There have been all sorts of activities and events going on at Riverside View Care Home in Darlington recently. From Valentine ’s Day to Easter plans, it is all happening – the team are continuously working hard to make sure there is plenty of fun each day for the residents.
As part of their Valentine’s celebrations, the team arranged for the ladies to receive a chocolate rose whilst the gentlemen enjoyed a chocolate heart. The team also arranged for local entertainer, Michaela, to come in and serenade the residents. She put on a fantastic musical performance and got the residents up on their feet dancing and singing.
Each Monday the home takes part in a dominoes tournament for those feeling competitive. The scores are totalled up at the end of each month, and the person with the highest number of points is crowned champion for the month.
February’s champion is Cliff – Congratulations! (Pictured above)
To carry on the excitement of Monday’s, the team put together a home baking club each Tuesday for everyone to join and get involved with. Residents can suggest different recipes of their favourites which they will then make from scratch. They even have local chefs coming in to help the residents make their tasty treats.
Riverside View are also lucky enough to have two furry friends that visit the home weekly. O.J and Lewis are two very lovable dogs that interact well with the residents. They have made some wonderful bonds with both residents and the team and everyone looks forward to them visiting. This helps brings back memories for a lot of the residents who have previously owned pets.
Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, told us “We’ve always got loads going on here at Riverside View – we like to keep everyone busy and having fun in various different activities. We all look forward to O.J and Lewis coming to visit – even if they pinch a biscuit or two from us! We have our Easter Party approaching which will be a day full of entertainment – everyone is more than welcome to join so we look forward to seeing you there”.
For further information about any events happening at Riverside View please contact them here.
Date published: 15 September 2017
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