Resident Governance - RiverWoods Retirement Community

Resident Governance

A Community Created by Residents for Residents

From our early days, RiverWoods was different. As an organization created by residents, we take resident participation seriously, and residents have a strong voice in how their community evolves.

Our residents co-create community with the staff and leadership. They always have a say in what’s going on through the Resident Council, the resident representatives on the CCRC Board of Trustees, and our staff and leadership’s open-door policy.

Our Mission Statement

The Mission of RiverWoods, a not-for-profit charitable organization, is to maintain creative and secure continuing care communities that enrich the freedom of senior living while easing the challenges of aging.

A Caring Community: The Three-Legged Stool

From our very early days, RiverWoods was different. As an organization created by residents, we take resident participation seriously, and residents are active citizens in this shared community. Residents, our Board, and staff form our famed “three-legged stool” and work together to ensure the vibrancy and stability of our communities.

Today, as the largest family of not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Communities in northern New England, we have the ability to share solutions and ideas across RiverWoods Exeter, RiverWoods Manchester, and RiverWoods Durham.

RiverWoods is governed by a Continuing Care Retirement Community Board of Trustees, comprised of the CEO of the RiverWoods Group, and volunteer community members from a variety of professions, along with residents. The Board works in partnership to provide strategic direction for our existing communities.

RiverWoods has always delivered.

There's a trust between residents and staff - they always do what they've promised.