The Riverside Centre
The Riverside Centre is a day care facility and registered charity for people over the age of 55 in Dover, providing a safe and welcoming environment for older people, as well as vital care services. Open since 1989, Riverside has a large lounge for patrons to relax and socialise, as well as a spacious dining room where a hot two course lunch is served every day. Our kitchen only uses locally sourced fresh ingredients, and never uses heavily processed food. In addition to the main kitchen, a well stocked snack bar provides hot and cold drinks, as well as a variety of savoury and sweet smaller bites to eat.
Riverside also provides hair and foot care services, and operates a hearing aid clinic. Breast cancer support, bereavement and art groups meet regularly at the centre, and our trained support staff provide daily scheduled activities for our patrons, ensuring that they are able to engage both body and mind in a way that meets their needs. Each patron has a personal care plan which is created once they start to attend the centre – focused on their own wishes regarding how they wish to live as independently as possible.
The Riverside Centre aims to expand its services not only as a facility for older people, but also to the wider community, opening its doors to local activity groups and other associations as a venue, as well as providing private function room hire. It is a place to serve Dover as a whole. We welcome all volunteers, whether young or old, and are disability friendly.
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