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October is the month of tricks and treats. In October, we complete the transition from summer to fall and watch the change of leaves bring a new atmosphere to The Riverside. This October, the residents, their families, and staff will have the opportunity to engage in various programs that fit their needs and ever-changing interests. We begin the fall festivities with a day of pumpkin painting on October 5th. During this program, our residents will have an opportunity to participate in a reminiscent fall activity. The residents will receive pumpkins from the farms of New York and an assortment of colored paints to transform the orange and green pumpkins into colorful and elaborate decorated pumpkins. The fall activities continue with but are not limited to Halloween cookie decorating Apple Cider and Caramel Apples and the Halloween Art Program. Later on in the month, residents and staff will have the opportunity to win the best Pumpkin decorating contest in October.
Events are subject to change. Please contact our Therapeutic Recreation Department for more information on October events!
October is Hispanic Heritage Month
With the growing diverse population at The Riverside, the Therapeutic Recreation department strives to ensure that all our residents have the opportunity to bask in their heritage and ethnic traditions, as they once did in their communities. The Fundación Yolanda Laprea, a not-for-profit organization that focuses on inspiring, informing, and reaffirming the dignity and value of the older adult population through dance and movement, will be performing ‘Don Quixote’ on October 19th. We welcome our Riverside residents and their families to join us on October 19th, 2022, at 2:30 pm for this performance in the Solarium. There will be light refreshments for attendees.
Fall Fashion Show
Our month winds down with some knock-out events for our staff and residents. On October 27th, Riverside staff and residents are welcome to participate in our annual Riverside Fall Fashion Show. Participants are encouraged to present their best Fall attire down the Riverside runway. The Riverside Fall Fashion Show and Judging will take place at 2:30 pm on the 27th on the 15th Floor Gym. We ask residents and their families to get a front-row seat on the runway and help with the judging.
We conclude our month full of spooks with the Riverside Halloween Haunted House event. We welcome residents, family members, staff, and community members to face their fears and travel through the chilling, haunted halls of The Riverside. All you will need is a costume and a brave heart. We will be passing out cupcakes and Halloween candy for our residents and members of the Riverside community.
Breast Cancer Awareness
We also recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness month! On October 16th, the staff and families at the Riverside will be traveling through Central Park to participate in the infamous 5-mile non-competitive walk, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The Riverside will join in the efforts to increase awareness about reducing cancer risk and raising money to bring hope to cancer patients.
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.