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!