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Sponsored skydive for Alzheimer's Society
On Friday 5th October, Katy from our Events team here at Ryefield Court will be taking on the challenge of a 15,000ft skydive! And it’s all in aid of Alzheimer’s Society. Katy is aiming to raise £1,000 for the charity, and we’d really appreciate your help in reaching her target for this fantastic cause. Here’s a few words from Katy:

“Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I’m raising money for Alzheimer’s Society and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a little or a lot. Anything helps. Thank you for your support.”

The Alzheimer’s Society’s mission is to change the landscape of dementia forever, and their vision is a world without dementia. The charity’s wants to reach every person who has a diagnosis and wants our help, they want to change the conversation on dementia and mainstream the rights of those living with it, and they also want to drive the research agenda, working tirelessly to improve support today and unlock the answers for a cure tomorrow.

To donate, please either see Katy at Ryefield Court or visit the Ryefield Court Facebook page!

Buddy Holly Tribute Act
If you love Buddy Holly then you would have absolutely loved our entertainment here last Thursday – we were lucky enough to welcome a Buddy Holly tribute act through our doors, and he was a very talented man, putting on a professional, entertaining and engaging display for us all.

We went all out on the night, celebrating everything related to the late singer-songwriter, and the impersonator transported us all back to the 1950s when country music and Rock ‘n’ Roll were the highlight of the era. The residents sang songs like ‘That’ll Be the Day’, ‘Heartbeat’ and many more classics. Hopefully he’ll be back soon!

World Alzheimer's Awareness Day
As we specialise in dementia care here at Ryefield Court, this year, we decided to take part in World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day last Friday, holding both a raffle and cake sale. All money raised on the day has gone towards helping to increase awareness of those living with the illness and the obstacles they face daily.

On the day, we had lavender bags and earrings available for purchase, which were made by some of our talented residents. The raffle was a huge success, with prizes generously donated from the local community, including lovely gifts such as bottles of wine, fruit baskets and a session with a personal trainer. The cake sale went well too, with some very tasty treats available all day.

This World Alzheimer’s Day – and every day, in fact – we want to make sure that everyone living with dementia knows that we are here for them. Our event was very successful, and we raised quite a bit of money for the charity – if you would like to get involved in any of our future fundraising events, please get in touch.

September Events at Ryefield Court
This September at Ryefield Court, we have four brilliant acts coming to dazzle us with their talent, and it really is an eclectic mix of entertainment!

Debi will be singing our favourite Motown songs, we’ll be hosting our very own version of Bruce Forsyth’s gameshow, Play Your Cards Right, we’ll be taken back to the 1950s by our Buddy Holly tribute act, and we’re finishing off the month with a Flamenco Dance Show, with Juani dancing for us, accompanied by her guitarist Mauricio!

It’s set to be a truly great month with such a wide variety of first-class entertainers here at Ryefield Court, and we hope you can come and join us to enjoy anything from one to all four of our evening events.

They are all being held from 7pm until 8pm and as always, food and drink is available at all events, courtesy of Ryefield Court. Our events are open to all, and we’d love to see you there – please RSVP to reception@ryefieldcourt.com to confirm your attendance.

The Tovertafel Magic Table
Tovertafel is a fun care innovation that connects those living with dementia with each other and also with their surroundings, stimulating movement at the same time. Designed specifically with dementia in mind, these games can be played both independently and under supervision, so we decided to play the Magic Table with our residents last Friday.

The Magic Table is an activity for people living with moderate to severe dementia, and we’re pleased to say that it’s offered at Uxbridge Library. This is a weekly activity that our residents enjoy, where they can interact by using light animations that react to hand and arm movements. The activities provide a vivid and positive experience containing elements familiar to older people, and it’s great to see everyone having so much fun.

Mamma Mia, here we go again!
On Wednesday, we ventured out to the Cineworld cinema in Ruislip, as several of our residents wanted to see the new sequel to Mamma Mia!

It has been a whole ten years since the original Mamma Mia film was released, but it was well worth the wait – this romantic comedy musical, based on the songs of ABBA, has a real feelgood factor and fantastic plot, and our residents thoroughly enjoyed it. Some preferred the first film, and some preferred the new sequel, so maybe we’ll have to watch them both again sometime to find out the final verdict… If you haven’t seen it, it’s well worth a watch!

August Events at Ryefield Court
We’ve had a wonderful summer so far here at Ryefield Court, with beautiful weather, a wide variety of activities and some brilliant entertainment, and things are about to get even better as we have five fabulous acts lined up for the coming month! This August, you’re invited to join us to enjoy as many of our free events as you like, all of which include complimentary food and drink in our wonderful, homely setting.

August’s events are all being held from 7:00-8:00pm and feature Kit & His Saxophone, a Summer Proms Classical Show and three wonderful tribute acts – Dusty Springfield, Cliff Richard and the one and only George Michael. Whichever you choose to join us for, you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome and you’ll have a great night out.

To find out more about each of our events, click on the images accompanying this article, and be sure to RSVP to reception@ryefieldcourt.com or 01895 707106 so that we know that you’re coming. We look forward to seeing you soon here at Ryefield Court!

Legs 11, Two Little Ducks, Top of the Shop - it can only be bingo!
One of the firm favourites in the Ryefield Court calendar is the weekly bingo session. Much-loved not only by residents and their families but by our staff too, our weekly bingo game is well-attended and is even the highlight of the week for some!Playing bingo provides participants with the opportunity to interact with and challenge each other for the jackpot, especially when prizes are involved – we always have lots of chocolate treats and sweets that are up for grabs. Everybody’s always asking, ‘Which day is bingo?’ and ‘Please can you give me the winning sheet?’, and as soon as one week’s session is over, everyone’s looking forward to the next!

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