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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

Contact us

Telephone
01304 207 268

Email
admin@riversidedover.org.uk

The Riverside Centre
Maison Dieu Gardens
Dover
Kent
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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.

    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 £8.00 to your door every day (excluding weekends). A tea of a sandwich and snacks can be added for an additional £4.00

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    Lunch & Refreshments

    Our Centre is open from 9am to 3pm. A 2 course meal is served Monday – Friday at 12:15pm (see the Menu Tab)

    We also open for Sunday lunch on the LAST Sunday of every month. It is £8.00 for a 2 course meal and booking is essential.

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

    Take-away

    The Centre is now offering take-aways! For just £3.50 you can take home a tasty stew – they are frozen so you can pop them in the freezer for another day – they’ll just need reheating. Stews can be ordered from the kitchen or the snack bar in the Centre.

     

    Weekly activities

    At our Centre we have a wide range of daily activities which anyone can join. Activities start from 10am. For details see the Weekly Activity/Clubs Tab

    Exercise classes

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

    A great a opportunity to improve your fitness and meet new people!

    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.

    Footcare

    We offer 30 minute Footcare appointments in our onsite clinic room for £23

    Dementia & Me

    Riverside Dover provides a Dementia & Me service which includes Dementia Coordinators and a Dementia Organiser.

    The Centre offers Carers coffee mornings, Memory Cafes, a befriending service and an information and advice clinic.

    To find out more see our Dementia & Me and Dementia Services Tabs

    To find out more about our services complete the below form

      We are sad to announce that our hairdressing service is no longer available. We would
      like to take this opportunity to say thank  you to all the customers who have used this service.
      Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our Monday Quiz and Boccia (Indoor Seated Bowls) are CANCELLED until further notice.

      Take away a stew!

      The Centre is now offering take-aways! For just £3.50 you can take home a tasty stew – they are frozen so you can pop them in the freezer for another day – they’ll just need reheating. Stews can be ordered from the kitchen or the snack bar in the Centre.

       

       

      Aylesham Community Lunch

      Something exciting is coming in February! Starting on Tuesday 27th and then happening every 4th Tuesday of each month, is a Community Lunch at Bechange Community Hub in Aylesham. A chance to meet new people, or meet up with friends, and enjoy a FREE meal! Lunch will be served from 12.15 and everyone is welcome. To book your place please contact enquiries@bechange.org.uk or on 01304 840134

      Fresh & Nutritious

      Our Centre is open for a 2 course lunch for £8.00 or snacks from Mon – Fri

      We also offer a 2 course lunch, delivered hot to your door, from  Mon – Fri & Sun for £10.00.  An Afternoon Tea can be added for an additional 4.00

      Menu for week beginning

      *19th February

      (Available in the Centre and for delivery)

       

      Monday

      Steak & onion pie, mashed potato, seasonal vegetables

      Toffee sponge & custard

      Allergens:  milk, eggs, wheat

       

      Tuesday

      Lamb and vegetable casserole, mashed potato, vegetables

      Plum crumble & custard

      Allergens: wheat, milk

       

      Wednesday

      Roast chicken, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables

      Eton mess

      Allergens: milk, eggs, wheat

       

      Thursday

      Pork in peppercorn sauce, new potatoes, vegetables

      Peaches & cream

      Allergens: milk, wheat, eggs

       

      Friday

      Sausage, hash brown, beans, egg, mushrooms

      Strawberry mousse

      Allergens: milk

       

      Saturday

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

       

      Sunday

      Roast Pork, roast potatoes, stuffing, seasonal vegetables

      Mixed fruit crumble and custard

       

      NB: Gravy served daily – allergens: wheat, milk, eggs, soya, celery, mustard

       

      Lunch £8.00 / Lunch & Tea £11.50

      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

      *26th February

      (Available in the Centre and for delivery)

       

      Monday

      Savory mince, mashed potato, seasonal vegetables

      Fruit cocktail and cream

      Allergens: milk, eggs

       

      Tuesday

      Roast beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding & seasonal vegetables

      Chocolate mousse and cream

      Allergens: wheat, milk, eggs

       

      Wednesday

      Corned beef hash and baked beans

      Mixed fruit crumble and custard

      Allergens, milk, wheat

       

      Thursday

      Chicken and ham pie, mashed potato, seasonal vegetables

      Plum pie and custard

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

       

      Friday

      Roast turkey, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables

      Pineapple upside down cake and custard

      Allergens: eggs, milk, wheat

       

      Saturday

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

       

      Sunday

      CLOSED

       

      NB: Gravy served daily – allergens: wheat, milk, eggs, soya, celery, mustard

       

      Lunch £8.00 / Lunch & Tea £11.50

      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

      *26th February

      (Available in the Centre and for delivery)

       

      Monday

      Savory mince, mashed potato, seasonal vegetables

      Fruit cocktail and cream

      Allergens: milk, eggs

       

      Tuesday

      Roast beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding & seasonal vegetables

      Chocolate mousse and cream

      Allergens: wheat, milk, eggs

       

      Wednesday

      Corned beef hash and baked beans

      Mixed fruit crumble and custard

      Allergens, milk, wheat

       

      Thursday

      Chicken and ham pie, mashed potato, seasonal vegetables

      Plum pie and custard

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

       

      Friday

      Roast turkey, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables

      Pineapple upside down cake and custard

      Allergens: eggs, milk, wheat

       

      Saturday

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

       

      Sunday

      CLOSED

       

      NB: Gravy served daily – allergens: wheat, milk, eggs, soya, celery, mustard

       

      Lunch £8.00 / Lunch & Tea £11.50

      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

      *4th March

      (Available in the Centre and for delivery)

       

      Monday

      Diced beef casserole, dumplings, vegetables

      Plum crumble and custard

      Allergens: milk, eggs, wheat

       

      Tuesday

      Roast chicken, stuffing, roast potatoes, vegetables

      Jam sponge and custard

      Allergens, milk, eggs, wheat

       

      Wednesday

      Liver and bacon, mashed potato, vegetables

      Pears and chocolate custard

      Allergens: milk, wheat, eggs

       

      Thursday

      Roast pork, roast potatoes, vegetables

      Apple pie and custard

      Allergens: milk, eggs, wheat

       

      Friday

      Battered fish, mashed potato, peas

      Lemon drizzle cake and cream

      Allergens: milk, wheat, eggs, fish

       

      Saturday

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

       

      Sunday

      CLOSED

       

      NB: Gravy served daily – allergens: wheat, milk, eggs, soya, celery, mustard

       

      Lunch £8.00 / Lunch & Tea £11.50

      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 – £2.50

      Sausage rolls – Small 40p Large 80p

      Cupcakes – From £1.00p

      Slice of cake – £1.00p

      Scone & butter – £1.00p

      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

      10:30am – 11.30am – Yoga – £5

       Join an hour long Yoga session

      11:45am – 12:15pm – Seated Yoga – £3

      Join our session of seated Yoga

      11:45 – 12:15 – Quiz CANCELLED UNTIL FURTER NOTICE!

      12:15pm – Lunch Club

      Come in for a hot meal served at 12:15pm – 2 courses only £5.00

      1:00pm – 2:00pm  – Indoor seated bowls (Boccia) – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTER NOTICE!

      Boccia is a fun ball game similar to bowls. It can be played by individuals, pairs or teams.

      10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Knit & Natter – Free

      Come along and join the our Knit & Natter sessions, where you can chat and meet like minded people. Our informal groups welcome anyone interested in knitting and /or crocheting and all abilities are welcome. Some needles and wool will be available but it is advisable to bring your own along.

      12:15pm – Lunch Club

      Come in for a hot meal served at 12:15pm – 2 courses £8.00

      1:00pm – 2:00pm – Bingo – 50p per book 

      Bingo is a fantastic, easy game to play.  Join us for a 6 page session, where you can play from just 1 book. We play for 1 line and a full house – prizes include chocolate bars for the line and prize money for the house. Drinks, cakes and snacks available from the snack bar.

      10:00 – 12:00 – Hearing Aid Clinic

      For any issues with hearing aids or for new batteries

      10:00am – 12:00pm Memory Cafe

      Informal gathering every FIRST Wednesday of each month for support, information or advice about all aspects of Dementia.

      12:15pm – Lunch Club

      Come in for a hot meal served at 12:15pm – 2 courses only £5.00

      2:00pm – 4:00pm – Activity Sessions

      Activities such as Arts & Crafts, Cooking and Healthy Living

      Between £3.00 and £6.00 per session

      10:00am – 12:00pm – MCST Session

      Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy providing activities

      proven to stimulate the mind and maintain memory and cognition.

      12:15pm – Lunch Club

      Come in for a hot meal served at 12:15pm – 2 courses £8.00

      1:00pm- 2:30pm – Card Making

      Card making activities every Thursday

      Basic materials will be supplied but feel free to bring your own

      Sessions are free to join, however small donations are welcome to help cover costs

      1:30pm – 2:30pm – Exercise to Music

      £3.00 per session

      6:00pm – 7:00pm – Yoga

      An hour of relaxing evening Yoga

      10:00 – 12:00 – Carers Coffee Morning 

      The coffee mornings are on the THIRD Friday of the month. They are informal gatherings for anyone who may need support,

      information or advice about all aspects of Dementia and to meet other carers to share experiences

      11:45am – 12:45pm – Yoga

      A relaxing hour of Yoga

      12:15pm – Lunch Club

      Come in for a hot meal served at 12:15pm – 2 courses £8.00

      Friday 23rd  – Evening Quiz from  7.00pm onwards

      Sunday  25th – Sunday lunch at the Centre,  served at 12.15. (£8.00 for 2 courses) BOOKING ESSENTIAL

      Tuesday 27th – Community Lunch at Bechange Community Hub in Aylesham

      Tuesday 27th – Duck Soup will be here to entertain you! 11am until 12pm.

      Sunday  25th – Sunday lunch at the Centre,  served at 12.15. (£8.00 for 2 courses) BOOKING ESSENTIAL

      Tuesday 26th – Rob T will be here to entertain you! 11am until 12pm.

      Tuesday 27th – Community Lunch at Bechange Community Hub in Aylesham

      Friday 29th – Afternoon  Bingo at the Centre – 3.00pm until 5.30pm

       

      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.

      To find out who your Dementia & Co-ordinator is for the above surgery’s is please call 01304 207268

      Meet the Dementia & Me team

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

      What’s on in January!

      Memory Cafes

      These sessions are informal gatherings for anyone who may need support, information or advice about all aspects of Dementia. Join us for advice, a cuppa, or just a chat at:

      The Riverside Centre on the first Wednesday of every month from 10am until 12pm and Lydden Village Hall on the third Monday of the month from 10am until 12pm

      Carers Coffee Mornings

      Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month from 10.00-12.00 for advice, a cuppa, or just a chat . The coffee mornings are an informal gathering for anyone who may need support, information or advice about all aspects of Dementia and to meet other carers to share experience

      Information & Advice

      Do you need support such as care services?

      Come along to one of our regular Drop-In Clinics for information and advice from a range of professionals such as:

      • Dementia & Me Coordinator
      • Mental Health Team
      • Community Warden
      • DDC
      • Crossroads
      • Carers Support

      Diabetes Peer to Peer support

       

      If you, or someone you know, has diabetes and would like some support there are now THREE Peer to Peer support groups for over 18s. One is at The Riverside Centre, one is in Deal Community Clinic and the other is in Hawkinge Community Centre. The meetings are all once a month in the afternoon from 2pm until 4pm.

      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 and 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 from Monday to Saturday between 9.00am and 3.30pm

      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.

        Vacancies

        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