All Smiles at Rivertown

Rivertown Assisted Living resident Warner Greene remembers his grandmother told him, “Don’t frown or it will stick on your face.” This warning clearly made an impression on Warner, whose cheerful motto is “to keep a smile on my face and love in my heart.”

Warner moved to Rivertown last year after learning about it from the Detroit Area Agency on Aging. He was living in an “old place that wasn’t up to par.” Now at Rivertown, Warner says, “I couldn’t be in a better place. I’m so thankful.”

A former baker and auto mechanic, Warner has six children – five sons and one daughter, or as he describes them, “a basketball team and one cheerleader.” All but his youngest live out of state, but he enjoys their calls, as well as visits from his youngest son and nephew who live in Detroit.

Eight years ago, Warner had a stroke. Today, he strives to be as active as possible. He enjoys exercise classes at Rivertown, reading science fiction, and attending church at Spiritual Israel and Its Army Temple in Detroit. He also enjoys going to nearby Belle Isle to watch the animals and the birds. “People should enjoy things while they’re still breathing,” says Warner.

Warner loves his Rivertown apartment and is grateful that he doesn’t have to worry about anything. “Julia (Rivertown Assisted Living Executive Director Julia Szuper) and the staff are tremendously nice and always ask if there is anything else I need. They take good care of me.”

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