Activities at Rivermead
Our Activities Coordinators are constantly striving to mentally and physically stimulate those who live at Rivermead by organising group and individual activities for anyone to participate in. We have our own minibus and go out on trips at least once a week, families are also welcome to support their relative on a trip. We visit the coast, shopping centres, local areas of natural beauty, museums and always welcome new ideas for different venues. We hold events for national initiatives such as Macmillan Coffee Morning and Children in Need, where staff also join in the fun!
We hold a monthly church service at Rivermead, as well as fetes at Christmas and in the summer to welcome the local community into our home.
Life at our home
Sunny Days Children's Charity
We were proud to help ‘Sunny Days Children’s Charity’, which supports children under the age of 18 with a wide range of adverse medical conditions including leukaemia and cerebral palsy. We wanted to be able to contribute and so residents and staff put the fun in to fundraising and enjoyed a raffle and a coffee morning full of tasty treats and chatter, raising £90 for the cause.
Tea and Biscuits
A little cuppa and catch up brings sunshine to our day, especially when we have fun decorating our biccy treats! Residents at Rivermead enjoy activities like baking every day, as well as arts and crafts, singing and all kinds of fun pastimes that bring us closer together.
Norton Primary School Christmas Visit
Our residents were delighted when our friends from Norton Primary School came to visits. The pupils had been busy creating cards and gifts for their friends here at the home and excitedly came in to hand them out. We’re so happy to have such a special relationship with the school and were really touched by this thoughtful festive gesture.
'Tis the season for good cheer!
Christmas cheer was in full flow as residents, staff, family & friends got together to share a giggle and a tipple at our home’s Christmas Party.
We were in full swing dressing up for the occasion and dancing along to live music, enjoying games and relishing in a scrumptious feast of festive foods, freshly prepared by our chef, Sarah Lightfoot and her team.
We're always striving to make sure we have lots of fun events and activities on for our residents and Christmas is an extra special time so it was amazing to see everyone having such a wonderful time together.
25 Years Strong!
A very special long service award has been celebrated today! Our Care Practitioner Sharon Ward’s dedication has been recognised with a ’25 Year Service Award’. Sharon is such a vital part of the team here at Rivermead and staff, families and above all, our residents think the world of her. Rivermead is beyond grateful for all you do and a huge thank you from all at Barchester.
A big achievement for our Care Practitioner
A huge congratulations to our lovely care practitioner Vixx Taylor. Vixx is such an integral and valued part of our team and our residents’ days are made brighter with you here. This has been recognised with your ‘Employee of the Month Award’ and your dedication is awarded with your ‘10 Year Service Award.’ Thank you so much from everyone here at Rivermead and all at Barchester.
A selection of our February events and activities
See some of the things we have planned for February! If you'd like to join in with anything you see, we'd love to see you. Give us a call and get involved
A selection of our January events and activities
See some of the things we have planned to blow away the January blues! If you'd like to join in with anything you see, we'd love to see you, so give us a call and get involved