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Here is a video of our bell choir. They are awesome!
Riverview Health Care Center Administrator Missy Allen recently spoke during a Floyd County Chamber of Commerce luncheon about the Eden Alternative, a movement to promote culture change in nursing homes. Read the article below or visit the Floyd County Times online.
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SHC of Columbia recently became the first nursing home in Maury County, Tenn. to be certified in Music & Memory. Of 16,000 nursing homes in the U.S., fewer than 200 have earned the certification from Music & Memory, a research-based program that helps elders suffering from cognitive and physical challenges in care facilities find renewed meaning in life through personalized music.
Music & Memory has been featured by CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and other national media. For more on the program, visit MusicandMemory.org. For more about the program at SHC of Columbia, see the images below (click to enlarge).
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One of the highlights of our summer here at Riverview is the time that we get to spend with our local children duringVacationBibleSchool, often referred to as VBS. The laughter of the kids as they sing and dance to upbeat songs, combined with the clapping of hands by our beloved Elders, makes every preparatory hour spent so worthwhile.
This year’s theme was Son West Roundup. As we rustled up the buckaroos and cowpokes, we shared the story of Moses and explained how Jesus has an Ultimate Plan, Ultimate Power, Ultimate Rescue, and Ultimate Love and that He wants to share that with each one of us.
We typically would start our day off with our pledges to the American Flag, Christian Flag, and the Bible. Then the kids and Elders would be told another part of Moses story and shown how God works through our lives giving us a purpose from birth. Following our story we would split into groups to enjoy Music, Snack Time, Crafts, and Recreation. Daily the kids would sing their songs to the top of their lungs as the Elders clapped their hands and joined in side by side with the children. On Wednesday we were blessed to have a puppeteer group kick off our day with fun and entertainment. Every day we would close with a song and “The Chicken Dance.” It’s always fun to watch grown folks walk and talk like a chicken, not to mention attempt to lay an egg. On our last day we wrapped up by singing through the songs for the Elders and parents, had a cookout including hotdogs and watermelon, and watched the kids get soaked on the Funflatables.
I’m not sure who learned more, the kids or the Elders, but what I am certain of is that in preparation for next year, I will be bringing my bathing suit.
Riverview Therapy Department recently hosted its annual, “Rehab Reunion Luncheon”, in which we celebrate the success of our many elders who have been able to return to their home following skilled therapy services. This year was a wonderful turn out of familiar friends and family to include stories of continued recovery and growth. We here in therapy are pleased to be able to reconnect with those elders and gain additional pride in our own work as our ultimate goal are for our elders to demonstrate the highest quality of life, rather it be at home or here at Riverview Healthcare. At this time, we would also like to thank the elders themselves and family in allowing us the opportunity to care for a loved on during their time of need.
Please, come join us here at Riverview Healthcare on our last day of VBS on Friday, August 2nd. We will be having water games, inflatable, food, and fun as we rejoice in the Lord.
Today, July 29th marked our first day of VBS here at Riverview Healthcare. Please join us for the remainder of the week, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. daily for more fun, learning, and activities supporting the theme of Wild West.