A group of Elders and care partners from Riverview journeyed to the boys high school basketball “Sweet 16” state tournament at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY.
This was the 100th annual Kentucky Sweet 16 basketball tournament, a long standing tradition in the Commonwealth. The annual trip to the Sweet 16 has also become a tradition for our Riverview community. Each year we travel to Lexington and enjoy the sights and sounds of Rupp Arena, as well as some intense basketball action. We call this trip “The Perry Jones Memorial Sweet 16 Trip” in honor of a dear elder that lived here at Riverview. Mr. Jones had amassed an unbelievable streak by attending the state tournament 54 consecutive years. We were blessed to make this journey with him the last several years of his life, and even now that he has passed we continue to keep the streak going in his memory.
This year’s trip was a blast. We had a wonderful day together and a few of the elders enjoyed seeing a live game at Rupp Arena for the very first time. Plans are already being made for next year’s trip. Through wonderful happenings such as this we are honoring the lives of the elders that live here, honoring the memory of those who have gone, and honoring our community one elder at a time.
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Phillip Ramey, Director of Spirituality
Certified Eden Educator/Eden Mentor