The following letter was published in the 2016 RiverWoods Annual Report . Current and past RiverWoods Annual Reports and Financial Statements can be found by clicking here .
"You are not here to shrink down to less, but to blossom into more of who you really are." - Oprah Winfrey
Oprah... Who would have guessed we’d be quoting her in the RiverWoods Annual Report? But I think she’s nailed it with that thought.
If you ask the staff at RiverWoods what our motto is, they would reply, “Be Better.” Not “be perfect” mind you, just better, better every day. We believe that no matter how good you are, there is always room to grow.
We are in a constant state of blossoming into who we really are, as individuals and as a community. This is true for our residents, for our Board, and for our staff. That blossoming can take the form of new relationships, friendships and even love. We see it every day. All you need is a heart that is open to opportunity.
The blossoming can take the form of new and continuing learnings for residents and for staff. All you need is a mind that is open to challenge.
It can take the form of outreach, as we do every year by working with another local nonprofit that serves our Seacoast Region. All you need is a mission that is open to partnering and possibilities. Blossoming can take the form of building a deeper connection within our RiverWoods community, as we did this year when a team of residents organized and designed a program to teach critical business skills to our staff. All you need are people who appreciate how interdependent we all are.