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Meet Jason Duval Asst. Director of Facilities

Jason Duval is the Assistant Director of Facilities and oversees the daily operation of the maintenance department at RiverMead.  The maintenance department is responsible for grounds keeping, snow removal, apartment and cottage turnovers, work orders, resident satisfaction, fire safety plus so much more.  Jason oversees a staff of 14 ful...
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Deb Seymore Celebrates 15 years in Culinary Services at RiverMead!

Deb's love for cuisine came at an early age. She was fascinated as a youngster watching the PBS cooking shows by Julia Child and Jacque Pepin. Her mom was a good cook and Deb learned to cook and be creative by watching her mom and experimenting on her own. Deb is instrumental in the busy lunchtime bistro service at The Mead. Lunch service is not on...
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"Trip of a Lifetime"

RiverMead Residents joined in the Portsmouth Tall Ships "Parade of Sail" By Melissa McCutcheon After an early dinner of fresh lobster at Newick's Lobster House in Dover New Hampshire we headed to Prescott Park in Portsmouth near Strawbery Banke where the Piscataqua , Portsmouth's Tall Ship is berthed. We boarded the Piscataqua , a single mast repli...
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Ashlee Ballard, Promoted to Health Center Culinary Service Manager

From: Maria Garcia, Director Culinary Date: 8/30/19 Subject: Promotion of Ashlee Ballard Please join me in congratulating Ashlee Ballard to the position of Health Center Culinary Service Manager! Ashlee has been with our department for 10 years. She began her career here at RiverMead while still in high school and has worked in a variety of positio...
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Internship: My Week in Review, by Jocelyn Horsfall-Arsenault

My name is Jocelyn Horsfall-Arsenault and I've been lucky enough to spend a week here at RiverMead as an intern with the Marketing department. RiverMead is a beautiful high end, LifeCare Retirement Community. The campus is composed of 95 acres, full of resident gardens and beautiful living spaces. The reason for my internship at RiverMead is due to...
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Meet our new Director of Housekeeping

RiverMead Lifecare Retirement Community is pleased to welcome James Boisvert as the Director of Housekeeping and Laundry. James will be responsible for all aspects of the Housekeeping and Laundry areas of RiverMead, leading his team of 23+ staff members in the day to day operations. James joins RiverMead with several years of experience in the Heal...
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Welcome to RiverMead Charlotte & Lee DeBell!

It is amazing how quickly time has passed since we moved into a Villa apartment in mid-April. We immediately were graciously and warmly welcomed by our Ambassadors and countless Village and Mead residents, who made our transition extremely easy. That welcoming and caring atmosphere continued as we became more settled and continues today, which spea...
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Making the best of construction

As we began to prepare for the refurbishment of our dining rooms on the Mead Campus, a large part of the existing dining room needed to be closed off to the rest of the community space. As the large white barrier wall began to be constructed, RiverMead Resident, Nancy Taylor, enlisted resident artist Karin Wells to design and implement a plan to pa...
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For Immediate Release

Press Release: RIVERMEAD VILLAS ARE OPEN FOR OCCUPANCY Peterborough, NH – RiverMead's Villas are now open for residency. There are two Villa buildings, with the Residences comprised of 24 corner units. The Villas join the two neighborhoods of The Mead and The Village on RiverMead's expansive 90 plus acre campus nestled in the woodlands of Peterboro...
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Celebrating Nurses Week 2019!

As we celebrate nurse's week here at RiverMead, it gives us the opportunity to reflect on how our nursing staff effects the lives of residents every day. They are the "heart" of healthcare! Seniors choose a LifeCare community largely in part because of the lifetime commitment RiverMead makes toward our residents' care. Our Health Center is fully st...
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Meet The Hardings...

Meet The Harding's- Ken and Sandy, they are ready and excited about their move to a brand new Villa on the Village campus! On April 1 st , Ken and Sandy Harding will move into their third floor Whittemore style villa. The boxes have been packed and ready to go for a month now.They have a few more weeks to organize the last remaining details of the ...
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TOP 5 Tips for Downsizing Words of downsizing wisdom-

Twice a year, the RiverMead auditorium swells with prospective residents, their family members and other eager guests who come to hear a presentation about downsizing and receive a list of valuable resources on the subject. "We came to learn" is the common goal- as like most, we have acquired a lifetime of memories, as well as possessions. Most att...
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Bridging the Gap - "Great Turn-out"

We had a great turnout and a very engaged group of attendees for our Resident Panel Presentation, followed by lunch in the Mead dining room. "I'm just not ready yet" are words we often hear when speaking with prospective residents.  Many are just like you - examining what a next step might be.Downsizing from a large home or re-locating to be n...
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Mentoring Our Future

In 1977 a Chef named Louis Szathmary worked hard to convince the US Department of Labor to change the status of a chef from Service to Professional, Tech & Management. With this, certification and apprenticeship programs were created. Chef Louis also coined one of my favorite quotes "I have always felt one of the most important things in life, ...
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A Few Fantastic Days in Maine

by Melissa McCutcheon, Program Assistant - Independent Living Our August morning began with pouring rain and 32 anxious passengers crowded under the awning and entryway to the Mead building eagerly awaiting the arrival of our Luxury Motor coach. Staff escorted passengers to the bus, juggling gigantic RiverMead golf umbrellas. The rain didn't stifle...
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Housekeeping: Recognizing years of service

Meet Debra Hardy- 'Deb' has been part of the 25-member RiverMead Housekeeping Team for the past 14 years. She has enjoyed getting to know our residents and she loves to share stories about her backyard birds and other wildlife she encounters at her home in Rindge.  Deb and her husband are avid hikers and enjoy all outdoor activities the M...
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RiverMead Resident Martha Manley recognized for lifetime of service by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

THETFORD, VT | June 21, 2018 – Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains honored the many volunteers who make Girl Scouts the best leadership program for girls at a luncheon on May 20 at Camp Farnsworth. Receiving a Thanks Badge was Martha Manley of Peterborough, N.H. The Thanks Badge is a board-approved recognition that recognizes adults whose ...
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Variety is the Spice of Life

by Ann Nunn, Administrator of Health Services As the new Health Services Administrator, I thought it would be interesting to see life at RiverMead through the eyes of a Resident.    I approached Mrs. L., a longtime resident, and asked if I could experience the day with her. Mrs. L. was happy to have me along for the day's events. We first...
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"For many, fitness has become an integral part of everyday life."

Jan Daly Eaton, Director of Marketing and Residents Services ​ People may be surprised to learn of the high demand for fitness opportunities amongst seniors. Day-to-day life at RiverMead can be as active as one wishes.Ongoing resident feedback confirms that having a diverse fitness program, on campus and at no additional cost, motivates them to con...
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Is your spouse living with Dementia?

Caring for a spouse who has dementia can be a daunting experience. As a caregiver, you can find yourself struggling with impatience, anger, frustration, and fear. Your spouse is struggling with fear, frustration, anger and forgetfulness. What can you do?That is a loaded question and the answer isn't the same for everyone. The answer certainly can't...
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