Riverview holds Snowflake Ball

Members of the Auxiliary at Riverview Healthcare Campus enjoyed the Snowflake Ball. Front row, left to right: Carolyn Neff and Madonna Beard. Back row: Connie Fabian, Bonnie Schimming, Nancy Bolton-Berry and Joanne Craft

Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus turned its multipurpose room into a cozy winter wonderland on Sunday, Feb. 23, for a Snowflake Ball.  A snowstorm and poor weather conditions caused the event to be rescheduled from its original date of Sunday, Jan. 26.  As Riverview Administrator Kendra German welcomed the 60 community members in attendance, she announced, “This Snowflake Ball is our celebration to bid the snow farewell this season!”

White lights and a winter balloon arch, created by Riverview’s Kim Geldien, welcomed those in attendance. The room was decorated with large snow scenes. One such scene was an original winter mural painted by Adelaide Dunn in 1981. Guests enjoyed lasagna prepared by Riverview’s Food and Nutrition Department. Dinner also included salad, garlic toast and a variety of cheesecakes. Entertainment was provided by Jerry Wittman, who sang a variety of musical selections during the dinner. The most popular selection was his medley of Elvis Presley songs.

Multiple door prizes, many of which were donated by Ottawa County Senior Resources, were award to those in attendance. The grand prize, a large snowman, was won by Margaret Kuhlman. As guests headed home from the event, many stopped to get photos taken in snowman cutouts and in front of silver snow sparkle backdrops.

Riverview is looking forward to many more community events this spring. Saturday, March 1, the facility will hold Community Preparedness Day with a free pancake and sausage breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Presentations, which will begin at 9:30 a.m, will be from Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick (Home Safety and Security), Kenan Mylander of the Mercy St. Vincent’s Burn Unit (Home Fire Safety and Prevention), Mike Drusbacky of the Ottawa County EMA (Nuclear Emergencies, Train Derailments and Chemical Spills), meteorologist Kimberly Newman of Toledo News Now (Severe Weather) and Beth Leggett of the Ottawa County Red Cross (Emergency Kits). 

On Saturday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m., Riverview will host an indoor St. Patty’s Day Parade. The parade will end in the multipurpose room with a lunch and photos with the Riverview Leprechaun.

On Saturday, April 5, Riverview will host its annual Swing into Spring Craft Show and Easter Bunny Luncheon, photos and Easter Egg Hunt. 

For more information or to reserve a meal for the Leprechaun Lunch or Easter Bunny Lunch, call the Riverview front desk at 419-898-2851 

Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus has been county-owned and operated for 143 years. The facility has consistently remained a Medicare 5 Star facility since January of 2010. In 2013 the facility welcomed 306 admissions, helping 69%, or 211, of those admissions back to the community.

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