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It’s December at The Riverside! We have a lot of fun and many heartfelt programs in store for our residents and staff this month.
Events are subject to change. Please contact our Therapeutic Recreation Department for more information on December events!
Tree Lighting Event
As we deck the halls of The Riverside with the best decorations on this side of the Hudson River, both staff and residents are excited for our annual lighting of the Christmas trees, which will take place on Monday, December 7th at 2:30 p.m. We will be singing songs of the season, as each floor begins the countdown to flip the switch that will illuminate the hallways of the Riverside, kicking off our holiday season with the colorful lights of the season!
Face2Face Story Tellers
Face2Face.org will be returning to The Riverside, only this time it will be virtually. This fun program featuring Story Tellers from all walks of life will be shown via an iPad with Broadway stars and ordinary people telling stories of the season and of their lives. This engaging and entertaining program will kick off on Tuesday, December 8th on the 6th floor at 11:00 a.m., during our one-to-one visits. Our Recreation therapist will be traveling from room-to-room, providing our residents with a chance to choose a celebrity and a story so they can be entertained. This program will continue for the rest of the month and into the New Year.
Hot Cocoa Moco Bar!
The Hot Cocoa Moco Bar will be premiering at The Riverside on December 22nd at 2:30 p.m. on the 12th floor and will be repeated on the 16th floor, as well. Our residents will get a chance to create their own delicious cocoa and hot chocolate drinks with lots of choices. We will be incorporating our resident’s zodiac signs with various chocolate and cocoa selections. Our Aries residents will be treated to Mexican Hot chocolate, Taurus residents will be treated to Vanilla Bean Hot Chocolate, Libra’s will get to taste the yummy Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate and the list goes on. We will also offer whipped cream, marshmallows, and syrup. All diets will be considered before they are served
Don’t forget to call the Recreation Department to set up Facetime or Whatsapp appointments to reach out to your loved ones.
As we practice proper social distancing protocols in our community, we are proud to feature modified programming to continue providing vibrancy for our residents and employees. All events are subject to change. Please feel free to follow us on our Facebook page for continued updates as well as reaching out to us via Messenger.