Rivermont Independent Living
Rivermont Independent Living is a senior residence located in Norman, OK dedicated to providing the highest levels of personal service and a warm, comfortable and actively social environment that will enrich your life. Our approach to care celebrates your unique personality and lifestyle with services designed especially for your needs, so you’ll thrive in an environment of friendship, family and support that values and respects your privacy, dignity and independence.
At Rivermont Independent Living, you’ll find a vibrant atmosphere that values both community and individuality. Every aspect of the community is designed to make residents’ lives more engaging, convenient and social, while a variety of residential floorplans offer comfortable, private retreats in which you can express your individual taste and lifestyle.
Here, you’ll feel your world grow as you meet new neighbors, get involved and take advantage of the many opportunities we offer to learn, grow and indulge your interests. With a wide range of convenient amenities and activities only steps from your door, life will become more vibrant, and your days will fill with laughter, friendship and an ever-changing calendar of fun and interesting things to do.
Meet the Residence Director
Legend Senior Living Named Great Place to Work® For 2020/2021 – Its Third Consecutive Year 07 Dec 2020
[vimeo 340959383 width="800" height="500"] Great Place to Work Institute has honored Legend Senior Living® with certification as a Great Place to Work for the third year in a row. The…
A Moment In Time: Interactive Dementia Event 28 Sep 2021 10:30-11:30am
Join us on an informative journey as we learn how to better understand your loved one. Interactive demonstrations will allow us to experience a moment in time in the life of someone with Dementia. Refreshments and light snacks will be served. Special Guest Speaker: Joe Parsons, Right At Home, Director Of Business Development.Yes, save me a seat
Summer Health & Wellness 24 Aug 2021 10:30-11:30am
Engage with local experts to help with your health and wellness goals. Our expert panel will teach you about summer wellness, staying active in the summer weather, and quick summer-inspired recipes that are healthy and delicious. The panel includes a nurse, physical therapist, and nutritionist who are ready to give you tips for meeting your health goals. Bring your questions.
Soda Shoppe - Planning for Peace of mind 27 Jul 2021 10:30-11:30am
The easiest way to rest tonight is to know you’ve taken care of tomorrow. Join us for an informative discussion on preplanning for final arrangements and after care programs that can help families rebuild their lives after a significant loss. Guest Speaker: Sarah Millsap Pre-planning & Aftercare, Specialist
Soda Shoppe 22 Jun 2021 10:30-11:30am
Join us for camaraderie and conversation; new insights and information as we begin our new Senior Engagement Group - S.O.D.A. (Seniors of Discovery & Action). Learn about topics that interest you, gain new friendships and discover how to continue to live your best life!
Barber Shop AND BITES 17 Jun 2021 6:30-7:30pm
Join us at Rivermont for an evening of music and fun! Enjoy a variety of bite-sized treats along with the sounds of Vortex of Vocal Sounds of Oklahoma as you relax with family and friends. Musical Guest: Vortex of Vocal Sounds of Oklahoma
Art In Bloom WITH FLORAL 23 20 May 2021 2:30-3:30pm
Karrie Littrell, owner of Floral 23 creates unique designs that truly make a statement. Join us as Karrie shares her knowledge and creativity with us as we all learn to style our own beautiful floral arrangements. Delicious refreshments and appetizers will be available.
Community Virtual Events
How Nature & Gardening Heals 18 May 2021 1:00 PM
In this engaging online presentation, learn how nature plays an important role in our daily lives. Orla Concannon, Founder and CEO of Eldergrow, will explain the different kinds of nature interventions that have been used to treat and alleviate common health issues including cancer, dementia, and depression.Read more
An Afternoon with Edgar Cruz 06 May 2021 3:00 PM
Edgar will wow us with engaging, upbeat, and delightful music from the classics to Cinco de Mayo favorites. Don’t miss our outdoor concert as we enjoy Edgar’s music while socializing with others safely, thanks to social distancing. We cannot wait to host you and introduce you to Edgar’s music, as we are certain he’ll become one of your favorites.Read more
Benefits Of Gardening 29 Apr 2021 1:00 PM
Gardening is an excellent way to experience nature firsthand, and older adults can benefit from the activity in multiple ways. No matter if you consider yourself to have a Green Thumb or not, you can be successful in the garden if you know the right tips, have the right tools and learn from the right teacher.Read more
Benefits of Gardening 29 Apr 2021 1:00 PM
Spring has sprung, which means we are all ready to get outside and experience the warm sun on our skin and breathe some fresh air. Gardening is an excellent way to experience nature firsthand, and older adults can benefit from the activity in multiple ways.Read more
Planning for a Positive Journey to Aging 21 Apr 2021 1:00 PM
The sixth and last in the series, this presentation again brings us experts from across the area to talk about various aging journeys. This week, we will cover topics ranging from the transition process to Medicare/Dental.Read more
Art in Bloom with Floral 23 15 Apr 2021 2:30 PM
With spring in full bloom right now, it’s the perfect time of year to brush up on your flower arranging skills. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried it before. We have the expert guidance you need to get confident with your creative skills.Read more
Safeguarding Your Home As You Age 13 Apr 2021 10:00 AM
With one in every four seniors falling annually, it is no wonder that falls and accidents are quickly becoming a public health concern for older adults living at home. Fortunately, clearing out clutter and making wise adjustments to other parts of the house can prevent many falls in the home.Read more
Effective Communication Strategies for Those with Dementia 09 Apr 2021 1:00 PM
Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia don’t just affect memory. In fact, dementia affects multiple parts of the brain and can diminish judgment and the ability to give and receive information through communication.Read more
Planning for a Positive Journey to Aging 07 Apr 2021 1:00 PM
This time, we’ll learn more about the types of senior living communities there are to choose from. Thanks to our expert presenter, no more wondering what the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing and independent living is. We’ll also talk about ways to avoid probate and more information about LegalShield.Read more
Health Starts in the Kitchen 06 Apr 2021 10:00 AM
As we age and our kids move out of the home, we can find ourselves suddenly cooking for just one person or two people instead of a table-full. If you aren’t quite sure how to cook for a smaller number, you aren’t alone. Many older adults end up frustrated as they struggle to find the right recipe ingredients and portion sizes for themselves. This can often lead to serious nutritional challenges like eating less often or choosing a processed option over fresh.Read more
State of The Pandemic 30 Mar 2021 11:30 AM
It’s been over one year since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and while we have made great strides, there is still a long road ahead. Join us as we cover what’s been happening the past 10 months, as well as updates regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.Read more
Wicked Weather 29 Mar 2021 1:00 PM
Oklahoma weather is unpredictable, and severe weather conditions are common throughout the year. While the rest of us are (safely) taking shelter in our basements, Rick Smith is researching to keep us safe and predict the next weather pattern.Read more
Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia 26 Mar 2021 12:30 PM
Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia, but that there are other types of dementia that aren’t just Alzheimer’s disease? Even though nearly 5.8 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, the condition is not always understood by family members or friends.Read more
Hospice & Transitional Care 101 25 Mar 2021 2:00 PM
If you’re a caregiver who needs to know more about hospice, join Frontier Hospice for this complimentary webinar. You will learn how to navigate Hospice benefits and available support, hospice criteria and psychological services, how to connect with person-centered services that address emotional and spiritual needs and transitional care.Read more
Charcuterie: The Art of Cheese 25 Mar 2021 3:00 PM
Originally intended to preserve meat before the invention of refrigeration, today’s charcuterie has come a long way. Join us to learn all about this creative cuisine and how to set up your own board to wow your friends at your next dinner party.Read more
Active Aging During the Time of COVID-19 24 Mar 2021 10:00 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging every aspect of our society. While we do not know what our “next normal” will be, we know that how we respond to this crisis today could help us move forward and prepare to navigate whatever “normal” becomes.Read more
Planning for the Aging Journey: Aging in Place, Advance Directives, VA Benefits 24 Mar 2021 1:00 PM
In our series's fourth installment, we will dive into what “aging in place” really means. Can you age in place in an assisted living community, or does it only refer to being in your home? We’ll cover this topic in detail, including how to make it happen successfully.Read more
Keeping the Aging Brain Healthy: Boosting Memory & Lowering Risk of Dementia 16 Mar 2021 10:00 AM
Does the idea of losing your memory keep you up at night? Dementia is not a typical sign of aging, and there are things you can start doing today to decrease your risk of developing cognitive decline. Your diet, stress levels, and sleep quality can all contribute to a brain that isn’t functioning as well as it could.Read more
Alzheimer's & Dementia Series Part 1: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s 12 Mar 2021 1:00 PM
Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia are not typical during the aging process. However, some forgetfulness happens to the best (and youngest) of us. How can you tell when it is time to worry about yourself or your loved one?Read more
Planning for the Aging Journey: VA Benefits and LegalShield 11 Mar 2021 10:00 AM
In the third installment of our series, we will cover the sometimes confusing world of VA benefits. Discover more about the ins and outs of services like the Aid and Attendance benefit for Veterans and surviving spouses, as well as additional benefits you could be eligible for.Read more
Isolation and Its Effect on Dementia 11 Mar 2021 12:00 PM
COVID-19 has drastically altered life for all of us. However, due to an increased risk of severe complications, the pandemic has especially impacted seniors. Most seniors have chosen to change their regular habits, including limiting their social opportunities, to minimize their risk of being exposed to COVID-19. For someone living with dementia, the world may already become smaller just due to the impact of the disease. Isolation can make it much worse.Read more
5 Ways to Care for Your Brain During COVID-19 09 Mar 2021 10:00 AM
Discover how to be the boss of your brain and maximize its potential even in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Want to make your brain more productive? Want to feel better emotionally and mentally? If you said yes, you need to start being the boss of your brain. Learn the latest scientific research about brain activity and how to care for it effectively and simply.Read more
Harness the Power of Your Brain 03 Mar 2021 10:00 AM
We all know the importance of physical and emotional health, but we often forget to practice a lifestyle that supports our brain with all the talk of exercise and healthy habits. The brain is one of the most important parts of our body, and we have the power to preserve and defend the connections it creates.Read more
Independent Living Floor Plans
Offering a vibrant lifestyle and the best in maintenance-free living, Independent Living at Legend® gives you the freedom to enjoy life on your terms among friends and neighbors who share your passion for life. Come and go as you please, relax, travel, contribute to the community, rekindle old interests — or even explore new ones — all while knowing that our helpful associates are committed to helping you create the lifestyle of your dreams.
Choose from spacious one, two and three bedroom apartment floorplans, featuring:
- Private verandas
- Fully equipped kitchens
- Washer and dryer connections
- Generous closet space
- Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
- Fire and smoke sprinkler systems
- Emergency Response System
Good health is vital to maintaining your independence. Our Health and Wellness programs include regular monitoring, while an on-site Home Health Care office will see to your health care needs in the privacy of your own home. It’s all part of keeping you healthy and happy, so you can enjoy the lifestyle you’ve earned.
What can I expect from a move to Independent Living?
We believe the way you live your life should be completely up to you. That’s why we offer a wide range of choices — from floorplans and services to a full calendar of fun, rewarding and educational activities that bring a world of possibilities to your door. You will enjoy services and features such as:
- Gold Leaf Dining – Restaurant-style dining created with your nutrition needs in mind
- Cultural and community events
- Education programs and religious services
- Entertaining outings
- Outside speakers
- Housekeeping services
- Covered porches and patios
- Lakeside walking paths
- Covered front entry
- Garages with openers (optional)
In addition, a wide range of amenities provide options for any interest. Stay fit, indulge your favorite hobbies, pamper yourself at our salon or catch a film at our theater. Independent Living is all about possibilities, and you’ll find a world of them right here.
How much does Independent Living cost?
Because of the variety of apartment and service options available, Independent Living rates can vary. We encourage you to contact us for assistance in determining monthly costs based on your unique situation.
To learn more about monthly rates in your area, find a Legend community, schedule an appointment and visit the community. We can help you estimate costs and make an informed decision.
Contact us to learn more about Independent Living options for you or your loved one.
Gold Leaf Dining
Lively conversations, rich aromas and exquisite flavors. At Legend®, dining is an experience that delights all the senses.
Legend’s holistic approach to dining is more than just delicious food. We place the highest priority on the nutrition and hydration that nourishes your body and mind. Nutritious, flavorful dishes served in an inviting, enjoyable atmosphere are important to enhancing wellness and adding wholeness to life.
Expertly planned by dieticians and prepared by our team of Gold Leaf Chefs, meals are an experience you’ll want to savor while catching up with friends and neighbors. Choose from a menu of delicious entrees or order something from our Café Menu in the comfort of the main dining room. If you miss a mealtime or just have a craving, order from our Anytime Dining selections. Even submit your own special recipe. At Legend, you’ll gather around our table and enjoy great food and good company every time you dine with us.
Sometimes, you may need an extra hand or a friendly ear. Our Companion Services provide personal assistance with a wide range of tasks, or simply the company of someone who cares, to promote independence and free up time for family or caregivers.
Companions Services can include:
- Socialization and support
- Encouraging participation in activities
- Helping with correspondence
- Reading, visiting
- Sharing interests and talents
- Participating in hobbies and crafts
- Aiding in personal shopping
- Escorting for family dinner or social events
- Additional housekeeping
- Information source
- Additional assistance with personal care
- Range of motion exercises
- Assistance with walking and transfers
- Assistance with morning/nighttime routines
They can also provide companionship for a few hours, offering friendly, supportive company and someone to talk to.
Whether you’d rather relax or fill your days with fun and rewarding activities, life at Legend® offers options perfectly suited to your unique style of living. You’ll feel your world grow every day as you meet neighbors and take advantage of opportunities to learn, grow and indulge your interests. Choose from a variety of fun and enriching activities planned by our dedicated Life Enrichment Directors, including:
- Group games
- Arts and crafts
- Musical entertainment
- Cultural events
- Group outings
- Educational sessions
In addition, chapel services, Bible studies and transportation to local worship services provide spiritual guidance and promote growth.
We’re constantly innovating to provide new programs, practices and services to enrich your life and enhance your health and well-being every day.
Wellness at Legend Senior Living® is more than just a program. Designed to enhance the overall health and well-being of the residents, resident wellness at a Legend® residence is our daily focus.
We care for the entire person - mind, spirit, and body. Socialization, physical activity, spiritual and emotional support, medication management, nutritional counseling, and assistance with activities of daily living are all addressed individually for each resident and support is provided for their family.
We customize our services and meet each resident and their families at their personal point of need with care and service plans designed especially for their needs. Our Healthcare staff monitors each resident's progress daily and adjusts the plan and service delivery approach as needed. Resident and family communication and counseling meetings are conducted regularly to ensure that all are confident and secure in their knowledge of the individual care plan, while our nurses act as a liaison with the resident's primary physician to coordinate medical care and integrate their instructions into the resident’s tailored service plan.
Legend offers a variety of programs designed to enhance the well-being of our residents. Fitness and exercise programs offer activities such as chair aerobics, walking clubs and fitness classes designed to enhance balance, ease arthritis pain and more. Our Companion Services provide personal companionship and assistance with tasks, delivering caring support and a friendly ear when needed.
Because at Legend, wellness extends far beyond the physical. It’s a priority that nurtures the mind, body and spirit equally and leads to a more fulfilling lifestyle.