Wellness Article: Emotional Wellness

Wellness Article: Emotional Wellness

Emotional wellness refers to the awareness and understanding a person has about their emotions and how well they are able to manage them through different life events. Not having control over your emotional health can affect your relationships, your job, and your overall mental and physical health. Physical issues could include high blood pressure or a weakened immune system that could affect you for the rest of your life.

Causes of emotional stress can be affected by challenges with work, school, relationships, or home life. It also includes things like changes in health, retirement (which can be caused by losing a sense of purpose,) losing loved ones, or moving away from home into the real world. Here are some tips and tricks to improve your emotional wellness in your day-to-day life:

  1. Being Mindful and Take Action:

Taking deep breaths and taking a minute to pause and reflect can help you to stay centered and live the moment. If you are going through a difficult time, taking time to think about life and what you can do to better it, as well as possibly taking it out, can really help you manage stress within your emotions.

  1. Do a Body Scan:

Mentally scan through your body from head to toe and bring awareness to how each part of your body feels. While you are taking your deep breaths feel every part of your body relax and let it tell you how it is feeling and what needs to be taken care of.

  1. Try to Have a Positive Mind-Set:

Sometimes it is hard to keep positive, especially with so much bad news happening in the world right now. Ways to keep positive should focus on forgiveness of oneself, spending time with positive people, and taking care of your physical and mental health.

Community Updates

Community Updates

  • All visitors and staff continue to sign in at the front desk.
  • We will continue social distancing guidelines as given to from the CDC guidelines.
  • Surveillance testing will continue throughout RiverCourt until further notice which is recommended by the CDC.
  • Masks are not required for residents but will be required for all staff and visitors.
  • All vendors of RiverCourt must provide proof of vaccination to perform or come into the building.
  • If performers can provide proof of vaccination, then they don’t have to wear masks during the performance, but they must stay 6 feet apart from residents.
  • The Fitness Center and the RiverCourt Gift Shop are currently open for business.
  • Until further notice, the memory unit and Assisted and Independent Living will not be intermingling or doing activities together till further notice.
  • All family members are welcome to join in during activities AL/IL and Reflections.
  • For all residents, family members, and staff please be cautious about what is flushed down the toilets at RiverCourt Residences as it can affect the septic system. This includes the wipes that are used for the residents that can block up the system. Thank You!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday the 5th @ 2:00: Steps in Time with Michael and Sierra
  • Wednesday the 6th @ 2:30: Resident Council Meeting
  • Thursday the 7th @ 1:30: Music with Doug Kwartler
  • Saturday the 9th @ 1:30: Honky Tonk Piano Music with Gary
  • Monday the 11th @ 6:30: Groton Fireworks Festival
  • Saturday the 16th @ 1:30: Steve Staines on the Piano
  • Tuesday the 19th @ 2:30: Birthday Party with Andy Ross
  • Wednesday the 20th @ 3:00: Happy Hour with Rich Araldi on the Xylophone
  • Thursday the 21st @ 1:30: Music with Adam
  • Friday the 22nd @ 10:30: Musical Performance by Alexandria
  • Friday the 22nd @ 12:00: Men’s Luncheon
  • Saturday the 23rd @ 12:00: Ladies Luncheon
  • Tuesday the 26th @ 2:00: Joe Malone Presents George Cohan

June Birthday’s

June Birthday’s

Patricia Pyne 7/1

Allie Barron 7/15

John Hughes 7/15

Robbie Greenbaum  7/22

Kathy DiCicco 7/24

Marion Wuschke 7/28

Happy Birthday From Everyone at RiverCourt Residences!

Independent and Assisted Living Activities

IL/AL Activities

Steps in Time with Michael

Music with Alexandria


Resident Profile: Marion

Resident Profile: Marion Wuschke

Marion Wuschke is one of our newest residents at RiverCourt Residences, she is kind and funny, and is never one to back away from a challenge. Her favorite things to do are to go for walks, read, and have genuine conversations with other people. Growing up on a small farm, Marion also loved to grow vegetables and raise animals like geese, chickens, and rabbits. Along with Farm animals, she also had pets throughout her life like dogs, cats, and bunnies. Some of her favorite childhood memories include cooking with her mother, hanging out with her best friends, playing outside, and climbing trees. Marion is a huge fan of rock and roll music, growing up in the 60s and 70s was a huge influence on her music and television choices. Marion spent 20 years working as a manager at Motorola, so she is fantastic at handling situations and reading other people in any situation. What makes her the happiest is genuinely being happy and enjoying life while it lasts. Welcome to RiverCourt Residences Marion!

CNA Appreciation Week

RiverCourt Hires an Ice Cream Truck to celebrate the fantastic things the CNAs do for all their residents.

Father’s Day

The Residents Celebrate Father’s Day

Reflections Happenings

Reflections Happenings

Steps in Time with Michael

Hymns in the Sunlight

Andy Ross Entertains the Residents


4th of July

The fourth of July has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day goes back to the 18th century during the American Revolution. On July 2nd of 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence. Two days later on the 4th they delegated from the 13 colonies and adopted the Declaration of Independence, which was drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

When the initial battles in the Revolutionary War broke out in April 1775, few colonists desired complete independence from Great Britain, and those who did were considered radical.

By the middle of the following year, however, many more colonists had come to favor independence, thanks to growing hostility against Britain and the spread of revolutionary sentiments such as those expressed in the bestselling pamphlet “Common Sense,” published by Thomas Paine in early 1776.

There was a heated debate and Congress postponed the vote on Lee’s resolution. He had to appoint a five-man committee that included Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Robert R. Livingston of New York. Their job was to draft a formal statement justifying the break with Great Britain, which later became called the Declaration of Independence.

To this day the 4th of July is still celebrated, but it has become more of a commercial holiday, much like most other holidays celebrated throughout the year. People usually spend the holiday going to parades, having barbeques and small get-togethers, while the nighttime has fireworks while people sit on blankets.

The tradition of setting off fireworks began in 1777 during the first celebration of Independence Day. Ships cannon fired a 13-gun salute in honor of the 13 colonies, and that same night The Son’s of Liberty set off fireworks over Boston Commons.

The 4th of July did not become a federal holiday until 1941 when the provision was granted to grant a paid holiday to all federal employees. Over the years, the political celebration was less and less celebrated, and now it has become a day to get together with friends and family.