Riverstone Legacy Award
For 23 years the Executive Director of Riverstone, Rebecca Carel has left a legacy of enlightened community service in northern Manhattan that far exceeds the borders of one agency. Also a confident and respected instructor and consultant on issues around aging and memory loss Rebecca (“Call me Becky!”) is known to the community for her straight talk, incisive wisdom and open door. Over the course of nearly a quarter century, Becky effectively increased the available community services for persons with memory impairment and their caregivers, developed a program to integrate older developmentally disabled persons into senior center activities, created a daily money management program and flexible chore service program, successfully diversified funding and maintained a long-term and dedicated staff. Riverstone remembers Becky warmly and is honored to carry her legacy forward.