It's a wildlife on campus

As you can see in the video below-- we had a few visitors stop by Campus Crossing on this beautiful Tuesday morning!

Congratulations RiverWoods Exeter Scholarship recipients!

2018 RiverWoods Exeter scholarship recipientsEducation is a value that is highly prized by RiverWoods Exeter residents, who established scholarship funds for staff and their families. Since 2007, when the first scholarships were established, 80 scholarships have been distributed, worth more than $196,000 toward goals of higher education. 2018 was the largest year to date, as $43,000 was awarded to 12 recipients for our 12th annual student scholarship awards.

Ask the Experts - NH Magazine’s Guide to Retirement Living and Continuing Care

The time to investigate senior living options is now. We spoke with a number of senior living executives from around the state to learn more about how to approach the topic, what to look for, what to expect and how best to prepare.Here is our panel of experts:

The Intern's Perspective

By Mike McAuliffe, Marketing Intern at RiverWoods Exeter

Right when I walked through the front door of Campus Crossing for the first day of my marketing internship I could sense the welcoming energy that radiates throughout RiverWoods Exeter. I was immediately showered with warm greetings from everyone in the office, many of whom already knew my name, and was given a tour which introduced me to all three of our beautiful campuses. From the get-go I could tell that RiverWoods Exeter is a special place and that this internship will be an experience that I’ll thoroughly enjoy.

Bring in the Goats!

Last Tuesday we welcomed our three new two-year-old goats, Achilles, Plato and Eros, as well as Sophocles the bunny to the RiverWoods family! The four of them are settling in quite nicely to their new home here at RiverWoods Exeter. This initiative came from RiverWoods Exeter employees who attended the RiverWoods Business Management program, who wanted to introduce agricultural activities to our community that promote life and animal engagement. After extensive research, coordination and hard work, this initiative has come to fruition!

A Certified Financial Planner's Perspective on the CCRC Model

The following article "Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Growing Old—In Style"  provides a professional overview on the CCRC model from perspective a Certified Financial Planner:

Click to read " Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Growing Old—In Style "

Being fit has no age restriction at RiverWoods Exeter

RiverWoods Exeter Employees and residents enjoyed a morning of community, fun and fitness this past Saturday by supporting the Exeter Elementary PTO during their 20th annual "Get Fit In May 5K"!

Residents establish scholarship for first-year nursing students

Here at RiverWoods Exeter it's important for us to not only share an enhanced quality of life with as many seniors as possible, but also to help others do the same. We're proud to help nursing students through scholarships and hands-on learning. RiverWoods Exeter residents have even established a scholarship with Great Bay Community College for first-year nursing students.

RiverWoods Exeter is pleased to annouce that this year we have awarded $8,000 in scholarship dollars to four nursing students as part of this new initiative. 

Our Community is Buzzing

Our community is "buzzing" with the arrival of our newest residents.... honey bees. The bees will be a part of our RiverWoods Exeter Farm which was an innovative idea from an employee group participating in the Capstone Course- part of our RiverWoods Business Management Program which is taught by RiverWoods Exeter residents. Stay tuned for updates on this new project….

Seacoast School of Technology opens opportunities

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 By Lara Bricker
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at 4:50 PM

The article below was published by on April 7, 2018
and can be viewed on the Seacoast Online website by clicking here.

Click to view photo and original story on SeacoastOnline website.EXETER -- As principal of Seacoast School of Technology, Margaret Callahan knows local businesses are eager to hire students from the school. And she’s been working hard to spread the word.

Callahan has been organizing regular industry tours, during which she invites guidance counselors, school administrators, staff and local school board members, to board a bus and visit nearby businesses that have relationships with the school.

Guests on the tours hear firsthand from those businesses about their desire to hire students, during school and after graduation. Many will train students on the job, then hire them permanently, with a number offering tuition reimbursement, health insurance, vacation time and other perks such as on-site gym memberships.

The Seacoast School of Technology, or SST, has more than 700 students from six school districts and 19 towns. Students can enroll in 12 different programs such as automotive technology, biomedical science and technology, digital media arts and culinary arts, with some offering college credit and valuable industry certifications.

“They get here and they’re finally doing what they’re interested in and they’re in a class with kids who are exactly like them,” Callahan said. “Whether they’re the engineering kid or the culinary student who loves to cook. It’s like they’re among their own people.”

Tours have included local businesses such as Lindt and Sprungli, Highliner Foods, Palmer and Sicard, McFarland Ford, the Exeter Inn, and Riverwoods.

“We just see so many students go to college, don’t know what they’re going for, come out of college still unsure and have debt,” Callahan said. “So many of these local industries right in town will hire people full time, with incredible benefits, and pay for college.”

While high school students may be more inclined to get a lower paying job at a coffee shop or fast food restaurant, Callahan says they may be missing the opportunity to find a potential career.

Guests on the March 30 tour visited Riverwoods in Exeter, a continuing care community where jobs include everything from dining room servers, to nursing, to grounds and maintenance to marketing, according to Gina Dickenson, director of human resources at Riverwoods.