Bus Trip to Bullbarrow

Bus Trip to Bullbarrow

Today was a very exciting day as residents at Riverside enjoyed their first bus trip out of the home for some time. They enjoyed the sights as we drove through some of the most beautiful Dorset villages and as the bus climbed up the hill to the stunning viewpoint at the top of Bullbarrow hill. Residents love to take trips to new, old and exciting places, it really helps to spark that sense of adventure or reminds them of fond memories.
They excitedly pointed out sheep, cows and horses on the way, noting also the beautiful scenery and the spring flowers such as daffodils, primroses as well as the occasional sighting of bluebells poking through the green grass. Luckily for us the sun even came out for the drive, with a few clouds in sight the view point was spectacular. We also enjoyed a lovely cup of tea and slice of cake at the top. Overall it was truly a lovely morning enjoyed by all. The residents simply cannot wait to go out again, it was a great way to escape from their daily routines and inspired their passion for exploring. It was lovely to witness their first outing with the excitement and big smiles evident on their faces. Excursions like these are so helpful in raising spirits and creating a positive state of wellbeing.
We hope this will be the first of many bus trips to come; we hope to regularly use the bus to take residents to several other exciting locations.

Added: 8th April 2021

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

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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

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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

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

PW, Relative

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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

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Riverside Nursing Home
Westbury
Sherborne
Dorset, DT9 3QZ

01935 812046

care@riversidenursinghome.co.uk