Category: Life at The Fountains at RiverVue

February 12, 2019

Trip into Grand Central Terminal & Lunch at the Oyster Bar Restaurant

Did you know that Grand Central Terminal's birthday just passed? It turned 106 on Saturday, February 2nd.  After years of construction, the terminal opened its doors for the second time in 1913. Since then, it has become a beloved Manhattan landmark and a busy commuter hub for millions around the tri-state area. Speaking of commuters, according […]

February 12, 2019

Declutter to Help Others

Do you have too much stuff? You can declutter your home and help others thrive at the same time. As part of Watermark Retirement Communities, we’d like to help you make the most of your unwanted possessions. Check out these suggestions from Watermark and then contact us if you need help getting started. We’re always […]

February 11, 2019

Greenburgh Police Department’s K-9 Educational Programming

On January 6, 2003, Wayne Papovitch, detective at the Greenburgh Police Department and his canine partner, Patriot, began a seventeen week training academy held at the Yonkers Police Department K-9 Training Facility. At the academy, they were instructed in obedience, agility, scent work, tracking and criminal apprehension. Patriot is now retired from the Greenburgh Police Department, […]

February 4, 2019

International Cocoa Class

Who needs flowers on Valentine’s Day when you could get a box of chocolates. Which brand is your favorite? Hershey? Lindt? Godiva? Dove? They are all very different, but oh so similar. What makes them so similar you may ask? You guessed it, milk and lots and lots of artificial sugar. On Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14th, we are going to try […]

January 25, 2019

Hershey’s Kiss of the Week

What is your favorite type of chocolate... dark, milk, white? Let’s face it, they are all delicious.  Every Monday after exercise we are trying a different type of Hershey's Kiss. Week one, we will sample dark chocolate, week two is white chocolate, week three is milk chocolate and week four is resident's choice. Don't worry Health & Wellness Department, […]

January 25, 2019

D.I.Y. Dream Catchers

Legend has it that dream catchers were hung above the beds of sleeping children to protect them from bad dreams and evil spirits.  Those bad dreams would be caught in the web floating above their heads, and as the first rays of the morning light hit the dream catcher, their bad dreams would disappear.  They are […]

January 10, 2019

Happy Birthday to Connie Rinaldi, our Newest Centenarian

Attention all residents of Tuckahoe... We are honored to announce that December 8th is officially "Connie Rinaldi Day" in the village of Tuckahoe. On Saturday, December 8th, Connie turned 100 years old. To celebrate our beloved centenarian, we threw a huge surprise party for her. Connie  thought she was going to our weekly wine & […]

January 4, 2019

Ojibwe Dream Catchers

On Wednesday, January 23rd Caroline, our intern from Concordia College is teaching us how to make traditional Ojibwe dream catchers. A traditional Native American dream catcher is made of a round hoop, woven with a loose web of yarn and decorated with beads and feathers. Legend has it, that they were hung above the beds […]

December 17, 2018

Spring 2019 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

December 11, 2018

Final Night of Hanukkah

Well, ladies and gentlemen, we are sadden to announce that the final night of Hanukkah has arrived. Yesterday evening we gathered in the parlor to reminisce with our Jewish friends about their holiday traditions and memories. The evening was filled with laughter, tears, hugs, dancing and lasting memories. It was a joyous and heartwarming afternoon for […]

November 20, 2018

Holiday Door Decorating Contest

Time to get those creative juices flowing. This December we are having a Holiday Door Decorating Contest. Use any material that you would like - wrapping paper, wreathes, ribbon, bells, ANYTHING....We will announce the winner on Wednesday, December 26th at 4:00pm in the Activity Studio. The winner will receive a $25.00 gift card. Good luck to […]

November 19, 2018

Autumn Infused Keurig Coffee

The Keurig Coffee Machine is a relatively new invention that has all coffee lovers going crazy for more. It is a single brewing system that makes individual cups of coffee within seconds. It also makes tea, hot chocolate, lattes, espresso and cappuccinos. Last week, returning volunteer Mary Beth Giannelli, brought in her Keurig coffee machine and pastries from […]

November 19, 2018

Autumn Inspired Floral Arrangements with Tuckahoe Florist

Every two weeks Tuckahoe Florist donates a beautiful floral arrangement for our front desk. They are a family owned company that brings such vibrancy and happiness to our little village of Tuckahoe. Today, the family generously offered to show our residents how they make their beautiful bouquets. It was a fabulous autumn inspired demonstration that both […]

November 14, 2018

Expressions 2019: Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

For 19 consecutive years, Watermark has proudly published a full-color wall calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Featuring works submitted by Watermark residents from coast to coast, Expressions 2019 is sure to inspire creativity within everyone it reaches. Complimentary copies of Expressions 2019 are available for the asking while supplies last. Please call or […]

November 7, 2018

We Salute Veterans

Words cannot express our appreciation of those who served our country. This Veteran’s Day at Watermark communities coast to coast, we continue our commitment to recording the advice, life lessons and video interviews of our veterans in residence. We welcome veterans, their families and friends to join us Veteran’s Day observations and upcoming events and […]

November 6, 2018

Thanksgiving Food Drive

About one in six people in the United States struggle with hunger every single day. In the fight to stop world hunger, we are going to hold our very own Thanksgiving Food Drive. Please only nonperishable foods (check the expiration dates). The donation box can be found in the Arts & Crafts Studio. The drive […]

October 24, 2018

The Best Interns EVER!

We are so very lucky to have such a special group of young ladies interning at our community this year. Cassidy and Caroline are seniors at Concordia College, both studying social work; and Darci and Andrea go to Mercy College, both studying speech pathology. They all have so much energy and a passion for the […]

October 22, 2018

Potpourri 4 Dummies

Autumn is full of so many distinct and wonderful scents. Cinnamon, apple, nutmeg, pumpkin, brown sugar, pine, harvest spice, the list can go on.... Last week, we learned how to infuse those scents into potpourri. Potpourri is a mixture of dried, naturally fragrant plant material, used to provide a gentle natural scent. It is often […]

October 5, 2018

Snap Chat Selfies

Social collaboration between our wisest generation and our youngest generation is something that we highly encourage at The Fountains. We call this intergenerational programming. This past month, our residents learned how to take selfies on Snap Chat. Snap Chat is an app on your smartphone that allows you to take silly pictures of yourself. This simple app and a lot […]

September 25, 2018

Donations to our Local Parish

Last week, a few lovely ladies participated in our "Beading for Buddies" program. A few times a month our residents make necklaces & bracelets, which they can either keep or donate to our local Parish, Immaculate Conception. Chandra, our long time Community Life Assistant organizes this special program, and collects all of the jewelry made in […]

September 10, 2018

Dancing in the Rain

Here at The Fountains, we do not let a little rain ruin our day. We had so much going on today... Zumba Gold with Diane, dog visits, a game of bridge, a program on the "History of Rosh Hashanah" and good old fashioned, dancing in the rain.  (Left to right) Marie, Kim and Elaine were dancing […]

August 30, 2018

Active Aging Art Exhibit

Did you know that the last week of September is Active Aging Week? It is a weeklong campaign that celebrates the positivity of aging. It showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society. In honor of Active Aging Week, we are having an art show at the Bronxville Women’s Club on […]

August 27, 2018

Paninis on the Patio with Claudette Rutty

Thanks to Claudette Rutty, our Food Service Director, and her incredibly talented staff our residents enjoyed a delicious Italian meal on the patio last month. Claudette showed us all how to make grilled paninis on her new panini maker. The residents had a choice of roasted turkey with swiss cheese or pastrami with swiss cheese. The fixin's on top were, […]

August 17, 2018

Fall 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 Blessing of the Animals to Hula: The Way of Life to Empanadas Deliciosa to Fall Foliage Fanatics and even Keurig Café Concoctions, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. […]

July 24, 2018

Hula Dancing with Bina

Today we had an incredibly talented dancer visit The Fountains from Josie's International School of Dance. Her name was Bina Bora. She came to show us a thing or two about the art of hula dancing. To Bina and other native Hawaiian's, it is not just a dance - it is a way of life. She also specializes in other international dances. Stay tuned […]

July 9, 2018

ZUMBA GOLD is Back!

The Fountains Zumba Gold instructor, Diane Sorg, is back for the summer season! Grooving to the beats of salsa, flamenco, swing, pop and merengue music feels more like a dance party than a workout, which is exactly what makes Zumba so popular. The Latin-inspired dance workout is one of the most popular group exercise classes in the world […]

June 18, 2018

Spring Cleaning Donations to Big Brother Big Sister & Salvation Army

The Fountains at RiverVue would like to thank everyone who participated in our Spring Cleaning clothing drive. Our residents, their family & friends and our staff donated forty-two bags of clothing, shoes and accessories. We divided the bags into two batches. Twenty-one bags were donated to Big Brothers Big Sister of Westchester and the other half […]

May 29, 2018

Holy Guacamole

Avocados are all the rage right now. It is the go to SUPER FOOD for many health conscious individuals and... beauticians. Yes, beauticians. Avocados are native to Mexico, Central American and parts of South America.  Believe it or not, there are so many delicious dishes and snacks that you can make with avocado other than guacamole. A […]