Gearing up for Portsmouth PRIDE Parade

Group of residents and staff walking in the parade to promote inclusivity

An Inclusivity Goal Group was created in September 2015 by the RiverWoods Exeter Resident Council to understand how we can promote and encourage inclusivity among RiverWoods Exeter Residents, Staff and Board. The group decided that "inclusivity" was a better word choice than "diversity" when talking about being a community that accepts and welcomes a wide variety of people.

some members of the RiverWoods Exeter Inclusivity Goal Group

As part of their two years of work, the Inclusivity Goal Group drafted a philosophy of Inclusivity, which was review, adjusted and approved by both the Resident Council, as well as the Board of Trustees (click here to read the philosophy).

Residents and staff are participating in the Portsmouth PRIDE parade as one way to demonstrate that we are an open and accepting community - the Inclusivity Goal Group has also hosted a number of other lectures and educational opportunities as part of their work.

Resident Artists on display at Phillips Exeter

Andrea Williams_artist_riverwoods exeter

Celebrate Neighboring presented by PEA's Lamont Gallery on Thursday, June 22 from 4-6 pm and meet artists from Rockingham county. Swing by after you visit the Exeter Farmers’ Market! The event is free and open to everyone. It will be featuring several RiverWoods Exeter artists including: Ellen Spector Platt, Andrea Williams, Doug Danforth, Roy Alonzo and Jackie Linder. The full exhibition runs from June 20 - July 14, 2017.

New Faces

By Ana Toomey, Intern at RiverWoods Exeter

To say RiverWoods is a community based on the high quality of relationships is an understatement. My first few weeks at RiverWoods has been an experience unlike any other. Everyone is so friendly and genuinely interested in getting to know you. For example, one of my first few days here I had to take off because I was sick, the next day when I came back in I had employees who I had never even met before asking me how I was doing. Word travels fast here across our 200 acres!

RiverWoods Exeter Announces Charitable Partnership with Seacoast Family Promise

RiverWoods Exeter is pleased to announce that Seacoast Family Promise has been selected as the recipient of our community's charitable partnership to culminate in a major fundraising gala at RiverWoods Exeter in October 2018!

RiverWoods Exeter Arboretum Celebration

And the award goes to...

RiverWoods Business Management Program

Awarded 2017 Innovation of the year Award

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!

RiverWoods Exeter Awarded 2017 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.

Survey: NH Top Place to Retire to in U.S.

Plan a retirement revelation

What do you envision your life after retirement?

By Cathleen Toomey, RiverWoods

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 RiverWoods love story 75 years in the making

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!

RiverWoods Accepting Applications for Beneficiary of 2018 Gala Event