Download our July recreation calendar for more exciting events!
It’s July 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 July events!
The summer is moving along as fast as a firefly on a summer night, and taking The Riverside right along with it! This July, we are starting the month off with our Art for Life exhibit for the entire month, celebrating July 4th by serving all our residents a special Barbecue meal on their plates, honoring the birthdays of both residents and staff, and continuing our successful COVID programs like snack cart and the rolling herb garden.
Art for Life
Along with the above-mentioned programs, there are three programs that we want to highlight. At the beginning of the month on July 1st, we kick off the Carerite Art for Life Exhibit. Over the past few months, despite the lack of big group programs, our residents were working on their creativity, whether it was during one to ones or in groups of 2 or 3 residents. Our residents were focused on painting, working with arts and crafts materials, coloring with pencils, and markers or even using other materials to prepare for this event. The exhibit will be on the 15th floor multipurpose room. There will be opportunities to vote for your favorite piece and at the end of the event on the 29th, the first and second place winners will be awarded a wonderful prize and the winner will have his or her artwork displayed in our yearly calendar. We will keep families informed about how to see and vote on the artwork.
Therapeutic Recreation Week
From July 11th to the 17th we will be celebrating Therapeutic Recreation Week at the Riverside. From Monday 12th to Friday 16th our residents and staff will engage in various interactive activities that will illustrate the importance of Recreation Therapy and its benefits. The week will be jam-packed with sensory, cognitive, physical, and tactile programs that will stimulate both staff and residents. We will have a Trivia for tokens program, asking questions about TR…ensuring that both staff, residents, and families become more knowledgeable about our TR. Residents will try their hands at learning how to Tie Dye, decorate plant pots and wine bottles with paints, pearls, and buttons. They will also exercise their body with movement programs and other interventions promoting Therapeutic Recreation. The Fun Starts around 11:00 a.m. on the 12th and at various times throughout the week. Times and events are posted on the special events calendar.
At the Riverside, we cannot believe that the 2021 Olympics is going to happen! To show our excitement about the event, we will be having our own version of the Olympic Torch Relay on the 19th beginning from the security desk in the lobby. The torch will travel to the 2nd floor and spend the time on each unit, lighting up the Riverside with the Olympic Spirits. On the last day, the Torch will rest comfortably in the Solarium with the Olympic flag until the games are over. Over the course of the two weeks, our residents will have the opportunity to take photos with the Olympic backdrop and win gold, silver, and bronze medals, as they engage in fun and games, keeping in tune with the Olympics. COVID-19 infection control practices will be in effect to ensure all our residents and staff remain COVID-19 free. We will have a lot of fun at the Riverside!!!
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.