Dementia services

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Who we are

The Riverside Dover is an independent local charity which is a community hub for the residents of Dover.

Our dedicated staff and volunteers enable us to offer a range of services in Dover and the surrounding rural areas, we offer social opportunities, activities, lunches and a snack bar Monday to Friday, as well as other essential services for the whole community

Our mission

Promoting dynamic services, support and activities which help adults share and enjoy a richer community and personal life

Opening hours

Monday – Friday 9.00am – 3:30pm

Saturday & Sunday* – Closed

*Open on the last Sunday of every month (Bookings only)

Contact us

Telephone
01304 207 268

Email
admin@riversidedover.org.uk

The Riverside Centre
Maison Dieu Gardens
Dover
Kent
CT16 1RL

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    Our Services

     

    At The Riverside Centre we aim to provide vital support and life-enhancing services to the residents of Dover and surrounding rural villages, open for all ages.

    The centre is available to everyone however we do provide an extensive range of personalised services for older people and the wider community.

    All our staff are caring and committed to providing the best service possible.

    Click on any of the headings to find out more information.

    For further enquiries about all our services please call 01304 207268 or complete the form at the bottom of the page

    Meal delivery service

    We are able to deliver a 2 course meal for £7.50 to your door every day (excluding Saturday), a tea can be added for an additional £3.50

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    Lunch & Refreshments

     

    Our centre is open from 9am to 3pm, our 2 course meal is served Monday – Friday at 12:15pm (see the Menu on our Home Page)

    If you prefer you can enjoy a light snack and drink from our snack bar menu which is served from 8:30am to 3pm

    Centre Hire

    Our Centre is available for hire for day and evening events, we offer competitive prices and can provide hot drinks and snacks if required.

    Community Hub

    Our popular Centre aims to help people to be independent , improve quality of life and spend time with other people.

    Weekly activities

    At out centre we have a wide range of daily activities where anyone can join in, activities start from 10am.

    Exercise classes

    We offer weekly fitness classes which can be completed seated or standing

    Footcare

    We offer 30 minute Footcare appointments in our onsite clinic room for £18.00

    Hairdressing

    We have Men’s and Women’s Hairdressing appointments available every Friday in our onsite salon at competitive prices

    Dementia & Me

    Riverside Dover provides a Dementia & Me service which includes Dementia coordinators and a Dementia organiser.

    The centre will also be offering cafe’s, drop in clinics, beferending, carers lunches & COGs clubs

    To find out more see our Dementia & Me page

    To find out more about our services complete the below form

      Fresh & Nutritious

      Our centre is open for a 2 course lunch for £6.50 & snacks Mon – Fri

      We also offer our 2 course lunch delivered hot to your door Mon – Fri & Sun for £7.50, a Tea can be added for an additional £3.50

      Menu for week beginning

      8th August*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)

      Monday

      Hunters chicken, boiled potatoes, carrots & peas

      Jam & Coconut sponge and custard

      (Allergens: celery, wheat, milk soya, mustard)

      Tuesday

      Pork steaks, roast potatoes, cauliflower and cabbage

      Lemon cheesecake and whipped cream

      (Allergens: milk, celery, wheat, soya, mustard)

      Wednesday

      Sweet & Sour chicken

      OR

      Chicken & mushroom pie, mash, carrots and swede

      Fruit crumble and custard

      (Allergens: soya, mustard, wheat, eggs)

      Thursday

      Roast chicken, roast potatoes, cabbage, carrots, Yorkshire pudding & Stuffing

      Apple pie & Custard

      (Allergens: milk)

      Friday

      Minced beef & onion pie, boiled potatoes, peas & carrots

      Lemon sponge & Custard

      (Allergens: Fish, milk, eggs)

      Saturday 

      Choice of soup, salad or stew (delivered on Friday for £5)

      Sunday 

      Roast Gammon, roast potatoes, carrots, cabbage, parsnips, Yorkshire pudding and stuffing

      Cherry crumble and custard

      (Allergens: Eggs, wheat)

      Lunch £7.50  Lunch & Tea £11

      Tea: Sandwich of your choice & 3 other snack items

      Alternatives available this week are;

      Jacket potato, salad, savoury  mince, chicken.

      Tinned fruit and cream, fresh fruit and cheese & biscuits are always available as a dessert alternative.

      *Menu may be subject to change

      Menu for week beginning

      22nd August*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)

      Monday

      Cheese & Onion Pie, boiled potatoes, carrots and green beans

      Lemon sponge & whipped cream

      (Allergens: eggs, milk, celery,  wheat, soya, mustard)

      Tuesday

      Chilli con carne with rice

      OR

      Cottage Pie, cabbage & swede

      Rice pudding & Jam

      (Allergens: Milk)

      Wednesday

      Hunters chicken, Roast potatoes, carrots and peas

      Sultana sponge and custard

      (Allergens: soya, mustard, celery, wheat, milk, eggs)

      Thursday

      Braised steak, mash & green beans

      Rhubarb crumble & custard

      (Allergens:  milk, eggs)

      Friday

      Pork steaks in leek sauce, roast potatoes, cabbage & carrots

      Lemon cheesecake & whipped cream

      (Allergens: Wheat, milk, eggs)

      Saturday 

      Choice of soup, salad or stew (delivered on Friday for £5)

      Sunday 

      Roast pork, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, cabbage, carrots, swede and gravy

      Fruit crumble & custard

      (Allergens: Milk, wheat)

      NB: (Gravy served daily Allergens: Wheat, milk, eggs, soya, celery, mustard)

      Lunch £7.50  Lunch & Tea £11

      Tea: Sandwich of your choice & 3 other snack items

      Alternatives available this week are;

      Jacket potato, salad, savoury mince,  chicken.

      Tinned fruit and cream, fresh fruit and cheese & biscuits are always available as a dessert alternative.

      *Menu may be subject to change

      Menu for week beginning

      5th September*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)

      Monday

      Chicken and Ham Pie, boiled potatoes, cabbage and swede

      Cherry Pie and custard

      (Allergens: Milk, wheat, eggs)

      Tuesday

      Cheese and tomato quiche, new potatoes, green beans and carrots

      Lemon mousse with Shortbread biscuits

      (Allergens: Milk, eggs, wheat)

      Wednesday

      Sausage casserole, boiled potatoes, cabbage and carrots

      Apple & sultana sponge and custard

      (Allergens: Wheat, milk, eggs)

      Thursday

      Pork steaks in BBQ sauce, roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese

      Iced sponge and whipped cream

      (Allergens: Milk, eggs, wheat )

      Friday

      Smoked Haddock, cheesy mash, peas and carrots

      Profiteroles

      (Allergens: Fish, wheat, eggs, milk )

      Saturday 

      Choice of soup, salad or stew (delivered on Friday for £5)

      Sunday 

      Roast Beef, roast potatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, parsnips, stuffing & Yorkshire pudding

      Mixed fruit crumble & custard

      (Allergens: Eggs, wheat, milk )

      NB: (Gravy served daily Allergens: Wheat, milk, eggs, soya, celery, mustard)

      Lunch £7.50  Lunch & Tea £11

      Tea: Sandwich of your choice & 3 other snack items

      Alternatives available this week are;

      Jacket potato, salad, savoury mince,  chicken.

      Tinned fruit and cream, fresh fruit and cheese & biscuits are always available as a dessert alternative.

      *Menu may be subject to change

      Menu for week beginning

       15th August*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)

      Monday

      Meatballs, onion gravy, mash, cabbage & carrots

      Golden syrup sponge and custard

      (Allergens: milk, wheat, eggs, celery, mustard)

      Tuesday

      Battered Fish, mash & peas

      Fruit crumble & custard

      (Allergens: wheat, milk)

      Wednesday

      Chicken breast, roast potatoes, broccoli and carrots

      Sweet macaroni

      (Allergens: wheat, milk)

      Thursday

      Chicken tikka masala with rice

      OR

      Ham, cheese and egg Salad

      Bakewell tart and custard

      (Allergens: milk, celery, soya, wheat, mustard)

      Friday

      Diced beef hotpot, cabbage and carrots

      Bread & butter pudding & Cistard

      (Allergens: wheat, eggs, milk)

      Saturday 

      Choice of soup, salad or stew (delivered on Friday for £5)

      Sunday 

      Roast Beef, roast potatoes, carrots, swede & Yorkshire pudding, stuffing

      Apple sponge and custard

      (Allergens: wheat, milk)

      Lunch £7.50  Lunch & Tea £11

      Tea: Sandwich of your choice & 3 other snack items

      Alternatives available this week are;

      Jacket potato, salad, savoury mince,  chicken.

      Tinned fruit and cream, fresh fruit and cheese & biscuits are always available as a dessert alternative.

      *Menu may be subject to change

      Menu for week beginning

      29th August*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)

      Monday

      Chicken wrapped in bacon, boiled potatoes, cabbage & carrots

      Bakewell tart & custard

      (Allergens: )

      Tuesday

      Fish in parsley sauce, mash, carrots & swede

      Strawberry cheesecake and whipped cream

      (Allergens: )

      Wednesday

      Pork in gravy, roast potatoes, peas & carrots

      Fruit crumble & custard

      (Allergens: )

      Thursday

      Sweet & sour chicken

      OR

      Chicken & Leek pie, mash, green beans & carrots

      Jam sponge & custard

      (Allergens: )

      Friday

      Sausages in onion gravy, mash, cabbage & green beans

      Rice pudding & Jam

      (Allergens: )

      Saturday 

      Choice of soup, salad or stew (delivered on Friday for £5)

      Sunday 

      Roast Turkey, roast potatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, parsnips, stuffing & Yorkshire pudding

      Stuffed apples & custard

      (Allergens: )

      NB: (Gravy served daily Allergens: Wheat, milk, eggs, soya, celery, mustard)

      Lunch £7.50  Lunch & Tea £11

      Tea: Sandwich of your choice & 3 other snack items

      Alternatives available this week are;

      Jacket potato, salad, savoury mince,  chicken.

      Tinned fruit and cream, fresh fruit and cheese & biscuits are always available as a dessert alternative.

      *Menu may be subject to change

      Light snacks

      (Available in the Centre)

      Sandwiches – From £1.50

      Toasted sandwiches – From £1.60

      Beans on 2 slices of Toast – £1.50

      Egg on 2 slices of Toast – £2.50

      Bacon/Sausage Baguette – £1.80

      Sausage rolls – Small 40p Large 80p

      Cupcakes – From 45p

      Slice of cake – 75p

      Scone & butter – 75p

      Scone, cream & jam – £1.50

      Biscuits – 40p

      Crisps – 60p

      Hot & Cold Drinks

      Tea   £1.00

      Coffee  Small – £1.00 Large £1.50

      Hot Chocolate Small – £1.00 Large £1.50

      Cans 80p

      Bottled water 70p

      Upcoming events

      August

      Friday 6th – Dover Regatta – Come along and take a look at our stall where you can gain information on all the services we provide, have a go at our Tombola and lucky dip

      Tuesday 16th – Norman Hollingworth sings 11.00 until 12.00

      Friday 19th  – Bingo Night – Join us from 7pm for an evening of fun Bingo

      Friday 26th – Afternoon Tea at The Riverside Centre

      Sunday 28th –  Open for Sunday lunch. Join us between 12:15pm and 1pm where you can enjoy a sit down 2 course Sunday roast for £6.50

      September

      Friday 2nd – Afternoon tea with dancing – call to book

      Wednesday 7th – Dementia Cafe from 10.00 until 12.00

      2.30pm Client Forum. Join us to have your say on the Riverside Centre.

      Wednesday 14th – Information and Advice drop-in from 2pm until 4pm.

      Friday 16th – Quiz night

      Monday 19th – Dementia Bus will be here

      Sunday 25th – Open for Sunday lunch. Join us between 12:15pm and 1pm where you can enjoy a sit down 2 course Sunday roast for £6.50

      October

      Wednesday 5th –  Dementia Cafe

      Wednesday 12th – Information & Advice Drop-in

      Friday 14th  – Race Night – Entrance includes food

      Sunday 30th –  Open for Sunday lunch. Join us between 12:15pm and 1pm where you can enjoy a sit down 2 course Sunday roast for £6.50

      Dementia Services

      Dover Riverside Centre are proud delivery partners of the Dementia & Me co-ordinators programme lead by Age UK Herne Bay & Whitstable in the Dover Town, Total Health Excellence East and Total Health Excellence West Primary Care Network areas. If you are registered at any of the following surgeries, you will be eligible for a service from Dover Riverside centre:

      • St James Surgery
      • Peter Street Surgery
      • Buckland Medical Centre
      • The High Street Surgery
      • Lydden Surgery
      • Aylesham Medical Practice
      • Pencester Surgery
      • White Cliffs Medical Centre
      • Guildhall Street Surgery
      • The Surgery (Lyminge)
      • Sandgate Road Surgery
      • The New Surgery
      • Manor Clinic

      Please note: If you are registered with another surgery in Kent, you will still be eligible for a service. To find out who your dementia co-ordinator is, please call 01622 943 257 or email us: hokh.dementiareferrals@nhs.net

      Dementia & Me Co-ordinators will be a single point of contact for help and support for all things dementia across the area. Our Dementia & Me Co-Ordinators will be able to visit you in your own home, create a support plan, and offer a wide range of support and advice.

      Our Dementia & Me Co-Ordinators can help you:

      • Develop an adaptive support plan to help you manage changing needs throughout the dementia journey
      • Highlight the importance of a diagnosis and attend Memory Assessment appointments with you and your carer
      • Identify and arrange access to appropriate support groups for your diagnosis, offering support to take the first steps in these settings
      • By offering emotional support and advice around diagnosis and difficulties arising from dementia symptoms
      • Understand the services available locally and refer to and signpost to a wide variety of organisations with specialist expertise in dementia support or for other support needs

      Though your co-ordinator may help you find more specialist advice in some instances, your assigned co-ordinator will remain with you throughout the process and act as a single point of contact, so that you don’t have to see a different person for every problem you may encounter.

       

      If you are registered with St James Surgery, Peter Street Surgery, Buckland Medical Practice or The High Street Surgery, your Dementia & Me Co-Ordinator is:

      Laura Burwinkel
      07542 031025

      If you are registered with Ludden Surgery, Aylesham Medical Practice, Pencester Surgery, or White Cliffs Medical Centre your Dementia & Me Co-Ordinator is:

      Dan Carr
      07821 636982
      dan.carr2@nhs.net

      If you are registered with Guildhall Street Surgery, The Surgery (Lyminge), Sandgate Road Surgery, The New Surgery or Manor Clinic, your Dementia & Me Co-Ordinator is:

      Emma Harman-Stanford
      07542 031026

      Support Us

      With your help the Riverside Centre can continue to reach out to more older people in the Dover community to give them the support they so desperately need.

      Your donations go towards the centre being able to provide a community hub for adults offering social opportunities, activities, food & drink, essential support, advice and friendship. We also offer a range of services for the whole community.

      It could be someone who is struggling with chronic loneliness or they need advice to help them cope with the problems later life can bring, no one should feel they have no one to turn to. 

      With your help we can support so many more people, giving them the support, advice and companionship they need.

      Thank you.

      You can help us by making a donation by clicking on the Donate now button at the top of the page, in person, over the phone or by cheque.

      If you would like to find out more about how your donations support The Riverside Centre please call 01304 207268 or complete the below form.

        News

        August 2021

        Food satisfaction survey – The Riverside Centre aims to provide quality meals all those who attend. In July 2021 we asked our clients to complete a food satisfaction survey to determine how satisfied they were with the quality and variety of the meals.

        Click the link below to view the results

        An Audit of Food Satisfaction 2021

        September 

        We are now happy to bring back some of our much loved daily activities and events, take a look at out weekly activities page to see what we have on offer.

        Newsletters

         

        Newsletter April 21

        The Riverside Centre Charity Shop

        The Riverside Centre Charity shop is located in Biggin Street, Dover.

        The proceeds from our shop go directly to The Riverside Centre to help provide the support that we offer.

        Our high street shop has many different items for sale such as men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, Toys and games, home furnishings, bric a brac, books plus much much more.

        We regularly post to FacebookTwitter and Instagram with special offers, promotions and stock.

        Online shop coming soon

        Donations

        We are continuing to accept donations at our shop, these can be accepted Monday to Saturday between 9am and 330pm

        Vacancies

        Paid opportunities

        Dementia Coordinators

        Would you have the skills and motivation to support people affected by dementia to access the knowledge, information, advice, treatments, support and care they need to remain as independent as possible within their families and communities?

        Working with a group of local GP surgeries our Dementia Coordinators are there to support people along the dementia journey; from before they get a diagnosis right through to end of life.  They provide support to people affected by dementia, helping them to navigate the health and social care system and manage the many challenges of living with a progressive condition.

        For more information see https://riversidedover.org.uk/dementia-coordinator/ or call 01304 207268 and speak to the Centre Manager.

        To apply for this position please visit indeed

        Volunteer vacancies

        Meal Delivery Drivers

        Do you have between 2 & 4 hours spare per week? Would you like to give this time to help people within your local community? The Riverside Centre is seeking volunteers to join our friendly team to assist us in delivering Hot Meals to people in the Dover area.

        We require:

        Volunteers to help at lunch times to deliver meals to people in the local community between the hours of 11:30am and 1:00pm. The role will require car users. Mileage costs are paid. We offer a meal delivery service Mon – Fri & Sun

        To apply please call 01304 207268 and speak to the Centre Manger

        Charity shop volunteers

        We are currently recruiting for volunteers to support our charity shop, we are looking for volunteers who can help sort donations and provide excellent customer service working on the shop floor. Some till experience would be beneficial however not essential as all training will be provided.

        Shifts available: Wednesday 1pm – 4pm, Thursday 9am – 1pm and 1pm – 4pm, Friday 1pm – 4pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm & 1pm – 4pm.

        No previous experience required.

        Part-time hours: 4 per week

        To apply please call 01304 207268 and speak to the Centre Manger