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

New Hampshire is the best state in the country in which to retire. That’s according to the financial website

Its new report gave New Hampshire high marks for overall well-being, crime and healthcare quality and tax structure.

Click here to view the story on the NHPR website.

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

VIDEO: When Rockers Hit the Rocking Chair

New Ways of Getting Old

Cathleen Toomey, RiverWoodsWhen 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?

VIDEO:What's new about getting old?  (4:34 min.)

Honoring Veterans

Veterans honored at RiverWoods Exeter, NHRiverWoods 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.

2016 Gala breaks all records

Record-breaking gala for a great cause

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.

Gorgeous day for Annual Fun Run/Walk

2016 RiverWoods CCRC Fun Run in Exeter New HampshireRiverWoods recently held its Fourth Annual Fun Run/Walk! It was a beautiful day with about 150 residents, staff and family members participating.

Hiking Blue Job Mountain with Residents and Staff

RiverWoods Fitness has offered hikes over the past few years, and this year kicked off the new RiverWoods Outdoor Adventure Program, inspired by some very adventurous residents. As the fall foliage was moving into full radiance, a group of nine residents and six staff hiked Blue Job Mountain in Farmington, NH. In three years we have never had better weather than we did for Blue Job. The fire tower provide beautiful views, and staff member, Gary Willette (Maintenance Supervisor at The Ridge) provided a mountain-by-mountain breakdown of the skyline.RiverWoods residents and staff from Exeter NH retirement community hike Blue Job Mountain
Late August and mid-September included kayak trips on the Exeter River and in quiet waters of Portsmouth Harbor, launching in Newcastle.