Get Fit in May

Intern's Perspective

By Cam Johansson, 2016 RiverWoods Marketing Intern

I was a lot more comfortable at RiverWoods during my second week of action. I now knew everybody on my team, I knew the protocol for an event and I got experience with residents and how to talk with them. It was definitely a lot less stressful and nerve racking than my first week. The second week flew by even though it was a little less busy than the first week.

Amare Cantare

Last evening we were treated to a beautiful concert of choral music by Amare Cantare who once again chose RiverWoods as the venue for their final concert of the season.

The group performed before an overflowing  and very appreciative audience in the Great Bay Room.

Amare Cantare member and Woods  resident Doug Danforth made the program possible through the RiverWoods Music Committee.

World Tai Chi Day

Dorie Barnard of the Ridge, Shirley Frederick and Carol Knapp of the Woods , and Dian Jones of the Boulders joined Heidi Savage, Fitness Manager to attend the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day on the State House Grounds in Concord. This program was sponsored by the Oriental Healing Arts Association of New Hampshire based in Plaistow.

Where Have All the Songbirds Gone?

Bob Jones, RiverWoods Resident since 2010 Chris Rimmer, Executive Director of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, and the son of Boulders Residents Charlie & Clare Rimmer came to RiverWoods once again sponsored by the Education Committee.  This time his presentation was entitled "Where Have All the Songbirds Gone"

E. Pluribus Unum

Last evening we had a presentation sponsored by the Education Committee entitled:

"E Pluribus Unum: The American Tension of Diversity and Unity"  The speaker,  Russell Weatherspoon of Phillips Exeter Academy Religion Department was introduced by Jackie Thomas.

The Power of Place

Bob Jones, RiverWoods Resident since 2010 On Monday there was a screening of the documentary "The Power of Place: the View is Worth it" in Boulders Hall sponsored by the Boulders Event Committee.

The documentary is the work of New Hampshire conservation photographer and filmmaker Jerry Monkman.  The Power of Place tells a compelling story by exploring the issues surrounding Northern Pass.

Can We Cure Arthritis?

Bob Jones, RiverWoods Resident since 2010 Recently we had a presentation by Dr. Michelle L. Delco, DVM, DACVS 
Entitled  "Can We Cure Arthritis?  Where we are today and what we hope for the future" sponsored by the Education Committee.

"Champs" Collide In Men's 8-ball Tourney

RiverWoods 2016 Men's 8-ball Tourney in Exeter New Hampshire It was Charlie Dingle, 2015 Woods 8 Ball Champion vs. Howie Colwell, Champion in 2011 and 2012. In a tight 2016 match, Colwell took back the title for another year.

In the women's division, Dot Jacobs shot her way to first place in a rare three-woman final, featuring Jacobs, Anne Wanzer, and Marion Donnelly.

Author Spotlight: Stephen Kurkjian

Author Spotlight on Stephen KurkjianKurkjian discusses his book, "Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off The World's Greatest Art Heist

Bob Jones, RiverWoods Resident since 2010RiverWoods had a very full crowd of residents to hear Stephen Kurkjian speak about his book "Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters ho Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist".

Kurkjian is a 40 year veteran of the Boston Globe, its former Washington Bureau Chief and a founding member of its investigative Spotlight Team. He has won numerous awards for his work including three Pulitzer Prizes.