Rivendell View care home in Stoke Bardolph have partnered up with Rivendell Flying High Academy to initiate a rewards scheme for school children and encourage them to read more.
The initiative, Rivendell Rewards, challenges the children to complete 200 reading sessions throughout the school year. When they complete all 200 sessions, the children receive a ‘Rivendell Reward’ from the care home.
The first Rivendell Reward, which was offered to nine children for reading 200 times, was a movie and snacks afternoon in Rivendell View’s plush cinema room, where the children chose to watch Harry Potter.
During the film, the children were treated to a buffet of popcorn and lots of snacks. One of the children, George, said, ‘I’ve had the best afternoon; we should do this all the time!’
Lisa Tungate, the Home Manager at Rivendell View, said, ‘It was such a pleasure to invite our first group of Rivendell Rewards recipients to our home for their special treat!
‘It’s so important to us to be involved in our local community, so we’re very excited about the Rivendell Rewards initiative and hope it encourages the younger generation to read more often.’
Rivendell View is also offering a helping hand to local families during the school holidays by handing out nutritious packed lunches for the little ones.
‘Let’s Do Lunch’ will run every Wednesday between 10:00 and 13:00 from 26th July until 6th September. Families will be able to pop into the home and pick up a packed lunch for the children, which will include sandwiches, fruit, a drink, and some tasty treats. Lisa continued,
‘We hope that our packed lunches will provide some reassurance for families in our area who are wanting to make the most of their time together during the holidays, without having to worry about some of the expense.’
‘Our residents are looking forward to making the packed lunches together and they can’t wait to say hello to our visitors!’
To find out more about Rivendell View’s packed lunches, please call 0115 666 9660, email Rivendell.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.idealcarehomes.co.uk. Packed lunches can be picked up at Rivendell View care home, Magenta Way, Stoke Bardolph, Nottingham, NG14 5HH.
Rivendell View is a purpose-built, luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes, rated ‘GOOD’ by the CQC (Care Quality Commission). All 66 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling the home to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner. Rivendell View was named a Top 20 Care Home in the East Midlands in the carehome.co.uk awards 2023.