The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Ghana West African Fashion Show to La Fermentazione del Vino to March Madness to Mastery of Mozzarella and even Science Lab, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]
Category: Life at The Fountains at RiverVue
Today was a “Winter Wonderland” here in Tuckahoe. As of 4:00 pm this afternoon, we had about 8 inches of snow on the patio! Unfortunately, as beautiful as the snow looked, it did stop us from going on our trip to The White Plains Performing Arts Center to see “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. Fortunately, that didn’t stop our residents […]
There is nothing more special than seeing two different generations coming together and working as one. Tuckahoe’s Troop leader Kerri Walters and her cadets helped our seniors decorate the Christmas tree in Winslow Parlor. It was a spectacular evening filled with joy and laughter. To top it all off, four year old Vito sang Jingle Bells in front of […]
We’re thrilled to introduce our 2018 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. This calendar reminds us that our communities are collective creations of friendly, caring individuals who are generous with their time and talents. Whether expressing their individual creativity through paint, clay, yarn, stone or an outstretched hand, they […]
Steffi Nossen School of Dance from White Plains, NY put on a fabulous show last Sunday. What a way to end the week! The girls dance routine included splits, plié’s, salsa, hip hop, ballet, modern dance and so much more. They put on some show… by far one of the best we have seen here at […]
Joyce Balint is a member of Bronxville’s Women’s Center. She is a very talented violin/mandolin player that volunteered to play here last week! It was an incredible show. We have had our fair share of guitar and violin players but never a mandolin player. It was very interesting to hear the difference in pitches between a guitar, […]
The holiday season is a time to spend with family and friends. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and New Years are all celebrations of love, joy, happiness, thankfulness and generosity. Thursday, November 16th was our Family Thanksgiving Dinner! What a night it was!!! Family and friends gathered to share a fabulous meal with their loved ones. In honor of […]
Every woman needs a good perfume to pair with her stylish shoes and clothes. Gucci, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Clinique, Versace, Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, you name it – Renee and Divinity had it!!! Not only were they selling perfumes, but handbags, scarves and ponchos as well. The best part of all, everything was half off! If you missed out, don’t […]
Happy Halloween everyone! Thank you to all who participated in the “Creative Costume Contest” – staff and residents! We had quite the creative bunch this year. Kay, one of our marvelous chefs won the “Associate Costume Contest” as a fall fairy. She made her entire costume from scratch. Ruth won our “Resident Costume Contest” as a […]
Devote animal lovers and Greenberg Nature Center employees, Grace and Danniela came to The Fountains this past week with a couple of peculiar friends. The Greenberg Nature Center is a 33-acre nature preserve in lower Westchester that offers environmental education classes, while providing enriching hands-on visitor experiences and a venue for community activities. Their mission is to ignite passion, curiosity, and respect for our natural […]
Balance Fitness is back and last week it was a HUGE success! Normally this exercise calls for eight people, but Sam had to make an exception when over fifteen ladies and gentlemen showed up for his program. This class not only concentrates on balance, but inner peace and mediation as well. Sam comes every week, so swing by on Friday at 1:45pm […]
We try and incorporate intergenerational programing into our calendar every month! This month we had fourteen students from Tuckahoe Middle School help our residents create “Decoupage Pumpkins”. Talk about a mess!!! Paint, glue and feather like paper – not a fun clean-up. But their pumpkins came out perfect! Thank you Tuckahoe Middle School for making this afternoon so […]
On October 18th, 1916, our beloved Arthur was born! Arthur has led quite an incredible life – he’s a veteran, family man, traveled the world and taught hundreds of children about the world of science. He did so much for so many and now it is our turn to celebrate him. Yesterday we had fourteen wonderful students and two hardworking […]
We are counting on you to let us know what you think of The Fountains at RiverVue – our service, our attitude, our community as a whole – so that we can be the best we can be. Your opinions matter and we want to know what we’re doing right and what we can improve […]
Our marketing department was very busy this past September and October. We had over ten new residents move into the community. It is a tradition here that every month we host a special Welcome Luncheon. We had eleven very hungry new residents come together today to enjoy a scrumptious meal. The menu consisted of filet […]
It has been an incredible summer here at The Fountains. We went for a ride on the Roosevelt Island Tramway, tried “Chicken & Waffles” for the first time, had Hershey the horse come for a visit, welcomed therapy dogs to the community on a regular basis and enjoyed so many more phenomenal adventures and events. It sure […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 60 different classes with everything from Zumba Gold to Sculpting Clay Creations to Into to iPads to Drumming Circle and even Autumn Infused Malted Milkshakes, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]
When a family is displaced by fire, when a service member needs to get home because her father passed away, when a child with cancer needs lifesaving blood, the American Red Cross is there. This lifesaving organization is a bedrock of compassion and support, one we can never take for granted. That’s why Team RiverVue […]
Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]
It has been almost 40 years since the last Solar Eclipse impacted the United States. The most recent Total Solar Eclipse was on Monday, August 21st. It spanned across the USA, from the West Coast to the East Coast. Unfortunately, New York only saw a partial solar eclipse, but it was still a monumental experience. Our new Executive Director, Stephanie […]
It has been a fabulous summer here in Westchester County! We have been blessed with fantastic weather allowing us to explore the outdoors. We have gone on a picnic, explored Roosevelt Island, toured the inside and outside of Rockefeller’s Estate and went to two beautiful outdoor restaurants – Sunset Cove on the Hudson River and Seashore Restaurant […]
If you are familiar with southern cuisine, you are well aware that fried chicken is a staple in most southern homes. Last week, Jerlyn McPherson brought Southern Style Soul Food to The Fountains for her Watermark University class. Jerlyn and her uncle, Soul Food chef, prepared chicken & waffles for the residents. Every one of them admitted […]
Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses dogs or other animals to help people recover from or better cope with health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and mental health disorders. Last week we had Hershey, a beautiful chocolate brown horse from Twin Lakes Farm visit the residents at The Fountains. Most of them were nervous in […]
Returning volunteer, Wendy Devino was born in Canada or as she called it, Fête du Canada. She was kind enough to return to The Fountains on National Canada Day with the wonderful story of where she grew up and the delicious foods that she ate. Wendy brought in Canadian appetizers, juice, cookies, flags, pins and Canadian beer. After […]
For those of you that did not know, Wednesday, June 21st was the longest day of the year – also known as “June Solstice”. But here at The Fountains, we celebrated something a little different – Alzheimer’s Awareness. In support of the Alzheimer’s Association we had a wonderful BBQ with all associates and their beautiful […]
On Friday, June 23rd, Peg and Tom McQuillan’s granddaughter, Elizabeth Gerke and her boyfriend, Craig Rowling presented a travelogue of their recent adventure in Argentina. The presentation was accompanied by a tasting of different wines from across the region and scrumptious appetizers. The residents had a blast, and cannot wait for their next tour around the world with […]
Pet therapy is a wonderful way to improve human health through social and physical interaction with certified therapy pets. Medical research shows that forming human-animal bonds can reduce blood pressure, improve cardiac health, reduce anti-social behaviors and is a stress reliever! Most importantly, it improves the residents quality of life! This month we had three certified therapy dogs meet the […]
A big thanks to two of Westchester’s bravest, John Oskacy and Laura Calisi, for stopping by The Fountains during EMS Week! They have been First Responders for about two years! During their presentation, John and Laura discussed their daily routines and the challenges that they face each and every day.They even led a demonstration on how to give CPR and […]
The residents in The Gardens neighborhood keep their minds sharp and stimulated with cognitive brainteasers daily. Community Life Associates, Chandra Sanchara and Jessica Pfau play “Follow the Letter” with the residents multiple times a week. They did a fabulous job today and completed 135 words! Excellent job today everyone!!!
Last Monday, Fashion-on-the-Go hosted a fabulous fashion show in Winslow Parlor. About a dozen beautiful models did the catwalk across the runway. A big thanks to all the gentlemen that assisted our models while they strutted their stuff across the stage. Fashion-on-the-Go will be back in August. Stay tuned for the date and time.
It has been quite an exciting few months here at The Fountains at RiverVue. We have had multiple Watermark University classes throughout the Spring Semester. Our Resident Relations Director, Stephanie Walters, taught a class on Zodiac Signs. She introduced us to the world of astrology and our horoscopes. Our Executive Director, David Goldsmith and local Tuckahoe Historian, Richard Forliano, […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 100 different classes with everything from Reel to Real to Jewelry Making to From Avocado to Guacamole to Drumming Circle and even Billiards, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]
Who needs Atlantic City when you can have a Casino Night right here in Tuckahoe? The residents and our honored guests had a phenomenal time at “A Day at the Casino!” They tried their luck at Black Jack, Roulette and Craps. Delicious appetizers and refreshments were circling the Ground Floor all day long! Not everyone was lucky […]
Just a friendly reminder that The Fountains at RiverVue is a hosting “A Day at the Casino” this Thursday, March 23rd from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. This event will be held in all common spaces on the entire Ground Floor. Join us for delicious refreshments while you try your luck at Roulette, Black Jack, and Craps […]
Marilyn Milischer is a retired high school and college art teacher. She helps those interested in art to achieve what they would like to accomplish in their artistic pursuits or their own personal growth. That is what Watermark University is all about, personal growth and thriving in all aspects of life! Marilyn comes to The Fountains three, sometimes […]
The talented and spirited Pelham Larks gave the residents at The Fountains quite the performance on Sunday, March 5th. The recital was held in the Winslow Parlor on a rather cold afternoon. The fire was roaring, the ladies were glowing and the residents were singing. The acoustic piano and their magical voices echoed throughout the entire […]
Mardi Gras dates back thousands of years to the pagan spring and fertility rites. Also known as “Fat Tuesday,” it is celebrated in many countries around the world–mainly those with large Roman Catholic populations. Brazil, Venice and New Orleans play host to some of the holiday’s most famous public festivities, drawing thousands of tourists and […]
The Fountains at RiverVue celebrated the New Year with Michael Gaskin on Saturday night. Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy 2017!!
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 100 different classes with everything from Armchair Pilates to Astrology to Chocolate Creations to Greek Culture and Traditions and even TED Talks Video & Discussion, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]
A great time was had by all at The Fountains at RiverVue’s Annual Holiday Gala. The food was delicious and the company was even better. We had a strolling violinist, a photo booth for families to take pictures together, and over 80 family members! Happy Holidays to all!
Local Girl Scout Troop # 2512 joined residents at The Fountains for a bingo game in The Inn and a cheerful visit in The Gardens.
Residents of The Inn and The Gardens had fun beautifying The Fountains for the holidays! We enjoyed some yummy hot chocolate as a treat while we worked.
Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you enjoy the pictures from the Family Thanksgiving Dinner we had last week. The largest turnout we’ve ever had!
We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]
Every year, The Fountains at RiverVue takes honor in recognizing our very own Veterans. Executive Director, David Goldsmith, gave a heart warming speech as we passed out recognition certificates to the Veterans. Resident, Shirley Gershman finished the ceremony by leading us in “God Bless America”.
We are thrilled to announce that we have received outstanding national coverage for our Veterans Life Lessons initiative in the Healthy Aging Magazine, published on November 11th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. Celebrating Our Veterans Around the U.S. Watermark Retirement Communities Shares Vet Words of Wisdom From practical, lifesaving advice, “You […]
Residents look forward to November because it’s when we have our Annual Fall Fashion Show. Fashion On The Go hosts our annual event. They provide the clothing and are the M.C. for the event every year. The ladies had a blast being escorted by the male escorts, Executive Director, David Goldsmith and Program Clerk, Dayvon Bazemore. Everyone had fun twirling down […]
Residents and Associates had a BLAST on Halloween with our Annual Halloween Parade through The Gardens and Annual Costume Contest!
Residents of The Gardens & The Inn brought out their creative sides as they painted pumpkins to decorate the community with, as part of Watermark’s Beautification Club for the month of October! Great job ladies!
Local Girl Scout Troop 2151 visited residents of The Fountains dressed in their Halloween costumes. The girls brought pumpkins they had decorated as gifts to residents in The Gardens and The Inn and even had a sing along they had prepared!