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It’s June 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 June events!
The month of May was filled with everything about spring and Nursing Home Week, but as The Riverside steps into June, we bring the Nursing Home week Spirit and the season of summer! Apart from the Ice Cream social, the on-unit Beatles, and pride programs, we will celebrate Caribbean Heritage month, Father’s Day, Pride, Juneteenth, and a host of other individual programs on various units. Below are three of our highlighted programs for June!
This month at the Riverside, we are most excited about the return of Pastoral Visits for our residents! Both the priest and the Rabbi will be providing spiritual services to our residents who desire spiritual care! The scheduled 1:1 visits will begin on June 4th. The Rabbi will be visiting from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the priest from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Similar to our other programs during these Covid times, these programs will be following the infectious control guidelines in accordance with the CDC and the DOH. We are glad to be returning to some semblance of normalcy, especially with spiritual care.
Caribbean Heritage Month
June is Caribbean Heritage Month, and, of course, this month cannot pass us by without a big celebration at the Riverside. We have quite a few residents and staff who are from the Caribbean. It will be a time of pride for our residents to visit the Islands. The fun will begin at 2:30 p.m. on various units, decked out in different flags from multiple Islands. Our residents will be treated to Reggae, soca, zook, salsa, other music from the Caribbean; there will also be a light dessert and drinks from the Islands to go along with the mood. The Caribbean here we come!
In June, our residents on the 11th floor Memory Care unit will welcome the summer with their special Hello Summer sensory program! This program will feature all sorts of sensory materials for our residents on this unit. There will be colorful sand pails, kinetic sand for sensory stimulation, colorful visors, lais, beach balls and live music. These will be facilitated by our Music Therapist to stimulate the mind, body and soul. Summer begins at 3:00 p.m. on June 23rd on the 11th floor and ends at 4:00 p.m. Everyone will be in good spirits and have a wonderful time experiencing the season of summer through the senses. The Riverside is in the right place for June!
All of our small group programs adhere to the CDC and DOH infection control guidelines.
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.