Departments collaborate to host Christmas dinners for Riverview residents and families

Riverview Manor resident Patricia Fader is pictured here alongside her granddaughter, Sonia, who is sitting with Santa.

188 turkey dinners were prepared and served during two sittings

The Riverview Manor team served 188 Christmas dinners on Dec. 4 and Dec. 6 to the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents and family members.

Residents living in the south side of the home had their Christmas dinner first, followed by the north side residents two days later.

Riverview Manor life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum says the annual event was made possible by the excellent teamwork from the departments. The nutritional care department prepared the meals, the life enrichment team decorated the dining rooms and set the tables, and managers did the serving, Adam notes.

“Everyone did an excellent job,” Adam tells The OMNIway.

Residents and their families were served a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings at both sittings.

Of course, no family Christmas dinner would be complete without a visit from Santa, so Father Christmas made an appearance for the children, Adam notes.

The Riverview Manor resident and family Christmas dinners are annual events that bring the home’s community together during the holiday season.

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