Dear Riverside Staff,
Thank you so much for the loving care you provided to my Mother. All of you were so kind and helpful to her these past few months. It gave me great comfort to know she was living in such a wonderful environment. I consider all of you to be Angels.
June 20, 2020
It’s always a special day when Chef Jimmy shares a family recipe!
Q&A With Chef Jimmy
Q: Where did you get your inspiration to cook?
A: I always had an interest in cooking. It just came naturally. I never pursued it as a career until I was out of school several years and decided to just do what I love!
Q: Where did you first work as a cook?
My first job as a cook was at Burger King!
Q: What’s the favorite part of your job at Riverside Senior Living?
The favorite part of my job is my job. Putting a smile on a resident’s face is the best whether it’s a meal or something just for them to make them feel special.
Q: What does a typical day look like for you at Riverside?
I come in check on my staff and go over the menu for the day. I set up the coffee bar make sure that it is stocked up with fresh cookies, pastries, muffins or my newly famous smore treats. I walk the dining room and look at all the place settings. I check on lunch that’s being prepared. I make sure I taste everything before it goes to the residents. After lunch I will work on the next weeks menus, truck orders, and plan for special events. No two days are ever the same!
Q: What is your personal favorite thing to eat that you cook?
My favorite thing to eat that I cook is a steak because I’m very picky when it comes to my steak. I would rather cook my own.
Q: What special meals do you make for Riverside residents?
I like to add new items to the menu although we do have some Riverside staples that include the pot roast, meatloaf, fried chicken, and turkey wraps, which everyone loves!
Q: Where do you get your recipes?
My recipes and sources vary greatly. The ones close are from my grandmother. Some I have found online. If I do use one from online, or a book, I like to use them more for inspiration and add my own twist to make it my own.
Q: Do you watch any food shows on TV?
I enjoy most all food shows. Cut-Throat Kitchen, Diners, Dive-ins and Dives, Carnival Eats, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, Paula Deen, Hells Kitchen, Restaurant Impossible are a few of my favorite shows.
Q: What do you do when you are not working?
When I’m not working? I’m probably hanging out with my kids or working on a project at home.
Dear June, Steve, Brenda, Lisa and all those that helped and took care of Mama for almost 7 years.
You were so special to her and she always referred to others as her “Riverside Family.”
We know these past years were the happiest she’d had in a long time.
Also, thanks again for letting us have her reception at Riverside.
Your generosity will always be a special memory for us.
You will forever be in our debt for the care and love you gave her ~ and us.
Riverside would like to say a heartfelt “Thank You” to CASA of North Alabama for all they do for the kids of Morgan County.
Thank you to Decatur Heath Care, Lifelinks, and Southern Care Hospice for helping Riverside Senior Living residents fill 194 stockings for the kids this year.
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court and other settings. The local program serves children in Morgan and Limestone Counties.
Learn more about CASA of North Alabama at this link: https://www.casaofnorthalabama.org/
Court Appointed Special Advocates 2019 Christmas Stocking Drive at Riverside Senior Living
October 26, 2019
“Although losing my father, Thurman Burns, is sad, I am so thankful for Riverside Senior Living. When we came from another facility in Athens, we knew from the moment we entered your doors, we were “home.”
I’m glad he had a couple of months to enjoy looking at the Tennessee River, to enjoy the special music as well as playing Rook.
My husband and I will always be thankful for you and your staff.”
– Laura & Joseph Fox