Riversides Afternoon Tea Party

Riversides Afternoon Tea Party

This week residents enjoyed a vintage afternoon tea party hosted by our activities team.
We enjoyed tea from beautiful china tea pots, quaint floral cups and saucers; as well as magnificently folded flowery napkins and extravagant cake stands. The room was decorated with colourful balloons and seasonal bunting in gorgeous pastel colours. On each of the tables we had mini vases filled with fresh primroses and violets. Additionally we had a stunning flower arrangement of carnations and daffodils, bringing the beautiful spring flowers and outside nature indoors for our residents.
During the event residents enjoyed traditional cream teas with lots of delightful treats such as finger sandwiches with various fillings such as cucumber, smoked salmon, coronation chicken, egg & cress (to name a few). We indulged in mini scones with clotted cream & jam as well as bite size slices of fruit cake and mini vanilla swiss rolls; all of which were home made by Riverside’s wonderful chef. We also enjoyed small scotch eggs, mini sausage rolls and short bread biscuits. It certainly was a feast!
The occasion brought about lots of laughter and it was lovely to see the big smiles as the team brought out the vintage cake stands full of delicious treats. It was rather a decadent afternoon and the residents were spoilt for choice. Many reminisced about past tea parties and similar events they had previously been to; prompting much discussion as we tucked into our yummy cakes and scones. It was great to gather together in the dining room and appreciate an afternoon in each other’s company. Overall it was a spectacular afternoon enjoyed by both residents and staff.

Added: 27th 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