always looking for the right people across all age ranges and skills so our message is please submit your CV if you think you may be suitable and we will always take a look.”

 


 

Marking Remembrance Sunday

Riversway Nursing Home pulled out all the stops to mark Remembrance Sunday.

 

There were poppies everywhere, and posters decorated by residents themselves along with a special poem written for the occasion (see below). Our volunteer Ian even taught us how to dance the polka and waltz.

 

The posters featured memories of 1939-45 including pictures of food available at the time, along with typical wartime scenes and singing star Vera Lynn.

 

One poster was produced entirely by one of our residents, George, with our volunteer Gill.  Two weeks in the making, this project combined George’s passions for writing and history.

 


 

Ian dancing

 


 

The Riversway poem – ‘I remember the poppy field’ – in full:

 

 

Sirens roaring so shelter we took,

Loved ones we lost but will never forget.

We will always remember the kindness we shared.

Military men we honour now are always in our thoughts.

We will wear the poppy with pride.

I remember when the war was over people jumping for joy,

The dark times were over, time to rebuild our lives.

 


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An autumn day out for Riversway  

The chilly but sunny and crisp weather we’ve been experiencing in Bristol made for a great day out recently.

 

A group of residents and staff spent time in the great outdoors enjoying a walk, stopping along the way to blow bubbles, pick berries and leaves, and stroke dogs they met.

 

It was a great way to enjoy the wonderful location we’re in, and it was the first trip out for our resident Muriel, who enjoyed the outing very much.


 

Fishing for fun

A recent activity saw a group at Riversway Nursing Home making fish from cardboard.

 

Our residents helped make the fish, wrap them in foil and gave them eyes. They will now be used as part of our church service.

 

As we worked, the group also snacked on prawns and crab sticks.

 


 

   


 

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