Photography Cameron Flaisch

Riverwood Senior Living (511 West 10th Street, Rome) hosted their fourth monthly Veterans Luncheon dedicated specifically to the veterans, and their spouses, who call Rome, Ga. home.

Regina Wright, Executive Director at Riverwood Senior Living, knew she and her staff at Riverwood could do more when celebrating and thanking all of the veterans in and around their community.

Through this began the first Veteran Luncheon, which hosted an amazing turn-out.

Accented all throughout the dining room were red, white and blue decorations, as the staff at Riverwood prepared a home-cooked meal for the attendees. A mass of Korean War memorabilia was set at the head of the room, courtesy of Mr. Charlie Patterson, a KW60 Ambassador in the Department of Defense who served on the 60th Anniversary of the Korean war Commemoration Committee.

They also hosted a guest speaker, Redonna Branton with Transitions Hospice Care, on preparing their loved ones for the future.

“We like to show our appreciation to our Veterans and all that they have sacrificed during their lives, and we feel that by hosting a monthly lunch for them, that we can show our appreciation in this small way,” says Wright.

If you wish to attend next month’s Veteran Luncheon, contact Riverwood Senior Living at 706-235-0807 to sign up or visit for more information.