Riverview Hosts VBS for Community

Each summer Riverview hosts a Vacation Bible School that is open for the children of our community. Each day the children have the opportunity to learn about the bible, make crafts, sing songs, meet new friends, and enjoy a week of fun and food with the Elders. Our annual VBS kicked off today with this year’s them is “Hero Central: Discovering Our Strength in God.” Here’s a few pictures from the first day of VBS 2017.

Phillip Ramey, Director of Spirituality
Certified Eden Educator/Eden Mentor Leader

Appalachian Music Program: Gospel Edition


The Appalachian Heritage Music Program was held today and this time it was the gospel music edition. A large number of Elders came out to enjoy the music and to sing along. Director of Spirituality Phillip Ramey and friends sang some of the old gospel songs of our Appalachian heritage that have been passed down from generations.

Music is a great uniting force. Music is an incredible power. Music is something that people who differ on anything and everything else can have in common. Music is one of the greatest universal languages of mankind. Where words often fail, music speaks. Music can take pain, loneliness, or sorrow and turned it into something beautiful, into something that people connect to, that’s what music does. It speaks to you. It changes you. The Appalachian Music Heritage Music Program is just one of many programs and activities that take place here everyday. Here are a few pictures from today’s event.

Phillip Ramey, Director of Spiritualty
Certified Eden Educator/Eden Mentor

Riverview Kids Christmas

Everyday is a fun day in our Riverview community, but as Christmas draws nearer, holiday cheer is clearly seen throughout the neighborhoods of this human habitat. Intergenerational programming is a big part of the community we’ve built and the relationships we share. Kids can be found throughout our Riverview home nearly everyday. So, each year before Christmas, we round up all the youngsters for our annual Riverview Kids Christmas. This event features games, Christmas cookies, music singing, and of course a visit from Santa himself. Santa personally delivers a special gift to each child in our Riverview family. Everyday is a fun day at Riverview and December 15th was certainly no exception.
Phillip Ramey, Director of Spirituality
Certified Eden Educator/Eden Mentor

A Merry Christmas for the Elders

Today at our Riverview home, we held our annual Christmas party for the elders. A huge crowd from our Riverview community gathered together in our dining area for this very merry celebration. Our very own Riverview Choir performed some holiday favorites, and Country Music Road to Fame winner Jason Goble also provided entertainment for everyone. There was plenty of festive food, singing, and even a visit from Santa Claus himself. Elders, care partners, and a host of family members joined in to sing some holiday classics as we waited for Santa to arrive. Upon his arrival, Santa brought gifts for every single elder in our home.

Our care partners work hard all year long with fund raisers, such as our annual car show, yard sales, Mugg-Z Burgers, and other endeavors to make sure Santa will be able to deliver this special Christmas.

It’s truly a blessing to be part of such a wonderful event and a wonderful home. This certainly is the most wonderful time of the year.
Phillip Ramey, Director of Spirituality
Certified Eden Educator/Eden Mentor

Riverview Kids Christmas

Everyday is a fun day in our Riverview Community, but as Christmas draws near the holiday cheer is clearly seen throughout the neighborhoods of his human habit. Intergeneration programming is a big part of the community we’ve built and the relationships we share. Kids can be found throughout our Riverview home nearly everyday. So, each year before Christmas we round up all the youngsters four our annual Riverview Kids Christmas. This event features games, Christmas cookies, music signing, and of course a visit from Santa himself. Santa personally delivers a special gift to each child in our Riverview family. Everyday is a fun day at Riverview, and today was certainly no exception. Check out some pics from the Riverview Kids Christmas…

Phillip Ramey, Director of Spirituality
Certified Eden Educator/Eden Mentor