Riverview Restaurant and Grille

Monday, February 16th, will mark the debut of the new “Riverview Restaurant & Grille,” located inside our Riverview HealthCARE home. As our elders stroll down the “streets” of the Riverview community that exists inside our home, they will leave their neighborhoods, turn down Blackcat Blvd. and enter the Riverview Restaurant & Grille. They will be greeted and seated by a waiter, given a menu, and offered a drink. Our elders will have the everyday pleasure of experiencing restaurant style dining complete with a daily special, a la carte menu, soup and salad bar, and delicious daily dessert choices.

This is just the latest addition to our Riverview community, which is also home to the Mugg-Z Café, Riverview Movie Theatre, Fred Harris Memorial Library, Riverview Community Chapel, and much, much more.

We are an Eden Alternative registered home that is committed to culture change. Here at Riverview, we focus on person-centered care, and we strive each day to create the type of home environment our elders deserve. Our mission is to radically change the landscape of health care forever.

-Phillip Ramey, Director of Spirituality/Eden Mentor

Valentine Cake Bake-Off

As January nears an end and February approaches, love is already in the air here at Riverview. Decorations are displayed and plans are being made for our annual Valentine Sweetheart Ball.

Today, there was a friendly competition held between our different departments with our elders as judges. Our first ever Valentine Cake Bake-Off was held in our dining room and nearly every department entered a homemade, custom decorated treat. When the dust settled and the votes were tallied, it was dietary who for best tasting cake. Other winners included housekeeping with best appearance, and activities with most original. But the fun really began after the judging as we all enjoyed these delicious desserts.

Sounds of the Season

Sounds of the season echoed throughout our Riverview community today as we were visited by a wonderful group of carolers. A group of men and women from Mountain Comprehensive Care Center dropped by to spread some holiday cheer. Our elders were treated to some great singing, including some holiday classic like “Jingle Bells,” Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” and many other wonderful songs!

Facebook Angels Visit Riverview

Angels came bearing gifts last night at our Riverview home. Not just any angels, but Facebook Angels! This is a local organization that was started seven years ago with the intention of bringing a “Christmas Miracle” to those who have a hard time making that happen. Facebook Angels adopt names of people from all over the county, including our elders here at Riverview. Each year they deliver hundreds of gifts and help make Christmas a special time for a lot of people in our community. We are so grateful for their visit!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Today at our Riverview home, we held our annual Christmas party for our elders. A huge crowd from our Riverview community gathered together in our dining area for this very merry celebration. 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 with fund raisers, such as our annual 5K Run, 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.

Care Partner Kids Christmas

Last night at our Riverview home we continued our Christmas celebration with our Care Partner Kids Christmas. All Riverview care partners were encouraged to bring their children for this annual Christmas party. There was snacks, games, a reading of “The Night Before Christmas,” and of course a visit from Santa. Each child was given a gift from Santa and had the opportunity to sit on his lap and pose for a picture. This is just one of many holiday events that has been hosted here in our home so far… with many more yet to come. Check out some pictures from our Care Partner Kids Christmas Party!!!

 

Riverview Hosts Honor Choir

The sounds of the season echoed throughout our Riverview community today as the Prestonsburg High School Honor Choir stopped by to spread some holiday cheer. Our elders were treated to some wonderful singing, and even joined in on a few classic Christmas songs. It was a wonderful event that was enjoyed by all! Check out some pics…

Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast

Today at Riverview we honored our local law enforcement. Law enforcement is certainly a very dangerous position in which brave men and women make sacrifices and put themselves in harm’s way each and everyday to make sure our communities remain safe. Far too often their service goes unnoticed, but not by team Riverview. As we continue in our Christmas celebration here at our Riverview home, today we held our Christmas “Law Enforcement Appreciation” breakfast. Members of our city, county, and state police were in attendance, as well as fire department, DOT, and even our city mayor. It was a great time as we all came together to honor these hometown heroes. Check out some pictures from todays event…

-Phillip Ramey, Director of Spirituality

 

 

Riverview Theatre Now Open!

Today was a great day for Riverview HealthCARE. Our mission is to radically change landscape of healthcare forever, and today we reached another milestone in that journey. The much anticipated opening of our new Riverview Theatre was held today. At Riverview we are seeking to build a community full of life for all of our elders. Our community has already celebrated the opening of our Mugg-Z Café, Fred Harris Memorial Library, and also has a post office, barber shop/beauty salon, and a community chapel. Now we have a real movie theatre that can be enjoyed by our elders, care partners, and families.
Our elders voted and chose two holiday classics for our grand opening event. “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman” was the double feature, and the two stars even made a special red carpet appearance. Our elders took a stroll down the red carpet and stopped at the ticket booth to get their tickets. They then entered the theatre and made a stop for popcorn, soda, and their favorite classic movie theatre snacks. It was certainly a fun evening and there will certainly be more entertaining evenings to come at the Riverview Theatre!

– Chaplain Phillip Ramey, Director of Spirituality-Riverview HealthCARE