Activities

We know you will enjoy your stay at Riverside. We are close enough to the beautiful town of Sherborne for you to visit famous Sherborne Abbey, 10 minutes walk away. The park and gardens are also within easy reach by foot or wheelchair. Or you can go for coffee or lunch in one of the delicious cafes, restaurants or pubs. Maybe you would just like someone to take you shopping? The Garden Centre at Castle Gardens is always a favourite, particularly at Christmas time with its award-winning displays and scrumptious food.

 

Our Activities organiser Terri arranges outings to the sea or well- known beauty spots. Some enjoy a trip to the pub in the evening or a cup of tea in our lovely tropical garden.

With a greenhouse and raised beds, you can enjoy the sunshine in the garden or a spot of planting if you have green-fingers.

 

There are lots of things going on in the Home itself as well; from the exercise class to the gardening and the bird watching clubs, flower arranging, quiz afternoons, crossword mornings, craft sessions, the weekly newspaper catch up, music, painting and memorabilia. The list is endless!

 

If you are someone who would prefer doing something on a one to one basis, Terri and her helpers are on hand to sit with you. 

Maybe you would like to read a book, listen to a tape, help write a letter or perhaps just look through your photographs our team of volunteers are always on hand to help you do so. They are happy to spend time with you or take you out (walking, by car or in a wheelchair) so that you can make the most of our beautiful town and surrounding countryside.

Testimonials

Thank you so very much for all you did for Mum.  You took such great care of her and we are so grateful to you all.

E, L and C, Relatives

Testimonials

My husband has been in Riverside Nursing Home in Sherborne for five months now. He took a few weeks to settle down in his new surroundings at first but now has got to know the Staff. The Nurses, Carers, the Chef, all have been so kind, respectful, most of all understanding the needs of not only the residents but their families. Only recently we enjoyed an outing to Weymouth organised by the Activities Co-ordinator. Matron Judith Maidment waved us off as our special coach left Riverside. Thank you all

PW, Wife

Testimonials

I wanted to thank you and all your staff for the care and kindness you showed my father during his final weeks and days with you.  I can honestly say that it felt that you had all become part of the family.

ED, Daughter

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The kindness you all showed us as a family meant so much in such sad and stressful times.  Thank you

ED, Daughter

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My family and friends will not forget the kindness, caring, love and support you gave to all of us from the minute T arrived at Riverside.

PW, Relative

Testimonials

Words are never enough sometimes, but the hugs, smiles and laughs worked every time.  In other words 'you cared'.

PW, Relative

Testimonials

Thank you for arranging such a very enjoyable lunch for D on his 92nd birthday.

DH, Wife

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Please thank all the staff, we will never forget you all for making P's last weeks so comfortable for him and bearable for us.  You are fortunate to have such a wonderful team of caring professionals at Riverside.  We cannot thank you enough.

WS, Relative

Contact Us

Riverside Nursing Home
Westbury
Sherborne
Dorset, DT9 3QZ

01935 812046

care@riversidenursinghome.co.uk