RiverWoods: 2016 Business of the Year

Each Year, the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes the successes and accomplishments of businesses and individuals in the Exeter area. This year RiverWoods was named 2016 Business of the Year in the Health Care, Large Employer category.

RiverWoods is proud of this accomplishment and the excellent work carried out by our dedicated team on a daily basis. With more than 80 businesses nominated, the team of judges had their work cut out for them! We would like to congratulate all of our fellow nominees and award winners!

Resident & Staff Kayak Adventure

The RiverWoods Fitness team is always leading the way in health and wellness activities for both residents and staff. A recent RiverWoods Outdoor Adventure trip combined fun, safety, learning and camaraderie for the community's first resident and staff kayak trip! Looks like fun!

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Intern's Final Blog

By Cam Johansson, 2016 RiverWoods Marketing Intern

It is almost September which means summer is unfortunately coming to a close, along with my time here at RiverWoods this summer. The feeling I have is very similar to feeling you get when your favorite television show that has been running for ten seasons, is on the series finale. As the viewer, you’re hanging on to every last minute, enjoying every second of it, when finally the final scene comes on.

American Independence Festival - July 16, 2016

We hope to see you at Saturday's American Independence Festival in Exeter! Be sure to stop by the RiverWoods Exeter and Society of St Vincent de Paul Exeter NH tents to say hello!

RiverWoods Scholarships Presented

$27,000 awarded to this year's scholarship recipients

The women and men who founded RiverWoods all had long histories of community service. They understood the principles of service to others, and wove that into our founding commitments "To be a responsible community that participates in the life of the larger community around it".

We love it when the grandkids visit!

We love it whe the grandkids visit us at RiverWoods - Exeter NHWe always love it when family comes to visit! This shot of a RIverWoods resident and her grandson is so precious that we just had to share! He visits his grandmother regularly and always enjoys swimming in the pool and meeting his grandmother’s neighbors. Before this photo was taken- the young guitar enthusiast had the chance to visit with

New Kid in The Woods

By Cam Johansson, 2016 RiverWoods Marketing Intern

My first week at RiverWoods as the newest addition to the marketing department flew by. I met a lot of employees, board members, residents and I even developed a nickname in my first week, even though it’s not the greatest nickname… Unicorn.  Unfortunately you can’t pick your nickname. The nickname Unicorn came about when I started telling people I am a marketing and finance major at the University of New Hampshire.

Another Medalist Among Us

When she was 12 years old, Woods resident Barbara Boley learned to swim at a camp in Connecticut. She had no opportunity to swim again until  moving to Hanover, New Hampshire in 1970, where she used Dartmouth’s 25 yard pool.

Global Unities

Bob Jones, RiverWoods Resident since 2010 We recently had an inspiring presentation by Prashan de Visser in a program sponsored by the Education Committee. Prashan was brought to the Education Committee through the efforts of John Bacon who introduced the speaker. Preshan spoke about his organization, Global Unites: Investing in Youth Led Efforts for Reconciliation and Peacebuilding in the Midst of Violent Conflict.  He greeted us with the important Sinhalese greeting of "Ayubowan’  using the ‘Namaste’ gesture.

Walt Sanderson Honored!

Walt Sanderson has worked in the Woodshop at the Woods 17 years, and much of that time he has managed the shop.  He is well known for his yarn spindles and  loon candy boxes.  All shop users appreciate his friendly help and supervision of the shop, and for this he was honored by a small ceremony at the noon sitting of the Dining Hall when he and Ann were both present.