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Building Manager Retiring After Long ServiceRich portrait

Rich Kubasek is retiring from Riverside after over 40 years of dedicated service to Riverside Industries and One Cottage Street. He has been an exceptional caretaker of our old, large mill building helping it transform from open, empty space to a thriving tenant-filled community. A celebration of his long employment will be held on August 29th at the Garden House at Look Park. A buffet dinner will be provided by Seth Mias Catering with a celebration of Rich's time at Riverside to follow. Plaese register for the event HERE. Thank you for all your hard work, Rich!

 

 

 

 

 


Riverside Gardens returns to the Easthampton Farmers' & Makers' Market

Larry Starters smallRiverside Gardens will be participating in the Easthampton Farmers' & Makers' Market throughout the growing season. They will offer a wide variety of organically grown plants and produce grown and cared for by Riverside participants. The market runs from Memorial Day weekend until October from 9 am to 1 pm with a number of vendors and entertainment. Visit Riverside's Facebook page for weekly updates on what will be offered each week. 

 

 

 

 

 


Riverside Achieves Top MarksGina OT

Riverside has, again, received outstanding ratings from its bi-annual accreditation reviews. This past year, the Life Enrichment program achieved its highest marks to date during its CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) review. Strengths include, "[Riverside's] vision, mission, and core values are evidenced in its everyday proactices and by the commitment shown at all levels to provide client-centered care and provide services tailored to the unique needs and aspirations of each client." Also noted, "The organization has compassionate and highly competent staff members. Interactions observed reinforced respect and interest in each client." 

The Community Based Day Services and Employment programs also received excellent scores for thier OQE (Office of Quality Enhancement) review. Scores achieved were the highest ever gained, with notes praising the competency and dedication of direct support staff as well as above average community integration opportunities. The summary noted, "Staff demonstrated strong knowledge of the individuals' interest, abilities, and support needs. Within each program area and at work sites, key information that highlighted each individual's unique needs ... was readily available." Other strengths were seen in Riverside's "various practices to encourage individual's choice, control and growth, and provide meaningful day activitites."

Thanks to amazing staff and dedicated leadership, Riverside remains one of the top organizations for serving the needs of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

 

 

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