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Who we are

The Riverside Dover is an independent local charity which is a community hub for people over the age of 50

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
CT16 1RL

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If you would like more information please complete the below form and someone will get back to you.

    Our Services

     

    At The Riverside Centre we aim to provide vital support and life-enhancing services to people in later life, serving people in Dover and surrounding rural villages.

    We provide an extensive range of personalised services for the needs of 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 lunch 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 Lunch is served Monday – Friday at 12:15pm or if you prefer enjoy a light snack and drink from our snack bar

    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.

    Day Centre

    Our popular Day Centre aims to help older 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 £17.00

     

    Hairdressing

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

    Information & Advice

    Riverside Dover can provide free impartial Information and Advice from our trained members of staff

    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

      27th December*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)

      Monday

      CLOSED

      Tuesday

      Sausage & mash with peas

      Sponge & custard

      Wednesday

      Hunter’s chicken, roast potatoes, cabbage & peas

      Mixed fruit crumble & custard

      Thursday

      Roast turkey with all the trimmings

      Chocolate sponge & chocolate sauce

      Friday

      Minced beef & onion pie, swede & cauliflower

      Rice pudding & peaches

      Saturday 

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

      Sunday 

      Roast Beef, roast potatoes, carrots, swede & cabbage, Yorkshire pudding & gravy

      Sponge & custard

      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

      10th January*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)

      Monday

      Meatballs, mash, fresh green beans and sprouts

      Lemon sponge & custard

      Tuesday

      Chicken and leek pie, mash, carrots and broccoli

      Date & walnut cake with cream

      Wednesday

      Liver and Bacon, roast potatoes, swede and cabbage

      Trifle

      Thursday

      Sliced Gammon, mash, cauliflower and carrots

      Sultana sponge and custard

      Friday

      Smoked haddock, mash, leek, grilled tomatoes and peas

      Light meringue, fresh fruit salad and cream

      Saturday 

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

      Sunday 

      Roast Pork, roast potatoes, carrots, swede & cabbage, Yorkshire pudding & gravy

      Sponge & custard

      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

      24th January*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)

      Monday

      Steak & Kidney pie, mash, red cabbage and cauliflower

      Sticky toffee sponge and custard

      Tuesday

      Pork steaks, roast potatoes, swede and carrots

      Apple crumble and custard

      Wednesday

      Cottage pie, broccoli and carrots

      Trifle

      Thursday

      Chicken stew and dumplings, new potatoes and red cabbage

      Chocolate brownie and cream

      Friday

      Roast beef, roast potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower

      Rice pudding & Jam

      Saturday 

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

      Sunday 

      Roast Chicken, roast potatoes, carrots, swede & cabbage, Yorkshire pudding & gravy

      Lemon Sponge & custard

      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

      3rd January*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)

      Monday

      Chicken casserole

      Jam and coconut sponge & custard

       

      Tuesday

      Diced beef pie, mash potatoes, cabbage and carrots

      Sticky toffee pudding and custard

      Wednesday

      Roast Turkey, roast potatoes, stuffing, carrots and swede

      Strawberry Gateaux

      Thursday

      Pork steaks, mash potatoes, peas and grilled tomatoes

      Cherry Pie and custard

      Friday

      Cottage pie, carrots and cabbage

      Syrup sponge and cream

      Saturday 

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

      Sunday 

      Roast chicken, roast potatoes, seasonal veg

      Crumble & custard

      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

      17th January*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)

      Monday

      Sausages in onion gravy, mash, peas and carrots

      Lemon sponge and cream

      Tuesday

      Beef casserole, new potatoes, red cabbage and cauliflower

      Cherry crumble and custard

      Wednesday

      Hunter’s chicken, roast potatoes, cabbage & peas

      Lemon cheesecake

      Thursday

      Roast turkey, roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots & cabbage, stuffing & Yorkshire pudding

      Chocolate sponge & chocolate sauce

      Friday

      Chicken & Leek pie, mash, carrots and broccoli

      Banoffee Pie

      Saturday 

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

      Sunday 

      Roast Beef, roast potatoes, carrots, swede & cabbage, Yorkshire pudding & gravy

      Black Forest Gateaux

      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

      31st January*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)

      Monday

      Sausages in onion gravy, mash, red cabbage and cauliflower

      Fruit crumble and custard

      Tuesday

      Hunters Chicken, roast potatoes, broccoli and carrots

      Fruit, Jelly and Cream

      Wednesday

      Pork steaks, boiled potatoes, cabbage, carrots and peas

      Vanilla Cheesecake

      Thursday

      Roast Chicken, roast potatoes, carrots & cabbage

      Chocolate sponge & chocolate custard

      Friday

      Beef pie, mash, carrots and broccoli

      Apple sponge and custard

      Saturday 

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

      Sunday 

      Roast Gammon, roast potatoes, carrots, swede & cabbage, Yorkshire pudding & gravy

      Trifle

      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 or egg on 2 slices of Toast – £2.00

      Bacon/Sausage Baguette – £1.80

      Sausage rolls – 40p

      Cupcakes – From 45p

      Slice of cake – 75p

      Scone & butter – 50p

      Scone, cream & jam – £1.00

      Biscuits – 40p

      Crisps – 60p

      Hot & Cold Drinks

      Tea   £1.00

      Coffee   £1.00

      Hot Chocolate   £1.00

      Cans 80p

      Bottled water 70p

      Upcoming events

      DECEMBER

      December

      Friday 17th December – Riverside Dover Christmas Party, time TBC

      Join us for a wonderful afternoon of Christmas celebrations, with a 3 course Christmas dinner, entertainment and games

      JANUARY

      JANUARY

      January

      Sunday 30th January – 2 course Sunday roast 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

      Join us for our 2 course Sunday lunch from 12:15 pm – Call 01304 207268 to book

      FEBRUARY

      Friday 25th February – Murder mystery evening – details TBC

      Sunday 27th February – 2 course Sunday roast 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

      Join us for our 2 course Sunday lunch from 12:15 pm – Call 01304 207268 to book

      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 over the age of 50 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 in person, over the phone or by cheque.

      Donate now button coming soon.

      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 recieve donations at our shop on the below days, however donations are currently limited to 2 bags per day

        Mondays – 9am – 3pm

        Wednesday – 9am – 3pm

        Fridays – 9am – 3pm

        Christmas & New Year opening hours

        Friday 24th Dec – 8:30am – 1:00pm

        Saturday 25th Dec – Closed

        Sunday 26th Dec – Closed

        Monday 27th Dec – Closed

        Tuesday 28th Dec – Meal Delivery only

        Wednesday 29th Dec – Open as normal

        Thursday 30th Dec – Open as normal

        Friday 31st Dec – Open as normal

        Saturday 1st Jan- Closed

        Sunday 2nd Jan – Closed

        Monday 3rd Jan – Meal Delivery only

        Tuesday 4th Jan onwards – Open as normal