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It’s September 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 September events!
We at the Riverside can’t believe it’s September! Although we hate to see the summer go away, we are going to embrace the Fall with masks on, social distancing in place, and having more programs to foster our resident’s health and well-being. Apart from our regular on unit programs such as movies of the week, religious services, individual birthday celebrations, custom 1:1 visits, and the upcoming special Labor Day and special Jewish holidays, there are three programs we will like to highlight.
Adult Education Programming
We are delighted to bring back our Adult Education program, which begins on September 14 and ends on October 5. Our residents will be engaged in four-week long jewelry making training, where they will learn how to make necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, how to choose the right beads for jewelry making, how to apply the correct links and hooks for earrings and necklaces, and what kind of tools they will need. This wonderful program will end with a graduation celebration, displaying all their work in a mini fashion show display. The program will be held on the 9th-floor unit dining room from 3: p.m. to 4:00 pm every Tuesday. Social distancing measures will be in place, and everyone will be required to wear a mask. We look forward to having a fun time creating beautiful jewelry!
Remembering September 11
September 11th will always be remembered at the Riverside. Each year, we reflect on this time in unique and special ways. This year, we will be having a musical tribute to our fallen heroes and heroines and to their families who must live on without them. The music therapist and musician in the recreation department will put on a show, singing songs of strength and faith. There will be readings and poetry of tributes about this day. The event will begin at 3:00 pm on Thursday, September 9. On the actual day of September 11, we will have a moment of silence throughout the entire building starting from 9:30 am to 9:31 am.
Our Centenarians at the Riverside are so special to us. In the past, we’ve celebrated with a beautiful luncheon and invited friends and family to attend. In these Covid times, we still want to honor our special centenarian residents and will do so on September 22. On this day, we will be doing so by getting out centenarians and 99 years old residents, dressed to the nines, to participate in a fashion photo shoot, complete with hair and makeup. It will be an event to remember! After the shoot, they will be treated to a special meal to celebrate this beautiful occasion.
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.