We are proud to call Rio Bend RV and golf Resort home, where memories are made and friendships flourish. Discover for yourself what makes our resort so special!
You will not find a more beautiful place than Rio Bend RV and Golf Resort to enjoy your winter vacation or retirement home. Nothing compares to the breathtaking view of the sunrise and sunset in the Imperial Valley desert. Rio Bend’s tranquil, country atmosphere is also filled with many daily social and physical activities for you to enjoy. A world away from the busy city life!
2015-2016 Rio Bend Baseball team
Congratulations! We are so proud of the Rio Bend Baseball Team. The team consists of 16 players, coached by Brian Fisher and managed by Ed Rabb. This competitive team placed second for overall season with 10 wins against Desert Trails and Sunbeam RV! Great job everyone.
Each year we have a “Dance for Cancer” on Pub Night to raise money for the Cancer Center of the Desert. We do this by purchasing and decorating white bags in memory of loved ones lost to cancer and to those who are cancer survivors. The Cancer Center utilizes these funds to provide cancer patients with education, emotional and mental support and access to financial support. Activities director, Sandi presents a check in the amount of $285 to CEO, Diana Peacher.
For over 20 years Mary and Harriet have donated time to escort carloads of Rio Bend residents to NAF El Centro. In total they have taken 480 guests to see the Blue Angel navy Flight Team.
These two outstanding sisters put forth every effort to make certain residents and guests of Rio Bend have an enjoyable stay. They do it all with a big smile on their face. Thank you Mary and Harriet.
Have you seen the beautiful new video of Rio Bend RV and Golf Resort on our new website? Go to our Facebook page, like and share the new video with your Facebook friends and you will receive a coupon to receive a drink for a penny on your next visit to Rio Bend!
Join the Lakeview Golf Club Today! Your $35 membership benefits include: SCGA/USGA Handicap Index 10% off Lakeview Golf Course green fees and memberships and much more.
Interested in League play? Get your friends/coworkers together to form a league. Receive additional discounts and dedicated weekly tee times just for your group. Contact the pro shop at 760-352-6638
As the 2015-2016 season comes to an end we hope you have all enjoyed spending it at Rio Bend as much as Tom and I and our staff have enjoyed having you here. We will all be working over the summer on more changes and improvements to make it even more enjoyable on your return. Have a safe trip back to your homes and a wonderful summer. See you all next season.
The best month is yet to come! The month of March is filled with lots of exciting entertainment and activities. So far this season has been a blast, and we are eager to keep is going. Be sure to check out our daily activities and upcoming entertainment!
Everyone will be sporting their “Green” as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the traditional meal of corned beef cabbage, red potatoes, carrots and dessert at 5:30 p.m. in the café. From 7 – 9 p.m. everyone can dance to the music of Dennis and Friends playing from the portico stage and making use of the dance floor. The bar will be offering drink specials as well as “Green Beer” to quench your thirst!
As the season comes to a close we have planned the Farewell Luau for Saturday, March 19that 5:30 p.m. in the Café and Portico area. This is the time for us to get together as a Rio Bend family. “Good food is always sweeter with good friends”. And it is FREE to all Rio Bend Residents. The bar will be open and Dennis and Friends will be playing their last gig for the season. Come on out for a evening of laughter and fun!
Whats new for March?
Every Monday join us at 9 a.m. in the Activity Center for an exciting game of Billiards. Both novice and hard core players are welcome for fun games and tournaments.
Getting fit doesn’t have to feel like work. Come stomp to your favorite country classics and new releases. Learn to Country Line Dance every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the portico.
Hot off the griddle!
Delicious pancakes are hot off the griddle at Lakeview Golf Course Snack Bar on Saturday, March 12th. For only $6.00 you will get these breakfast favorites with scrambled eggs and two sausage links. Milk and orange juice will be on sale. Sit out on the patio and enjoy the warm sun, while planning your day with friends.
Easter Potluck Dinner
Easter Sunday comes early this year and will be celebrated with a potluck dinner in the Café. The Resort will provide ham, and drinks will be on sale. Please sign up in the Activity Center so we will know what delicious foods and desserts will be served.
February 26th is a night of music and comedy you will enjoy. Rebecca Dawn is an accomplished, versatile entertainer from Branson, Missouri and will be on our stage under the portico.
There was a great turnout for Western Week. Residents teamed up and competed against each other in pickle ball, shuffleboard, bocce, ladder ball and putters challenge. Game winners received prizes for free Fish Dinners, Taco Plates, coupons for the Ice Cream Social and tickets to our big entertainments. A special thank you to our volunteers for their help in organizing the games.
Julia and her cheerful staff are cooking up specials at the Pro Shop Snack Bar daily 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Menu includes hamburgers, hotdogs, turkey burgers, taco salad, grilled chicken salad and more. There is a gorgeous view of the golf course and mountains from the patio to enjoy while you visit with friends. Sodas, beer and wine are available in café.
Let’s Get Active! Start the New Year with a resolution to be healthy. Check out the new treadmills, stationery bicycles and elipticals and in the Fitness Center. Stop by the office for the door code for your 24 hour access to workout.
Gold Zumba Class led by Irene Ortiz is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Fitness Center. Or join everyone in the pool on Tuesday and Thursday for water Zumba. Water aerobics is every morning Monday through Friday and the water volley ball group plays on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
Lake View Golf Course
The most fun and exciting game at Lake View Golf Course each year is the “Horse Race”. Winners of the “Big Money” were Arden McEachren and Marilyn Dyson
Upcoming Action on the Golf Course
February 10 – Men’s Club Championship
February 16 – Women’s Club Championship
February 10 – Imperial Quarterback Club- Fundraiser Tournament to benefit student athletes of Imperial High School
CONGRATULATIONS to Rio Bend Golfers for winning the Annual Rio Bend vs. Sunbeam Tournament. We had a terrific turnout of 42 players from Rio Bend and 36 players from Sunbeam.
It is a brand new year, and there is no better place to be than Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort!
The holidays may be past, but the new year is just getting started here at Rio Bend.
And this year we are bringing you more of everything – more fun, more entertainment, more social events and more good times than ever! Our January list of activities and events is covered in this month’s newsletter.
Rio Bend is the place to ring in the holidays. There is so much happening here, it will not all fit into this email! From the Christmas Dinner Dance on December 24th, to the House of Hope initiative and the Angel Tree – Rio Bend is the place to be for the holidays!
And of course Rio Bend remains the premier destination resort for golf, fitness activities and just enjoying life to the fullest.
Of course, our regular activities continue, including lap swimming in our new pool, Fish Fry Fridays, a Putter’s Challenge on Thursday, Dec. 10 and weekly fishing contests for bass and catfish in our 13-acre lake. All the details are in the newsletter.
We want to extend our thanks to everyone coming to spend the holidays at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort – as well as those of you who make our resort your home at other times of the year. We are honored to serve you, and wish you all of you a joyous and happy new year!
Great times at Rio Bend never end. We have covered all of the upgrades and improvements this summer, invited everyone to get involved in the outdoor activities and now it’s time to get fit with your choice of a wide variety of options:
Rio Bend’s Fitness Center is equipped with everything you need to attain your individual fitness goals. Enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains while working out on our elliptical machines, treadmills or stationary bikes. You will also find free weights, exercise balls, bench press, torso rotation and a Nautilus NS4000 multi-station weight system.
And if you need a little coaching, our resident fitness expert, Greg O’Donnell, will be offering instruction on the proper use of all equipment. Greg is an avid athlete and recently won the ITU World Triathlon in San Diego this year in his age group. He is ranked fifth in the world and has been selected to represent the United States in the ITU World Grand Final in London.
If aerobics is your exercise of choice, join us on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays for an hour of getting fit to music. Zumba Gold classes will be led by certified Zumba Fitness Instructor Irene Ortiz.
Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workouts of Zumba and modifies the pace for beginners and seniors. Zumba Gold builds cardio-vascular health and works the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance music. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes, bring a bottle of water and meet with us in the Fitness Center for lots of fun.
For those guests with limited physical motion join the “Sit and Fit” exercise class led by Sharon Stirtz. Sit and Fit is a series of easy movements using a chair to stretch and strengthen. This class will teach you simple exercise movements that you can do at home.
Swimming is a good way to stay fit, burn calories and strengthen your muscles. Swimming for fitness can also improve sleep patterns, lower cholesterol levels and improve digestion. Come lap with us in our newly remodeled, heated swimming pool with two new lap lanes. Each lap lane has tile lines, end t’s and crosses. Wave inhibitors have been added between the lanes to suppress the waves made by others.
Every weekday at 9:00 a.m. join the Rio Bend residents at our pool for water aerobics. Water aerobics focus on aerobic endurance, resistance training and creating an enjoyable atmosphere with music. This type of exercise is the safest form of exercise for people with arthritis, osteoporosis and weak joints. The best part of water aerobics is that you do not have to be a swimmer to participate and there is no special equipment to purchase. You do not want to miss seeing Harriett – she will be out there to encourage you.
Okay,Karaoketechnically is not really a fitness sport, but it is fun. And it can be competitive. Keith Meloche has a great playlist and we are certain you will find a song befitting your talent. Meet on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at the portico to entertain and be entertained.
The Imperial Valley Press approached us to determine if there is any interest in a competitive tournament against the residents of Sunbeam and Desert Trails. They would like this to be an annual event, most likely to be played in January with the first one being at Sunbeam. Please notify Sandi in Activities if you would be interested in participating.
If you have an interest in a specific activity here at Rio Bend we are looking for team leaders to help organize. We offer pickleball, shuffleboard, bocce, sand volleyball, ladder golf, darts, ping pong, and billiards, and don’t forget there is also a basketball court at the northwest corner of Rio Bend Lake.
Any way you look at it, Rio Bend is the place for active adults to come, play and enjoy life and health to the fullest! There is always something great to do here, and we look forward to sharing it all with you!
The winter weather is warm and pleasant in the Imperial Valley, and Rio Bend has an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy. They are all great fun and there are plenty of great friends to enjoy them with! Here are some sports to engage in:
Pickleball A relatively new hobby, pickleball, is now the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Played on a tennis-style court with racquets that resemble large ping pong paddles and a ball similar to a small wiffle ball, it is much like playing tennis.
Rio Bend has four well maintained pickleball courts for both single and double play. Join other pickleball players on the courts daily for fun and competition. Our courts are lighted for evening play also.