Category: Life at The Fountains at RiverVue

March 20, 2018

Welcome to Team RiverVue, Chermeine

The Community Life squad is finally complete. Chermeine Conteh (pictured) is our new Community Life Assistant. Chermeine works part time at The Fountains and is currently applying to Ophthalmology schools for the fall semester. Chermeine has jumped right into the Watermark family and has already offered to to teach two Watermark University classes. Her first week on […]

February 23, 2018

“Loukoumades” with Gene Siagris, OP/Maintenance Director

Watermark University classes are a wonderful way for the residents and staff to get to know one another. If it wasn't for Watermark University, how else would we know that our OP/Maintenance Director, Gene Siagris is a first generation Greek-American. He may live in New York and speak English to us, but he embraces his […]

January 22, 2018

Science Lab: “Elephant Toothpaste” & “Snowflake Pom-Poms”

It was a very exciting week at The Fountains - we had two very interesting Watermark University classes take place. One was a success and the other..... not so much. The first class was a science experiment. We tried to replicate an "exothermic reaction," or as the kids call it in school "elephant toothpaste". Imagine a […]

January 9, 2018

Spring 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 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 […]

December 5, 2017

Showcase of Talent

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 […]

November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Carving & Painting

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 […]

November 6, 2017

Sweet Scents Boutique with Renee & Divinity

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 […]

November 2, 2017

Creative Costume Contest

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 […]

October 30, 2017

Peculiar Pets at The Fountains

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 […]

October 23, 2017

Balance Fitness is Back!

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 […]

October 20, 2017

“Decoupage Pumpkin Patch” with Tuckahoe Middle School Students

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 […]

October 20, 2017

Happy 101st Birthday, Arthur!

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 […]

September 20, 2017

Bon Voyage Summer 2017

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 […]

September 19, 2017

Fall 2017 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 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 […]

September 8, 2017

Join Team RiverVue in supporting the Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma Relief Effort!

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 […]

August 28, 2017

The 2017 Solar Eclipse at The Fountains at RiverVue

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 […]

July 17, 2017

Horse Therapy at The Fountains

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 […]

June 27, 2017

Touring Argentina with Elizabeth Greke & Craig Rowlings

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 […]

June 21, 2017

A Man’s Best Friend

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 […]

May 26, 2017

EMS Week: A Day in the Life of an EMS Worker

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 […]

May 2, 2017

Spring Watermark University Classes!!

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, […]

April 28, 2017

Summer 2017 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 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, […]

March 24, 2017

A Night at the Casino

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 […]

March 21, 2017

A Day at the Casino

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 […]

March 7, 2017

The “Pelham Larks” Perform

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 […]

February 27, 2017

Mardi Gras Celebration!

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 […]

December 19, 2016

Spring 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 […]

December 19, 2016

Annual Holiday Gala

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!