An engaging social adult day center designed for people with memory loss. A safe space to sing and dance, engage in discussion, laugh and socialize. Caregivers will also find multiple avenues of support, from benefits assistance to exercise classes and respite.
Riverstone recognizes the importance and challenge of being a caregiver. An array of free services help you find balance. Support groups, yoga, Memory Cafe and professional guidance and tips for self-care. And much, much more.
For recreation, exercise, food and fun, our bright and inviting neighborhood center is a meeting space for people 60+ to create new friendships and discover new activities. Want to try tai chi? Learn Facebook? Dance salsa? We have an activity for you!
Need answers for benefits questions? Eviction prevention? Money management? Mental health and substance abuse? Experienced social workers work with you or your loved one one-on-one for helpful solutions.
A social adult day program for adults with a developmental disability, offering activities from arts and crafts to exercise to help engage and integrate participants into the daily life of the senior center. This intimate program allows for personalized attention.
It has been demonstrated time and again that we all do better, physically and mentally when we have someone on our side. To accomplish this, Riverstone has partnered with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to provide a full range of support and case management services to reduce hospitalization of older adults who have Medicaid.
See a short video on Riverstone and our services: see some happy faces!
Guest post by June Duncan of Rise Up for Caregivers (Photo from Pixabay) For many people, living at home throughout their golden years is a priority. In fact, some statistics indicate as many as 90% of seniors prefer to age in place. If you are like the vast majority of those who hope to Read more about How Seniors Can Ensure Safety and Independence at Home[…]
It’s time for caregivers! If you care for a family member with memory loss, consider joining us in the support groups listed below. Grupos de apoyo para cuidadores RSVP with Melissa Abreu, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-927-5600, x 111 Feb. 7th and 21st English 12:30p – 1:30p 14 y 28 de febrero en español 12:30p – 1:30p and… Read more about Support Group for February 16[…]
Program for relatives/friends of someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia in the early stage. When someone has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementia, family and friends face new questions as they adjust to the progression of the disease. Join us to learn more not only about the disease, but also about its stages, behaviors, Read more about Living with Alzheimer’s[…]
Caregivers: Bring your loved ones for a chance to PAINT!
Thanks for your holiday donations — Consider seniors and caregivers for end-of-year giving!
Guest Post from June Duncan of RiseUpforCaregivers.org When someone you love is far away, figuring out how to provide effective care and support can be a tough challenge. You want to be there in person, but sometimes it simply isn’t possible. Thankfully, there are ways you can bridge that distance and be the caregiver Read more about How to Be an Effective Caregiver from Miles Away[…]
Free educational program in partnership between Alzheimer’s Association and Riverstone Senior Life Services An educational session to learn more about memory problems, Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia! If you know someone who is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other type of dementia, join us to learn the facts. This program provides information about causes and risks Read more about Living with Alzheimer’s[…]
Riverstone Memory Center has partnered with Sweet Readers, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower young people to change the course of Alzheimer’s as they revitalize and learn from those in need. Together, seniors with memory loss due to Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia will enjoy weekly meetings with children where they will Read more about Intergenerational fun![…]
A performance by The Anthropologists
Riverstone and Sunnyside Community Services invite caregivers to a cruise!
In the time that it takes you to read this page, another person will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. You may know someone close to you who confronts this struggle, or is a caregiver. On a national level, we face a serious problem. On a local level, Riverstone seeks to address Read more about It only takes a moment to help change someone’s life[…]
Guest post by George Mears of Brain Wellness As we age, our brains break down little by little just as our bodies do. Without proper care, a lack of strong bonds between cells can become dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, so it’s important to know the right ways to ensure your brain is in good shape. Read more about How to keep your brain engaged and active[…]
A special rhythm session for family caregivers and loved ones. Sunday, September 16 at 12:30pm.
Guest post by June Duncan of RiseUpforCaregivers.org Whether finances have you moving across town to a smaller home or you’re moving across the country to an assisted living facility near family due to health concerns, downsizing can be an emotionally difficult time. The wide range of feelings that come with decluttering and parting with long-held Read more about A Senior’s Guide To Downsizing Without The Stress[…]
Manhattan Neighborhood Network: Maria Luna interviews Carmen Nunez, director of Riverstone Memory Center
Important guest post by June Duncan, of Rise Up for Caregivers The possibility of needing long-term care is something that most people don’t want to think about—much less plan for. But if you’re one of the 70 percent of people over the age of 65 who end up needing it, it’s best to be prepared Read more about Advice on How to Plan and Pay for Long-Term Care[…]
See remarkable art show with simulated stained-glass alcohol in paintings done by Riverstone seniors!
Guest post by June Duncan of RiseUpforCaregivers.org Caregiving is one of the most stressful jobs imaginable. There are long hours spent meeting the physical, mental and emotional needs of a loved one who relies on you as a companion as well as a care provider. There are precious few opportunities to unwind and spend a Read more about Advice for Caregivers on Working Self-Care into Their Daily Routine[…]
Special raffle for two tickets to HAMILTON on Broadway ($20)! AND a $5 raffle for a chance for one of five prizes: from a $500 Delta gift card to a George Foreman grill. See GALA 2018 tab above and get your tickets now.
Guest post by June Duncan of RiseUpForCaregivers.org It’s easy to understand why some people deny that a loved one is exhibiting signs of dementia and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Accepting that there’s a serious problem is admitting that they’re seriously ill, and that can be an emotionally wrenching admission. Not wanting to accept the Read more about The Danger of Denial: Accepting the Truth about Alzheimer’s Disease[…]
We hope you will join us at our Annual Gala on April 19th, 2018 where we honor local champions and raise money for senior services. Click below for information on donation and ticket purchase.
2018 arrives with a chill in the air — and our warmest wishes to supporters and friends past, present and future
Riverstone would love to have you join us at our annual Christmas Party — Please RSVP to Jennifer Hiraldo at email@example.com $7 suggested lunch donation Live music and dancing Surprises!