RiverWoods at Exeter CCRC Receives Top National Accreditation

Non-Profit NH Retirement Community in top 3% of Continuing Care Communities Nationwide.

ACCREDITED-CCRC-RiverWoods-Exeter-New-HampshireExeter, NH (June 19, 2014) – This week, RiverWoods announced their re-accreditation and placement in the top three percent nationally of Continuing Care Retirement Communities in the country, according to the national accrediting body for Continuing Care Retirement Communities, CARF-CCAC.  The news was released in RiverWoods’ recent Five Year Term of Accreditation report, which summarized the results of a multi-day on-site survey, conducted by an outside team of surveyors.

RiverWoods, which is celebrating its’ 20th anniversary this year, was one of the youngest CCRCs to achieve accreditation in 1998, just four years after opening the community’s first campus, The Woods. RiverWoods has been reaccredited every 5 years since that date. 

"Comfort, companionship, compassion in continuing care at RiverWoods CCRC"

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RiverWoods: Retirement community keeps residents active until the time comes to transition to assisted living and end-of-life care.

RiverWoods at Exeter founders - GroundbreakingBy GRETYL MACALASTER, Union Leader Correspondent

(this story appeared in the Union Leader on 11/25/2013)

Exeter, NH — It has been 20 years since the vision of a handful of area residents became the reality that is RiverWoods Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).

The vision was to provide a dignified way for people to retire, before they became inactive, and to provide continuing care through the end of their lives without burgeoning costs as their needs enhanced.

"There was a need locally, and that need was based on providing people a better way to be 75," RiverWoods Executive Director Justine Vogel said.

CCRCs Break Down Walls to Partner with Financial Planners

Retirement communities and financial planners: historically the two have not gone hand in hand. But a push for working together, rather than separately when planning for long term care—and paying for it—could work to break down the walls that have existed in the past.

RiverWoods joining forces with local organic farm

By Melissa Proulx, Exeter Newsletter / SeacoastOnline

EXETER — Two local businesses have recently come together to pursue a unified goal of promoting a healthier lifestyle and a sense of community.

For the past month, RiverWoods at Exeter, a non-profit retirement community, has begun working with Stout Oak Farm in Brentwood, using their certified organic crops in the kitchens of all three of their campuses.

'Yarn bombing' brings smiles in Exeter

By JASON SCHREIBER, Union Leader Correspondent
(click to view article on Union Leader website)

 April 30, 2013 - EXETER, NH - The graffiti knitting hanging on trees, signs and other places has brought smiles to the faces of downtown visitors and will soon seek to lift spirits in Newtown, Conn.

Volunteers from Womenade of Greater Squamscott will gather today to remove the colorful street art that has brightened up Water Street for the past month.

Weston Awarded Boston Post Cane

(click here to read this article at seacoastonline.com)

When it comes to aging well, centenarians like Jo Weston, a 101 year RiverWoods resident, are the subject of much intrigue and scholarly study. While many seek the secrets to the proverbial Fountain of Youth-- one thing is certain. Jo Weston is doing something right. In fact, those of us who know Mrs. Weston think she's doing MANY things right. A resident at RiverWoods Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) since 2005, Mrs. Weston always warms the hearts of fellow residents and staff with her smile, sense of humor and positive outlook on life.

Justine Vogel, RiverWoods President and CEO wins 2013 Outstanding Women in Business Award

RiverWoods Retirement Community President and CEO Justine Vogel wins Outstanding Women in Business Award

Outstanding Leadership Matters


The strength of a great community is undoubtedly linked to key factors including resident satisfaction, financial strength and leadership at all levels. On February 12th, RiverWoods President and CEO, Justine Vogel, was presented the 2013 Outstanding Women in Business Award from New Hampshire Business Review.
Vogel was selected not only for her professional accomplishments and outstanding leadership, but also for the example she sets as a role model. She was nominated by business and community leaders across the state, as well as her two daughters. In the video of Vogel's acceptance speech (see below), she describes her strong commitment to the Mission of RiverWoods, and pays tribute to the residents and staff who make RiverWoods such a great community. (CLICK TO READ FULL ARTICLE)

VIDEO: Justine Vogel's Acceptance Speech

RiverWoods CEO Honored with Outstanding Women in Business Award

Justine Vogel, President and CEO of RiverWoods Retirement Community in Exeter, has been named one of the state’s Outstanding Women in Business by New Hampshire Business Review (NHBR). The award celebrates women who have risen to the heights of their chosen industry and who give back to the communities in which they work. Vogel accepted the award on February 12th at a ceremony presented by NHBR and Centrix Bank .

RiverWoods seeks nonprofit for partnership

By Aaron Sanborn 

Exeter -- Do you represent a Seacoast area non-profit organization looking for a unique partnership and fund-raising opportunity? If yes, RiverWoods wants to hear from you.

 The continuing care community is seeking to partner up with an area non-profit for the next two years; a partnership that will culminate in 2014 with a fund-raising gala for the chosen nonprofit.