Congratulation to the RiverWoods residents and staff who were recently presented with the 2017 Innovation of the Year Award from Leading Age Maine and New Hampshire! RiverWoods Awarded Innovation of the Year Award!
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: A significant obstacle facing many aging services providers is that many staff lack essential business skills that will help them become more efficient managers. RiverWoods responded with an out of the box idea-- to create their own Business Management Program designed and delivered by residents. The Senior Team at RiverWoods recruited one exceptional resident volunteer, Dick Aplin, a former Dean at Cornell University, to serve as Dean of the new program. Dick then recruited an experienced faculty group who developed and delivered the curriculum to a select number of high performing front line supervisors. The program accomplishes two critical objectives: providing staff with real world tools that will help them grow professionally. Also, it provides residents with a meaningful way to give back, in life changing ways.
Now that we have survived the holiday season, ‘tis the season for weight loss, fitness club incentives, new gym clothes and promises to work off the extra calories. The new year is a fresh start, a clean slate, so many of us resolve to do a better job at losing the holiday pounds.
A few days before Valentine's Day, RiverWoods residents Ralph and Mary Bain celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. The Bains are certainly an inspiration for other couples- so much so that a crew from WMUR-TV stopped by RiverWoods to interview the Bains for a special story that aired on Valentine's Day. The story can be viewed from the link on our Facebook page below or by clicking here . Congratulations Ralph and Mary Bain!
When was the last time you saw a truly celebratory birthday card for someone over 50? Why is that? Why are all of the birthday cards after 40 about doom and gloom? For the first time in our history, we are living longer, more active lives. In fact, so much has changed about getting older. The boomer generation (those born between 1946-1964) has transformed every social convention they have come across – from marrying later, traveling more, having children later. And they’re doing it again with aging.
As a country, we are in the midst of a population explosion of 65 plus Americans -- the largest demographic shift of retirees we have ever experienced. Not only are their numbers increasing, but they are also living longer – with totally different expectations of what aging looks like. Witness the increase in seniors running marathons and triathlons – there are few rocking chairs in their futures. So, what is new about getting old? How will the sociodemographic impacts of baby boomers’ outlooks affect the choices you make with your parents, as well as how you plan for yourself?
RiverWoods honored the the residents and staff who served by holding two Veterans Day programs. The first was a breakfast for all Veterans working at RiverWoods. Later in the day, the community gathered for a Veterans Day program honoring the service and sacrifices of all veterans, their families and supporters. The program featured readings and patriotic music.
RiverWoods chef takes center stage to give residents a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the kitchen
Recently, a group of approximately 40 RiverWoods residents had the pleasure of watching Chef Adam Novak, Manager of Dinning Services at The Woods, prepare a Salmon for use in our kitchen for the Salmon entree.
The final totals are in and the 2016 RiverWoods Gala Auction raised a record $120,000 for Society Saint Vincent de Paul Exeter (SVdP). The record-breaking evening was held at RiverWoods on October 15th with some 400 people in attendance.
The event punctuates the major partnership with SVdP, an all-volunteer non-profit that helps people in the Exeter area with a variety of issues, from food and housing to job seeking and child care.