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Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

  St. Patrick’s Day is coming up this month, and here are a few fun facts about the holiday and Irish culture to help get you in that lucky holiday spirit. This holiday commemorates St. Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It also celebrates Irish...

What We’ve Been Up To

Our residents worked on Valentines for each other, which was a lot of fun. Our Executive Director has started a weekly discussion group as a time for the residents to share their experiences and thoughts, and discuss anything that is on their minds. Typically they...

Birdwatching in the Southeast

  When the spring season is again upon us, often coming abruptly here in the Southeast, it’s as though the world comes alive again with flora, fauna, and all kinds of wildlife. Spring is regarded as a time when all things are new, and there’s something...

Socially Distanced Word Game

Residents Enjoyed a Safe Game Day One of the highlights of last month was when we played a word game with the residents. We all had such a good time. We sat in a large (socially distanced) circle and put items into a basket. The items were in alphabetical order with...

What We’ve Been Up To

In January, we recovered from Christmas and stayed cozy watching movies. We also started making Valentine's Day crafts! Residents made heart-shaped dolls and each of them had a different name. A personal favorite was named “Peppermint.” MLK Day was a good reminder of...

Julie Sangar

February- Employee of the Month Julie is from Pasadena, California. She has lived in Rome for 18 years. She has worked at Riverwood for almost 5 years. She is into holistic medicine and is a fitness instructor. We like to call her the “dancing nurse.” Julie has four...

Jeanette McGinnis

February– Resident Spotlight Jeanette is from Rome, Georgia. She has lived at Riverwood for several months now. Jeanette loyally worked for the IRS for 35 years. She has a son and a daughter and likes to read religious and romance novels. Her favorite meal is...