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An overwhelming crowd of Elders, stakeholders, and family member assembled in our dining room today for a special Memorial Service to honor all residents that have passed in 2014. Director of Spirituality, Phillip Ramey conducted this special service that consisted of prayer, special singing, and a candle lighting ceremony to honor those we have lost. Different departments were represented during the candle ceremony with everyone from nursing to dietary and nearly every other department participating in the lighting of candles. Our Administrator commented on the wonderful privilege we had been given in caring for those who have passed. Our dietary department provided refreshments afterwards as everyone stayed to share stories and memories of those we gathered to honor.

A few of our Elders hit the road today for a trip to the Breaks Interstate Park in Virginia. There was lots of fun and laughter along the way, and we all enjoyed a wonderful lunch and a relaxing afternoon surrounded by the beautiful scenery. This was truly a wonderful experience. Thank you to one of our EDEN neighborhoods, Patchwork Place, for sponsoring this outing.


“Our mission is to achieve the highest quality of life for every member of our community.”


One of the best parts about celebrating a birthday here at Riverview would have to be the birthday cakes. Check out some of the tasty creations that our awesome dietary crew has turned out. They certainly help make ours elders’ birthdays a little sweeter!

Our home here at Riverview is “EDEN Alternative Registered Home.” It’s An elder-centered community that imbues daily life with variety and spontaneity by creating an environment in which unexpected and unpredictable interactions and happenings can take place. This is the antidote for boredom. Each hallway is its own neighborhood with its own mayor, council, and welcoming committee. We have a Community Chapel inside our building. We recently opened up a restaurant/coffee shop called the Mugg-Z Café, named after our facility dog. We’re currently working on a new gazebo and wander garden for our elders on the outside of our building, as well as a Public Library and Post Office for the inside of our home. It takes everyone being involved to make this work. Every department and every person must work together to create this type of environment.

When our elders came to the dining room for lunch today, they were surprised to see a country picnic with fried chicken and all the fixins supplied by our laundry and housekeeping department. Hats off to laundry and housekeeping for this spontaneous event, and sharing in a special moment and a simple pleasure with our elders!

At Riverview, we believe that providing for a person’s emotional and spiritual needs is an important part of meeting their healthcare needs. Our spirituality department is committed to providing spiritual care by helping our residents utilize their faith to promote healing. We also believe that nurturing the spirit is an integral part of resident care and quality of life. Our facility chaplain provides counseling and spiritual guidance for residents, their families, and staff.  Our chaplain also provides memorial services, hospital visitation, resident home visits after discharge, and leads weekly bible studies, worship services, and prayer groups.

Phillip R. Ramey, Director of Spirituality/Chaplain
Phillip is a local minister who has spent over a third of his life volunteering in nursing home ministry. Phillip began his full time chaplain work here at Riverview in February of 2014. Phillip also serves as Pastor of the Third Avenue Free Will Baptist Church, about one mile from our facility. He was recently voted “Best of the Best” Pastor for 2014 by the Floyd County Times newspaper. Along with having a heart for this community, Phillip also has a strong passion for this facility, its residents, and staff.

A Few of the Programs offered by our Spirituality Department

  • Weekly Devotional Services
  • Gospel Music Program
  • Church Services
  • Facility Chapel (Riverview Community Chapel)
  • Bible Study
  • Prayer Groups
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Gospel Sings
  • Daily Room Visits
  • Appalachian Heritage Music Program

The food is always wonderful in dining room at Riverview, and there is a different lunch special each day in our Mugg-Z Café, but sometimes our elders just want to hit the town to enjoy lunch at their favorite restaurants.

A spontaneous ice cream social broke out at our home. As you can see, everyone had a great time!

Pizza, arcade games, bumper cars, these were just a few of the things our campers and elders enjoyed on the final day of Camp Riverview. This year’s summer camp has been a blast. Feel free to search through previous posts to see more stories about this year’s summer camp. Here are a few pics from the final day of Camp Riverview 2014.

Last night was Karaoke Night, hosted by one of our EDEN Neighborhoods “Patchwork Place.” Check out a few pictures of the fun as some of our elders stepped up to the mic.