River House Adult Day Center, at the Top of Their Game

River House Adult Day Center was at the top of their game on Thursday.

Nearly 150 guests gathered inside and on the back patio at River House in Cos Cob, overlooking the Mianus River. People were glad to be together again to enjoy friendly conversation, fun and games, music by Cover Story and a silent auction.

Playing Volley ball Lane Marmon, Alex Thomas, Kathleen Godbold.
Playing Jenga.
Bill and Barbara Kelly playing cornhole.

Scattered throughout the party, the games are part of the daily activities the River House staff and clients play throughout the week. Guests bid on silent auction items, a wine pull, and enjoyed playing Cornhole, Indoor Croquet, Indoor Soft Volleyball, Mini Golf and other games while they were served cocktails and hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening.

JoAnn McCarthy, Jeff McCarthy, Denise Drake, Rocco Natale, Anne Murdock and Leah Marmon.

“We are so grateful to the people who attended, playing games and being together again, helping to provide scholarships for the people who need us,” said Donna Spellman, Executive Director in a release. “We’re not only here for our clients, we’re here for their caregivers and family as well.” 

The staff and volunteers at River House have been an important resource for families and caregivers who need extra help during the day, especially during COVID. Taking all safety precautions, they were lifesavers for so many.

All proceeds  from the evening’s event will help provide scholarship funding for clients of River House in their “Fund-A-Client” Scholarship fund. 

Past board presidents Karen Grund and Nancy Thode, with current Board President Peggy Martino

River House Adult Day Center (River House) addresses the impact of aging on families in our community by providing comprehensive, recreational and medical services to aging adults while offering guidance and support to their caregivers.  Each day over 50 aging adults who wish to remain in the community but require daytime assistance, come to River House to participate in vibrant activities, socialize with their peers, and receive compassionate care.  From 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Saturday, caregivers have the opportunity to return to their own personal obligations rest assured that their loved one is safe and happy.   Clients who may be challenged with dementia, Alzheimer’s, depression, arthritis, diabetes, vision/hearing loss, or other age-related ailments, greatly benefit from River House’s team of nurses, health aides, social workers, and therapeutic recreation staff who are trained to support their unique needs.  River House is a non-profit organization serving families from the Greenwich and Stamford communities.  www.theriverhouse.org

RH Executive Director Donna Spellman with Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo.