By Jody McVeigh on February 18, 2021

After 2020 dealt the world a lemon of a year, The Rivers Grosse Pointe is making lemonade.

Despite visitor restrictions, as well as the suspension of communal dining, gym therapy, group activities and use of common areas, administrators have adapted programming to ensure residents are engaged and entertained.

The Rivers, which offers independent and assisted living, as well as memory care and physical rehabilitation services, has followed federal and state mandates since they were imposed. But even before such restrictions, the team reacted swiftly early on to keep residents, their loved ones and staff healthy and safe.

“It has been a very difficult year,” The Rivers CEO Richard Levin said. “It’s been especially difficult for our residents and their families and friends in regards to visitation and knowing how everybody is doing.”

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