RiverSpring Living Gratitude
Community Photography Project
RiverSpring Living serves older adults of all faiths through compassionate care and vibrant community
engagement. Guided by Jewish values and our non-profit mission, we advocate and celebrate a vision of
We have created this Story as part of Seeing Happy’s project to promote happiness and well-being by
sharing photographs taken by residents and clients of RiverSpring Living, their families, staff, visitors,
and volunteers. We are contributing photographs to Seeing Happy’s gratitude collection and focusing on
how shining a light on what we are grateful for increases our own happiness.
This project has been a team effort that seeks to build community and foster the values of our
organization. We have collected photographs as well as facilitated the participation of older adults who
might otherwise not have been able to participate on their own. We are grateful to share these images
At Mon Amour coffee shop in Kingsbridge in the Bronx!
Even Snow wants to look at our fishes!
This is a painting I made here in the ALP. The painting is hung above my bed and when I see it every day, it makes me smile.
Aaliyah Francis, one of our HOPE students, works in our Material Management Department delivering items throughout the RiverSpring Campus.
When I am on tour with the band l am always happy to go sightseeing. Here is a photo of me at La Jolla, San Diego.
We love our puzzles. It’s a relaxing thing to do during the day.
I enjoyed my birthday. The staff here are great and I appreciate them all. They made my birthday weekend even more enjoyable.
I enjoy looking at the fish on my walks around Riverspring. When I see these fish I always tell myself, “Nice color on a cloudy day”.
Lake George Is my happy place. A place where I can never go to, too many times.
I enjoy the programs in the ALP and around the Riverspring campus. Sip N’ Paint is full of laughter, smiles, and concentration, and the hard work pays off!
I grew up in a hockey household. The New York Rangers were the team that we cheered for. My father passed away when I was 19. Many years later, my brother and I decided to start going to Ranger games together and I am certain that my dad is with us at Madison Square Garden … Connection – Beth Grossfeld Read More »
I love watching residents create unique things using the yarn and they enjoy it.
I am excited, happy, and blessed about my granddaughter Olivia. She just turned 4 months!
“We’re a great team working together in the art studio. We complement each other,” Christian says. “Miriam does the background and I do the details.”
This piece of heaven was given as dessert at the ALR Family Brunch. Everyone enjoyed the peach cobbler and I heard so many raves when the spoonful touched the guests lists. Amazing!
I appreciate all the programs and hard work from Riverspring. I am big on APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE. I’ve enjoyed showing my painting skills during ALP’s Sip N’ Paint events.
We are friends here in the ALP. Though there is a language barrier, we both smile and laugh with each other all the time.
My painting, “Riverdale”, was chosen to be included in the LeadingAge New York traveling exhibit of 2023 using my home here at RiverSpring for inspiration.
I was honored to have my drawing accepted in the Derfner Judaica Museum and Art Collection. I am so happy and proud and was also featured in the ALP Monthly Buzz Newsletter!
I won a hooded sweater at the ALP Tailgate Party, featuring the battle of New York when the Giants played the Jets. I was so happy to have won his sweater from the football boxes!
I enjoy our special events here, including ALP Sip N’ Paint. Smiles and laughter make for the best times!
This is our photo from Grandparents Day. Our friendship was made when we both came to RiverSpring, and we have been best friends ever since.
I was painfully shy as a child and my parents thought that a summer away at camp may help me open up. I spent my first summer at Eisner Camp and have never looked back. Even today, when I drive through the gate, I know that I am free. This is the place where I … My Best Self – Beth Grossfeld Read More »
Residents love it when Kida visits. It reminds them of the dogs they had while growing up.
I’m proud to show my paintings in my room. I follow in my brother’s footsteps. I’m trying to become an artist myself. He was very nice to donate the paintings to the nursing home, which are outside my door. I want to continue with my dreams so I can become a better artist.
These are my boys who make me happy. Here is a photo of them after they went to the groomer!
The water gives me a sense of peace and helps me find myself.
The teacher in the art studio is wonderful, and I love the room and all the things that are around the room. I love the brightness.
It makes me happy because it’s so chocolaty!
The beautiful picture of the fish tank at work always brightens my day. Seeing residents stopping by and watching the fish swim gracefully is heartwarming. Their smiles and moments of tranquility are a daily reminder of the positive impact we can create in our shared space.
I’ve always been drawn to the water, especially the ocean. I am grateful to be able to always come back to the water to connect back to the earth and escape from the busy world around us.
This is. my best friend Bear. He thinks that he is a 10-pound lap dog. He makes everyone’s life happy. Bear likes running all around the yard playing with his ball and toys, and looking out the window. He is a happy dog and puts a smile on everyone’s face who encounters him.
Family over everything ❤️
This photo means many things to me but overall I love Aviation. I always wanted to be a pilot or work in the Aviation/Airlines industry. Dream big.
When my niece and nephew were born, I promised them that I would always give them advice, hugs, and amazing memories. As they got older, we planned an annual Adventure with Aunt Beth and we have made MANY amazing memories.
Last year I traveled in the beautiful country of Mexico. The street art was bright and colorful, full of optimism, despite sometimes having a serious subject. It’s something I remember vividly, especially when I look back at my photos. I’m grateful to have been able to travel, and meet new people, and to learn how … Survivors – Susan C. Read More »
I am most happy when I am spending time with my family—being with them at the beach is next level happy!
Finally, they are in a row!
I love my happy place in Maine, It’s where my heart is.
My new hobby is my view from out my window.
Grateful for when I am able to sit, looking out at the water and the boats. It feels so good to be so relaxed and worry-free.
I am grateful for our incredible Social Worker Robin Bernard who has supported us every step of the way and for the First Floor nurse’s station. Evellyn and the staff, including Charles, have been caring, attentive and efficient. I’m grateful for all those in PT, OT, activity specialists, and those who serve and prepare meals. … Joe Cardoso and Niece – Diana O. Read More »
I am Ethel Brown’s niece in California. She loves to hear about my animals so here’s a picture of Luca and Ali.
Nature reminds us there is beauty everywhere, we just have to stop and take it in!
This picture makes me grateful and happy because it reminds me of the day my wife, Victoria, and I hiked to Delicate Arch with our children, MacKenzie 1 y.o., and Nadia 9 y.o. It is a family photo with all of us. The beauty of this structure and the peaceful feeling of the ambiance are … Delicate Arch, Arches National Park – Keith Gosselin Read More »
Her name is Sunshine, she brings happiness and joy. Especially if you give her treats!
My exercise therapist, my friend, my teacher, and a beautiful person. WANDAFULL Wanda who has helped so many people, especially me ❤️❤️
Just brings a smile to my face during Autumn as I arrive to work at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.
I am grateful for the beauty of this campus, especially in the fall. It is a beautiful place to come to work each day.
RiverSpring Living is dedicated to helping older adults live full lives. For over 100 years, we have been committed to healthy aging and the highest quality of life through innovative programs and service designed to meet the evolving needs of older adults, including the nationally recognized Hebrew Home at Riverdale, managed long-term care, independent and assisted living, home care, and specialized services such as elder justice and memory care. We empower over 18,000 patients, residents, and members to live forward every day.
Our goal is to provide care in a warm, homelike environment, in a manner which preserves and enhances independence and dignity, and in a way where older adults can live, learn, and flourish. For more information visit www.riverspringliving.org.