A Caring Community: The Three-Legged Stool
Our Board, residents, and staff work together to form a three-legged stool in the creation of our organization and our practices.
Board of Trustees
RiverWoods Exeter has a volunteer Board of Trustees, comprised of local professionals from industries connected to our Mission such as finance, health care, and human resources. Three residents hold voting seats on the Board, ensuring their full participation. The Board works in the partnership with the Executive Director and senior management team to provide strategic direction for RiverWoods’ future and sound financial oversight.
The Resident Council’s role is to understand the concerns and represent the interests of the residents to the leadership and administration. Residents selected for the Council are chosen on by their peers, and three members of the Council also serve as voting members on the Board of Trustees.
Resident-run enterprises include three Country Stores, three libraries, two journalistic enterprises (The RiverWoods Reporter, and The RiverWords Quarterly) and RiverWoods TV.
Our Residents serve on dozens of committees and interest groups, including the Finance Committee, Voter Information Committee, Benevolent Fund, Employee Appreciation, Education, Fitness, Welcoming, and many more.
The RiverWoods Staff
Our staff is known for their exceptional care, personal touch, and commitment to the residents. Whether their job is to cook, clean, mow lawns, fix appliances, paint, build, check medications, or serve meals — every employee’s primary responsibility is to care for our residents and ensure they live their best possible life.
Staff members work with residents on a variety of social, civic, and charitable projects. Our staff-to-resident ratio is exceptionally high — RiverWoods employs more than 600 staff for 620 residents. But it’s not about the numbers — it’s about the people who work at Riverwoods who are dedicated and sincere. They adhere to a framework of core values known as The RiverWoods Way, which guides our behavior and decisions.