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February is here, and despite challenges in the air, the Riverside is forging ahead, providing our residents with new and exciting programs to meet their leisure needs. Like most everyone, we celebrate Black History month, Chinese New Year, Rosa Parks Day, and Super Bowl Sunday. We will also be celebrating Sydney Poitier, an African American hero, by showing one of his movies every Monday of this month. Mardi Gras is the first day in March, but on February 24th to the 28th, we will be creating a Carnival atmosphere to celebrate Fat Tuesday. There will be many other opportunities for celebrations! This month our three program highlights are:
Events are subject to change. Please contact our Therapeutic Recreation Department for more information on February events!
The three spectacular program highlights for February are:
Valentine’s Day Sing-O-Gram Fundraiser
On February 14th, we will be having our Valentine’s Day Sing-O-Gram fundraiser! This event is for both residents and staff. Our staff will surprise our residents with special songs, a red rose, a stuffed animal, or even some chocolates. The Recreation staff, accompanied by a guitar, will travel to the units to serenade the residents and staff and present them with that particular song and swag chosen for them. This year, it will be different because we will be clad in PPEs, including shields and N95 masks, to share our love. This event will take place on February 14th from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. If families are interested in buying a Sing-o-gram, they may also contact the Recreation office ext. 3561.
National Love Your Pet Day!
This program is an opportunity for us to have a modified pet program while our Pet Therapy Program is suspended due to COVID. On Friday, February 18th, our staff who have pets will bring photos or videos of their pets to work to share with the residents on their units. Our staff members are encouraged to share stories of their pets with our residents, and they, in turn, will ask questions about why they chose to have that animal as a pet.
We look forward to making this a special program happen, hoping for lots of smiles, oohs, and ahhs! It will be the sounds of the day! This event will be at 2:30 pm.
National Margarita Day!
On February 22nd, it’s National Margarita Day! We will celebrate this day with our residents on sub-acute floors 10 & 13th. Our Recreation staff will prepare some delicious faux Margaritas for our residents to partake in…including lively music and colorful carts. They will be serving all types of Margaritas to satisfy our resident’s taste buds. What a fun time we will have, taking photos and watching our residents sipping on delicious Margaritas!
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.