COVID-19 UPDATE July 12, 2020

We have gotten most of the results from our all staff and resident tests that were performed on July 10, 2020. We have received one new positive test for a staff member. This staff member has remained without symptoms of COVID-19. This staff member has been asked to self-isolate as they recover at home. All staff members continue to... Read More

July 25: Wine & Cheese Day

The basic rule about pairing food with wine is that one shouldn’t overpower the other. Simply put, strong cheeses should pair well with strong wines, while mild cheeses would go well with mild wines. Acidic wines go perfectly well with pungent cheeses. Brie goes well with sparkling wine or Chardonnay while goat cheese matches well... Read More
Gorgeous Grandma Day

Gorgeous Grandma Day

Gorgeous Grandma Day was founded in 1984 by Alice Solomon. After she graduated at the age of 50 from Wellesley College, she felt society viewed women her age and older as senior citizens who were no longer useful or relevant. Solomon realized that “grandma” was a term denoting older women, whether actually grandmothers or not.... Read More

National Hot Dog Day

On July 22, 2020, Americans will celebrate National Hot Dog Day, although National Hot Dog month extends throughout July. The hot dog is one of the most iconic American foods, along with apple pie. Sausage was developed in 13th century Germany and brought to the U.S. in the 1800s. At the same time Germans brought... Read More
World Watercolor Month

World Watercolor Month

Paintings contribute to the beauty of homes, offices, and business establishments. Whether you’re an adult, teenager, or child, learning how to paint can be fun and easy, especially if you are determined to develop this skill. If you’re unsure which medium to start with, you might want to try watercolor paintings. Watercolors are a beautiful... Read More
July is UV Safety Month: What You Eat May Protect Your Skin from the Sun

July is UV Safety Month: What You Eat May Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Researchers from Harvard University announced that lutein (LOO-teen) —a potent antioxidant found in such dark green, leafy vegetables as spinach and kale —may protect the skin from sun damage. “Lutein has been widely recognized for its eye health benefits for several years, but, our data is the first of its kind to suggest that lutein... Read More
Celebrating Independence Day

Celebrating Independence Day

In 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed, a staged party was planned to celebrate the birth of America and the separation from England. Colonists, families and towns continued to celebrate the anniversary of this freedom yearly on July 4 with large crowds and festivities. However, it wasn’t until 1870 that the Fourth of... Read More

COVID-19 Update: June 30, 2020

We are pleased to share that all current residents and staff affected by COVID-19 at Riveridge Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center have recovered.   Our Medical Director collaborated with the Berrien County Health Department to determine when a resident is deemed recovered and no longer requires transmission-based precautions using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)... Read More

COVID-19 Update June 17, 2020

As you know, Michigan has moved into Stage 4 of the Michigan Safe Start Plan. Although many restrictions have been lifted and some businesses have begun their reopening plans, long-term care facilities are still required to restrict visitors and group interactions within our communities. The Governor has extended our restrictions through July 12 (executive order... Read More

COVID-19 UPDATE June 16, 2020

As you may remember from our letter on June 12, 2020, we completed re-testing on June 9 of 90 staff and residents in collaboration with the Berrien County Health Department. We have now received all the test results from June 9 and all are negative for COVID-19 infection. In order to continue into a recovery... Read More