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Events are subject to change. Please contact our Therapeutic Recreation Department for more information on April events!
Flowers will not be the only things blossoming here at The Riverside this spring. So we encourage our residents and staff to come out of hibernation and enjoy the season of rebirth and new possibilities. Apart from our weekly Catholic Sunday Mass in the Solarium, Mocktail hour, and Birthday Party of the Month, residents and staff can look at this month’s monthly calendar and see an array of new programs arriving at the Riverside. Here are the three highlights of the three programs in April that will have our residents and staff blossom like the plants and trees we are.
We start the month of April with a Jazz performance from Iona Low to kick off Jazz Appreciation Month. Residents and their family members are welcome to attend on Thursday, April 6th, at 2:30 pm in the Solarium. Ms. Iona Low will be taking program attendees on a trip through time, performing songs from famous jazz artists that we all know and love. Residents can also attend many other musical performances this month besides this Jazz ensemble.
On Saturday, April 2nd, Julliard returns. Residents who would like to attend can reach out to their therapist to ensure they are on the list for the program on the day of the performance.
Greenway Jazz Trio
This fabulous Trio also makes their monthly return on Tuesday, April 18th, for an evening of Jazz at 4:30 pm in the Solarium.
Adult Education – Spelling Bee
Our month continues with the start of the Adult Education Class: Spelling Bee. Who let the bees in (bzz, bzz, bzz-bzz)? Stephanie, our spring intern of 2023, will be working with the residents of Riverside through the process of preparing and competing in a spelling-bee competition. While this program is open to residents, family members are welcome to assist their loved ones in gearing up for the competition by attending the pre-competition classes with their loved ones and quizzing them on the selected words. The course will take place for four weeks and conclude with the final Spelling Bee Competition. The first class will take place on April 19th at 2:30 pm, followed by the second session on April 26th at 2:30 pm. Residents who would like to attend can contact their recreational therapist on the unit to have their names added to the roster.
Wine and Cheese with Anacia
The last unique program we will highlight is Wine and Cheese with Anacia. This social program encompasses a significant pastime for many. Residents are welcome to attend this program on Thursday, April 13th, at 3:00 pm. A flight of non-alcoholic wines for residents to taste and an assortment of cheese will be available for residents to try throughout the program. In addition, residents can converse with their peers and reminisce about past trips to wineries or similar wine-tasting experiences. Residents who would like to attend can reach out to their unit therapists to assist in escorting them to the program.
May the month of April come in like a breath of fresh air to clear away the path for new beginnings. To our Riverside residents, their families, and staff, we hope you have a great Easter, Passover, and spring season.
Programs are subject to change due to Covid 19 outbreaks.
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.