Walt Sanderson Honored!

Walt Sanderson has worked in the Woodshop at the Woods 17 years, and much of that time he has managed the shop.  He is well known for his yarn spindles and  loon candy boxes.  All shop users appreciate his friendly help and supervision of the shop, and for this he was honored by a small ceremony at the noon sitting of the Dining Hall when he and Ann were both present.

The Conservation Project

Bob Jones, RiverWoods Resident since 2010 Dr. Kathleen Ahern Gould introduced RiverWoods to The Conversation Project in a program sponsored by the Education Committee together with Exeter Hospital.
Dr. Ahern Gould is an RN, PhD, Adjunct Professor at Boston College.
This program was another in several programs organized by the Education Committee to enhance our understanding of End of Life Issues.  Dr.
Sidney Wanzer, of the Woods and author of “To Die Well: Your Right to Comfort, Calm, and Choice in the Last Days of Life” has provided three lectures on the subject of end of life to our residents based on his book. The Committee also sponsored a program on the Book “The Lasting Matters Organizer: Where loved ones find what matters most” by the author  Barbara Bates Sedoric.

Get Fit in May

It was great to see RiverWoods Exeter residents and staff at the 2016 Get Fit In May 5K!

My RiverWoods Decision

Mary Remensnyder, RiverWoods resident since 2005By Mary Remensnyder

RiverWoods resident since 2005

In Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner says,”You can plan all you want to. You can lie in your morning bed and fill whole notebooks with schemes and intentions. But, within a single afternoon, within hours or minutes , everything you have fought to make yourself can be undone as a slug is undone when salt is poured on him. And, right up to the moment when you find yourself dissolving into foam you can still believe you are doing fine.”

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.

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"

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.

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.