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.

An evening for learning something new about something old

A Scenic PlaceCalled Worcester (pronounced Wooster): Can We Know How Ancient Languages Were Pronounced?

 An evening for learning something new about something oldRiverWoods Resident Bob Jones

Recently, Philomen Probert, Professor of Classics at Oxford University presented a program entitled A Scenic Place Called Worcester (pronounced Wooster) Can We Know How Ancient Languages were Pronounced.

Professor crisply took us on a journey of linguistics peculiarities of English language pronunciation.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 21, 2016, Manchester, New Hampshire – Today, Birch Hill Terrace, a non-profit charitable Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) with roots in Manchester that go back 125 years, announced that its board voted last week to affiliate with The RiverWoods Group, a parent company of RiverWoods Continuing Care Retirement Community ( CCRC), based in Exeter, New Hampshire.

“The time is right for this move,” said Gary Zabierek, President of Birch Hill Terrace. “We are facing an unprecedented wave of boomers getting ready for retirement, bringing an increased demand for contemporary enhancements. This affiliation brings resources and fresh ideas that will help position us to serve both our current residents as well as the next generation.”

A Festive St. Patrick's Day Tradition

Bob Jones, RiverWoods Resident since 2010Once again we celebrated St. Patrick's Day with beer and pretzels hosted by Carol Stevenson of the RiverWoods Resident Services team. There was a profusion of Green because everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. Each year, Carol arranges for a keg of beer, and does the pumping of the brew. The pretzels are warm with dipping cheese. And this year Matt Stewart from Dining came up with an Irish pizza that had leeks and potatoes as a topping. Even the Italians are Irish on St. Patrick's Day.St. Patrick's Day at RiverWoods CCRC, Exeter, NH

Vision and the Aging Eye

Photo and blog by Bob Jones
presentation on the aging eyeSylvia Kennedy of the RiverWoods Resident Education Committee arranged another of in our series of programs we call "Doc of the Month" to bring Amy Halloran, Low Vision Consultant for the State of NH and Sight Services for Independent Living Program to RiverWoods for a presentation on the Aging Eye. Amy provided an interesting program covering the many aspects of the various eye conditions that afflict us as an aging population, an discussed the various ways of minimizing the impact of these conditions on our population.

Resident Ski Trip to Sunday River

It's become an annual tradition for our President and CEO, Justine Vogel, to hit the ski slopes of Sunday River with a group of RiverWoods Residents. This year she brought back the short video below of the group coming down the trail. Did you know that those over 80 get to ski Sunday River for free? Looks like a fun run, ladies!

Congratulations LNA Career Ladder Graduates!

2016 RiverWoods at Exeter LNA Career Ladder Graduation Congratulations to Tara Brown and Sharon Welch, the very first graduates from RiverWoods' award winning LNA Career Ladder Program! They each did an amazing job on their presentations; it's been wonderful to watch them challenge themselves and see their growth during the program.

Photo Gallery: Stunning sunset after recent snow storm

A gorgeous sunset after a recent winter storm, and Bob Jones captured the beautiful images in the gallery below:

Did you catch that sunset?? On a recent Friday following the snow storm a setting sun came out and bathed the trees...

Posted by RiverWoods at Exeter on Wednesday, March 2, 2016