Nook turns ninety at Riversway

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Riversway Nursing Home loves celebrating on any occasion with their residents but when Norman, better known as Nook, turned ninety, it was a great excuse to get the balloons and cake out for a party.

 

To mark this special occasion Nook’s family came along to Riversway to celebrate with him, bringing balloons, food and a beautiful cake which was enjoyed by all!

 

During Nook’s career he worked for the Great Western Railway for a number of years. Knowing how much this job meant to Nook his family bought him a very sentimental gift which was a picture of a Great Western Railway train.

 

Working for the railway company was just the start of Nook’s passion for trains. To this day he still has a keen interest in them and reminisces about the great memories he has. Nook says it was the job he loved the most throughout his working life.

 

The staff at Riversway Nursing Home will be sure to find a great place to hang the picture where Nook can enjoy it.


 

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Good luck for 2018 from Riversway Nursing Home

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As another new year rolls in the residents at Riversway Nursing Home in Bristol celebrated with a range of activities from different countries.

 

Something they really enjoyed was preparing their very own Calennig apple. Calennig is a tradition celebrated in Wales. The word itself means ‘new year celebration, or gift,’ and people decorate apples as part of this tradition as a symbol of luck. The residents decorated their apples with different types of leaves, berries and twigs.

 

Residents also discussed their ‘first footing’ memories, ate chocolate coins and even, marking a Chinese tradition, picked messages of good luck.

 

The afternoon was rounded off with a good sing along to Old Lang Syne. The poem was written by Scottish poet Robert Burns and is sang to bid farewell to the year that has passed.

 

Staff and residents at Riversway would like to wish everyone good luck and a happy new year for 2018.

 


 

To view a small slideshow with more photographs on our Facebook page, please click HERE


 

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Baking for fun at Birch Green Care Home

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There’s nothing better than a bit of baking, filling the home with some lovely aromas.

 

Recently, residents at Birch Green including Kath and Ruth spent time baking some lovely mince pies – making sure to fit in a cuppa between batches.

 

The mince pies looked – and tasted – lovely!

 


To view a small slide show with more photographs on Birch Green's Facebook page, please click HERE


 

 

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Christmas sights at local Bristol garden centre

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A group from Riversway Nursing Home, Bristol took a trip to Whitehall Garden Centre at Whitchurch recently.

The garden centre has some lovely Christmas displays at this time of year, and the group of residents and staff thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.

To view more photographs on Riversway’s Facebook page, click HERE


 

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Christmas memories at Riversway

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Memory trees are a great way for residents to spend time recalling some of their favourite memories.

So recently residents at Riversway Nursing Home, Bristol spent time adding messages of love, Christmas wishes and memories relating to the festive season, to their very own tree at Riversway.

Residents, families and staff all joined in with creating the decorations, during their popular recently held Memory Café.

They also added some gingerbread biscuits which were hand made and baked by residents.

There were some lovely memories written on the tree, including ‘Family holiday in Newquay,’ and ‘Mum making us dresses.’

The next café session will be held at Riversway on Friday, January 5th from 10.30-12noon. For more information please contact Riversway Nursing Home directly.


 

 

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