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It’s April 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 April events!
Can you believe it’s already April? Well, at The Riverside, we can’t believe it either! Along with everyone else, we are looking forward to Easter, Good Friday, warm weather, and spring flowers. Our residents are looking forward to fresh air visits on our rooftop patio and like the rest of the world, COVID going away! In the meantime, while we wait, there are three special recreation programs coming up in April that we want to share with you.
Paint and Sip Event
On Monday, April 12th at 4:00 p.m. in our Solarium, we will be having a social distancing Paint and Sip event! Some of our residents will have the chance to leave their units and travel to our beautiful Solarium with the view of the Hudson River and New Jersey. It will be an evening of sipping sparkling wine, delicious hor d’oeuvres, socializing (though it will be at a distance), in a room set for masterpieces to be born on canvas. Nicole, our very talented Art therapist, will instruct our residents, brush by brush, as they create artworks that could one day grace the hallways of the Riverside. Our residents are excited and can’t wait for the opportunity. Stay tuned for their creations to be on display, when we post them on Facebook.
Ice Tea Cart and Ice Cream Soda Social
As the weather starts breaking, and the days are getting longer and warmer, we are looking forward to treating our residents to our special Spring Iced Tea Cart and our Ice Cream Soda Social. These two programs will be the delight of the residents on the Subacute 13th Floor and the social, which will be held on the 9th floor. The Iced Tea Cart will be filled with snazzy colorful glasses to serve the many different flavors of Iced Tea. Passion fruit teas, berry teas, orange-flavored, and even some ice teas served with special syrup.This cart will surely be the talk of the 13th Floor. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 13th at 2:30 p.m., not to be beaten on Thursday, April 8tth at 3:00 p.m.when we will be having our Ice Cream Soda Social. The residents on the 9th floor will be treated to a host of yummy Italian Ice Creams Sodas to taste. This event will take them back to the good old days of soda pop machines, records, poodle skirts, and bobby socks. What a time it will be.
This year, Earth Day at the Riverside will have a little of everything in line with saving our precious planet. On Thursday, April 22nd our residents will join staff, as we plant flowers, create paintings depicting plants and other aspects of nature. Our residents will also be educated on what’s happening to our planet and how they too can help to sustain it and make it a better place for all of us. On our special Riverside Channel 5, we will be showing nature shows from National Geographic. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. on the 10th floor but will be carried through to other units, who will all celebrate this special day.
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.