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This article brought to you by Jeffrey Wellington from River Terrace Memory Care-Assisted Living INSIDER-Adult Services-Memory Care

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River Terrace Memory Care continues to maintain its Covid-free status. This Coronavirus period of 2020 has been very challenging, to say the least. One of the areas that has been most difficult for residents and their family members is the inability to have in-person visits. From the very beginning our mission has been clear: to find creative ways to ensure that family visits occur.

We started by creating opportunities for loved-ones to visit via Zoom, on tablets or other smart devices. Those were successful, so we decided to improve upon it and next came up with our window visits. Residents could safely sit in our front activity room space and chat through the front windows of River Terrace with their family members. That worked pretty well too, even though phones still had to be utilized for better hearing and communication.

Next, we had our inaugural Family Parade on the 4th of July. This event involved of family members driving, riding bikes and walking past the front and side of our community. That event was so successful that we will be having another one called the Tail-Gaiter Parade. On August 28th families will dress up and deck out their vehicles in collegiate sports colors to express their love for Ducks, Beavers and other mascots.

Recently, we added another family visiting option. We purchased a clear, plastic guard window that we placed in our front courtyard so that residents and their family members could sit face-to-face and chat. Family members have expressed gratitude of our efforts to facilitate safe visiting.

River Terrace Memory Care

950 South End Road

Oregon City, Oregon

(503) 387-5013

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