Riversway’s Caring Heroes for October are a special volunteer, Ian, and our resident Joan.
Ian visits Riversway at least twice a week and sometimes even at the weekend to help anyone who needs it.
Ian assists caregivers and especially the activities team. During his one-to-ones, which he has just recently started to take part in, residents have found in him a dear friend and companion.
He also attends and helps deliver our Forget Me Not Café, a crucial meeting point for families. His work is very precious to us.
Joan recently helped in an emergency situation to be a wonderful ‘guardian angel’ for another resident sitting next to her.
Joan realised that something wasn't right and alerted the staff team. Her action that she thought was the most natural thing to do – helping someone – is being highlighted because it made a huge difference.
Sometimes even the little things can save a life.
Congratulations to both Ian and Joan.