Older people’s club opens in Abingdon
Caring Times, June 2013The Riverly Club, a members’ club for older people alongside a new care development in Abingdon, is set to become a “social destination” in the town, after it opened its doors for the first time last month. The Riverly Club provides a unique new destination for older people in Abingdon. Boasting state of the art facilities including a Spa, Wellbeing Room, Cinema, Café, Bar and Library, The Riverly Club will play host to a range of events and functions throughout the year aimed at active older people in Abingdon.
The club officially launched with an evening of jazz music, provided by the renowned Ben Holder Quartet. An exciting new partnership with a local sports club was also formally announced at the launch, with The Riverly Club’s Manager Maggie Griffith presenting a cheque for £500 to sponsor Abingdon Bowls Club.
The Riverly Club lies adjacent to and is partnered with Bridge House, a stunning new care development offering the highest standard of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 71 residents. Residents of Bridge House can access The Riverly Club facilities, creating excellent opportunities for socialising and building and maintaining friendships with older people in the wider community.
Maggie Griffith, Manager of The Riverly Club and Bridge House, said:
“The Riverly Club is both a fantastic social destination for local seniors and a unique means of creating a strong link between Bridge House and the wider Abingdon community.
“With the fantastic range of facilities the Club has to offer, along with a packed schedule of exciting events, there will be no shortage of opportunities for Club members and residents of Bridge House to socialise and enjoy life to the full.”