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Horse FountainPeterborough lies east of Mt. Monadnock in the Contoocook River Valley. Both of its downtown parks enjoy views of the Contoocook and Nubanusit rivers that flow through town. The town's charming Depot Square offers unique shops, galleries, antiques and a variety of eateries. The Sharon Arts Center in Depot Square, celebrating over 55 years in the community, offers the Fine Arts Gallery and a stunning retail crafts store. Just down the road from RiverMead is the Peterborough Basket Company, founded in 1854, which creates traditional New England baskets.



Cheshire Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is located 19 miles west of RiverMead, and Monadnock Community Hospital is located three miles from the RiverMead campus.

In the summer the town presents some of the best in cultural events outside of Boston and New York. An active cultural calendar includes performances of the Peterborough Players, Apple Hill Chamber Music, The Monadnock Chorus and Orchestra, and Monadnock Music. The Monadnock Summer Lyceum offers a variety of nationally known speakers. On Main Street, the Mariposa Museum celebrates world culture through performances, exhibits and workshops for all ages.


LakeThe town is further enriched by the presence of the famed MacDowell Colony which is dedicated to peace and solitude for composers, authors and visual artists at their work. The Pulitzer Prize winning play "Our Town" was written by Thortnon Wilder during his residence at the colony.

The Monadnock Region offers you the opportunity to enjoy nature, many scenic lakes, streams and rivers. You will find breathtaking views at the top of Mount Monadnock, which is the most hiked mountain in the world. There are many other recreational options available year round. We invite you to visit RiverMead and the Monadnock Region. Give us a call or send an email if you would like to schedule a personal visit. We look forward to sharing the beauty of the region with you.


RiverMead Resident David Clinkenbeard moved to RiverMead from South Carolina. "It's no exaggeration that the RiverMead lifestyle considerably exceeds most newcomer expectations.

While we may have expected to no longer mow the lawn or shovel the snow, most of us are surprised when even on a Sunday or holiday after a phone call to the front desk someone from maintenance shows up to start an owner's car with a dead battery.  We are not just looked after . . . we are pampered."

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Bill James, Chief Executive Officer

Jaime Conley, Chief Financial Officer

Jan Daly-Eaton, Director of Resident Services & Marketing

Maria Garcia, Director of Culinary

Sherry Gauthier, Village Resident Services Manager

James Boisvert, Director of Housekeeping

Ann Nunn, Health Services Administrator

Dianne Tisdale, Director of Human Resources

Doug Sharp, Director of Facilities

Julie Simo, Controller



To apply for any of the following open positions, please click on the job title for more information and to begin the online application process.



"My Dad sat with me for countless hours trying to come up with a plan for retirement that would guarantee the care for my mom if he were to pass first. I tried valiantly to assure him that mom would be taken care of, but he wanted more.

And then, along came RiverMead. Right in their hometown, and living with many whom they already knew with the peace-of-mind that my dad was looking for, so they signed up... the security that RiverMead promised was delivered lock, stock and barrel. From their cottage, to an apartment, assisted living, special care, nursing care, they used it all... They enjoyed every facet of the full life RiverMead offers and... the care they needed was delivered professionally and compassionately."

~Shared by a son of RiverMead Resident

This is RiverMead, one mission, two neighborhoods, a walking distance apart - The Mead and The Village - combining 40 cottages,117 apartments and 24 Villas on 90 acres of winding paths, a river, lawns and woods- here for you and the lifestyle you desire. Whatever services or amenities you can envision, we have them . . . and with RiverMead comes the knowledge that continuing on-site health care options offer absolute peace of mind.  RiverMead can be your home . . . always.


RiverMead offers stimulating cultural and educational opportunities, putting all of New England from Boston to the Berkshires at your doorstep - the same threshold that is only a saunter away from the indoor pool, fitness centers, auditoriums, dining venues, movie theater, walking trails, dog park and so much more.


The continuous care program provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones, with the added assurance of supportive services including on-site wellness programs, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care, should you ever need them, with no increase to your monthly fee. You are part of a community that is both comfortable and stimulating.


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A mission-driven community positively influencing the overall well-being of those we serve, now and in the future.

  • Two Auditoriums
  • Two Libraries
  • Movie Theater
  • Two Fitness Centers
  • Art Studio
  • Two Billiards/Game Rooms
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Greenhouse
  • Art Gallery
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Choice of Six Dining Options
  • Two Private Dining Rooms
  • Two Hair Salons*
  • Three Conference Rooms
  • Living Room
  • Underground Parking at The Village
  • Covered Parking at The Mead *
  • Croquet Court
  • River Deck
  • Raised Garden Beds
  • Outdoor Barbeque and Picnic Area
  • Woodland Walking Trails
  • Two Patios
  • Business Center
  • Card Room
  • Pub with Personal Liquor Lockers
  • Screened/Glassed in Porches
  • Four Guest Suites
  • Country Store

* Additional Fees Apply

RiverMead is a progressive not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community that advocates for an enriched lifestyle with cultural and educational opportunities. We continuously strive to provide high-quality, holistic lifecare programs and healthcare services in a financially responsible manner. In serving this commitment, we seek to provide a positive and supportive work environment.

patio models web sizeLiving at RiverMead means continuing an active lifestyle where your choices are many and how you spend your days is up to you.

Life-long interests and pleasures continue to be cultivated with the many programs and scheduled activities. These include everything from enjoying a chamber music concert to attending on-site mini college courses. Scheduled transportation is available for recreational outings, shopping, banking, scenic tours and medical appointments. RiverMead is a place where you can be as social or private as you would like. This is a time of life when the choices are yours to explore.

The Mead and The Village campuses offer a wide variety of floor plans and designs. Residents enjoy all the pleasures of living independently without the responsibilities of home ownership and maintenance. From spacious two-bedroom cottages with den (some with basements) to charming one-bedroom apartments, each residence is equipped with an emergency response system, individual climate control, screened balconies/patios, and washer and dryer. The apartments and cottages also feature wall-to-wall carpeting, fully-equipped kitchens and internet connection. Gas fireplaces are available in most residences.

MrsCollierwithflowers"I love my life here at RiverMead.  I love to travel and can take off without any responsibilities.  But best of all are the new friends I have met." RiverMead Resident Judy Collier

  • RiverMead offers a comprehensive list of standard services to its residentsOn-site social and recreational activities
  • Shuttle service between our two campuses
  • One meal a day in one of five dining venues
  • Scheduled transportation to appointments and favorite activities
  • Snow removal
  • 24-hour security
  • Bi-weekly housekeeping
  • Weekly bed linen service
  • All utilities (except telephone)
  • Complete maintenance services
  • 24-hour Emergency Response System
  • In-house Wellness Programs
  • 24-hour professionally staffed Health Center
  • And, most important, the guarantee of assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing care


CHRISTOPHER J. FLYNN, Chairman of the Board

Before retiring in 2014, Mr. Flynn served as the Senior Executive Vice President of Pentagon Federal Credit Union, President and CEO of the PenFed Foundation, President and CEO of Primary Bank in Peterborough, NH, and as President and Director of Granite Bank in Keene. He also served as a consultant to various financial institutions throughout New England and lectured  at various universities and throughout the military community, receiving commendations from members of Congress and The White House Office of Communications. Mr. Flynn holds a B.S.B.A. in Accounting and advanced management certificates from the Williams College School of Banking and Babson College. Active in his community, Mr. Flynn has served on the Board of Franklin Pierce University for 15 years and received an honorary doctorate in 2005. He also has served on the Board of Monadnock Community Hospital, holding the office of Chair for three years. Named Business Leader of the Year, Mr. Flynn co-founded Monadnock Business Ventures, served as President of the NH Bankers’ Association, and was a RiverMead Trustee for several years. He has been married for 45 years and has four children and 10 grandchildren.



Mr. Foote holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He retired as President of Advantec, Inc. Prior to moving to Dublin, he and his wife Lisa lived in Carlisle MA where he served on the Conservation Commission, chairman of the Planning Board, member of the long-term capital requirements committee and chairman of the Carlisle Land Trust and Carlisle Conservation Foundation. In the Monadnock Region, he has served on the board of the Sharon Arts Center, and currently serves on the boards of TriPyrarnid Structures Inc., New Hampshire Institute of Art, and Dublin School.



Mr. Johnson is the owner and Global Investment Fiduciary and Financial Planner with Grove Street Fiduciary, LLC based in Peterborough. He is skilled in using his fiduciary expertise in tax, investment and estate planning concepts to create prosperous and coordinated strategies with clients in the Monadnock Region and beyond. He and his wife and family moved to Greenfield, NH in 2001. His lifelong and continuing commitment has been in the U.S. Navy in which he served actively until 2000, followed by his active role with the Navy Reserves. He will be retiring shortly, as Captain serving on the Joint Staff Military Delegation to NATO, and at the Pentagon, and having received a number of Navy Meritorious Service, Commendation and Humanitarian Service Medals. His community involvement has included active co-founding of the ConVal Community Scholarship Foundation for disadvantaged youth, as board member of the Dublin Christian Academy and Greenfield Historical Society.


SUSAN W. PETERS, Secretary

An attorney, Ms. Peters clerked for Justice Neil Lynch on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and practiced business law in Massachusetts before moving to New Hampshire to raise a family. She is a member of the Dublin Zoning Board of Adjustment and water-testing volunteer for Dublin Lake, and has served on other Town Boards. She is an active member of the Bar in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and served on the Phillips Academy Alumni Council. As a caregiver for her parents, she was closely involved from both the medical and personal financial perspectives. A graduate of Middlebury College and Boston University School of Law, she earned a Certificate in Strategic Management from Harvard Extension School in 2015.


J. RODERICK FALBY, JR., Assistant Secretary

Served as Law Clerk to Chief Justice William McAllister of the Oregon Supreme Court from 1966-1967. After practicing law for several years in Manchester, NH, he joined the firm in Peterborough now known as Fernald, Taft, Falby & Little in 1971, with a concentration in Insurance Defense, Commercial Law, Banking, Real Estate, and Estate Planning. Mr. Falby served on the NH Board of Bar Examiners (1985-2002) and in the NH Superior Court Litigation Mediation Program. He has served on several Town Boards most recently on the Peterborough Board of Trustees of Trust Funds and on the boards of various civic and charitable organizations such as The Sharon Arts Center and the Peterborough Historical Society. He served at All Saints Church, Peterborough in various capacities including twelve years as Senior Warden.


Christopher W. Brown, Trustee

Mr. Brown and his wife Mileva moved from Guilford VT to RiverMead in 2009. Since his retirement, he has been involved in two major business activities. The first was a consulting business for investors seeking advice and voting agenda items on company proxies for shareholder meetings, the second was SCORE – the Service Corps of Retired Executives – drawing on his experience as an investment analyst helping small businesses solve problems such as business and financial planning. He has been active in charitable and non-profit organizations including the United Way and Rotary. He has a MA degree from the University of Vermont, and began his investment career with Equitable Life in New York, then moving to Keystone Custodian Funds in Boston. From 1978 until his retirement in 1989, he was an analyst and portfolio manager at Massachusetts Financial Services Company in Boston. He has served as President of the Residents Council at RiverMead, as well as a volunteer at Monadnock Community Hospital.



Ms. Grant returned to Jaffrey Center in 2000 after 25 years in London, England where she had initiated the international operations of Advanced Management Research International, then through a management buyout continued the business as a British company in the fields of international management training and consultancy. A former Trustee and Assistant Secretary of RiverMead, Ms. Grant has been very active in her community, having served as Moderator and Treasurer of First Church in Jaffrey; member of the Meetinghouse Committee and the Jaffrey Center Village Improvement Society; member and Treasurer of Monadnock Chorus; Board member of Monadnock Music, Raylynmor Opera, Peterborough Players, and NH Charitable Foundation – Monadnock Region; and Chair of the Historic District Commission of the Town of Jaffrey. She is also a founder member of Citizens for the Protection of Mt. Monadnock. Ms. Grant holds a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College.



Dr. Peirce is a tenured Professor at Adelphi University and has worked in nursing education over the last 36 years at Columbia University, University of Mississippi Medical Center, and Seton Hall University. Dr. Peirce has held several hospital appointments including Director of Nursing for Research at University Hospitals Jackson, Mississippi and Senior Staff at Tufts-New England Medical Center. She has coauthored two texts, the most recent: Ethical and Legal Issues for Doctorial Nursing Students: A Textbook for Student and a Reference for Nurse Leaders (2013). She has also contributed to numerous nursing textbooks and journals on topics such as ethics, legal issues, stress and coping, complexity theory, elderly care, and professional nursing. She is the founding editor of the Springer Journal: Clinical Nurse Scholar. Dr. Peirce’s individually funded research totals approximately one half million dollars and in addition, she has participated in several NIH funded studies including the Jackson Heart Study. She currently belongs to the Eastern Nursing Research Society and Sigma Theta Tau, and numerous other professional organizations and boards in the field of nursing. In addition to nursing organizations, Dr. Peirce is a former director at Hillenbrand Industries (NYSE:HB).



Mr. Hance (Rick) moved to Peterborough with his wife Patti in 2005. Their interest in community, and the fact that their house is immediately across from the Peterborough Players, initiated their commitment to the theater, as well as arts and culture throughout the Monadnock Region. His extensive management experience started in the hospitality arena, in Director, Regional and Executive positions with the Marriott, Westin and Starwood organizations. Before retiring, Rick was Executive Vice President of The Urban Land Institute in Washington DC. Since that time, he has served actively in the regional and statewide non-profit communities as trustee and President of the Peterborough Players board, as member of the Monadnock Worksource board, President of Monadnock Art/Friends of the Dublin Art Colony, and as a member and current Board Chair of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation-Monadnock Region.


PETER W. LEBERMAN, Esq., Trustee

Attorney Leberman, is with Upton & Hatfield, of Hillsboro, NH and represents a broad range of for-profit and nonprofit clients with particular emphasis on governance, contractual, real estate and other general corporate, commercial and business matters. In addition, he regularly counsels individuals in pursuing new ventures and planning for their future. Prior to joining Upton & Hatfield, he was Vice President and General Counsel with Northeast Delta Dental, and an attorney and Shareholder/Director with Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green. He holds an LLM, Taxation from Boston University School of Law, JD from Washington & Lee University School of Law, and BS Magna Cum Laude in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire. In his more than thirty years practicing law in NH, he has served on committees and boards for more than fifteen nonprofit organizations, government commissions, and business groups. At present, he serves on the board of Havenwood Heritage Heights.



Mr. Morison serves as Chairman & CEO, Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc., Milford, NH; Manager of Upland Farm LLC, Peterborough, NH; Director, New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, Concord, NH; Trustee, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH; Director, New Hampshire Public Television, Durham, NH; Director, UNH Foundation.



Mrs. Oliver was employed by the Winsor School in Boston, MA from 1969-1984 and has resided in Peterborough since 1985. A resident of RiverMead since 2008, Mrs. Oliver has served as the Vice President of the RiverMead Residents’ Council and she was formerly National Vice President of the Garden Club of America, President of the Garden Club of Dublin, President of the Peterborough Garden Club, and a member of the Board of the Monadnock Chorus. Mrs. Oliver is currently a Board member of the Garden Club of Dublin.



Mrs. Roody is a native of New Hampshire, born in Antrim and brought up in Laconia. Her husband, Randy Roody, is also a NH native from Concord. After living in Europe at the beginning of their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Roody returned to the USA and lived most of their married years in Merrimack and Bedford, NH. They moved to RiverMead in 2015. In her early professional life Mrs. Roody focused on special education as a teacher and administrator for Hudson and Litchfield, NH public schools. She then worked for The NETWORK, Inc., a non-profit, educational R&D organization in Andover, Mass. There she directed a regional supported employment and independent living project for people with disabilities after which she worked nationally and internationally as a consultant, trainer, and facilitator in school improvement, and teacher development. More recently, she continued this work as a private consultant in NH with a special concentration on the mentoring of new teachers. She helped establish the NH affiliate of Learning Forward, a national teacher development professional organization and served as Board Member, Board Chair, and Executive Director until her retirement. Ms. Roody holds a B.A. degree in Sociology and M.Ed. in Guidance and Counselling from Clark University in Worcester, Mass., and a C.A.G.S. degree in Special Education from Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn. At RiverMead, Mrs. Roody chairs the Village Advisory Committee, helps organize the annual Country Store Tag Sale, and participates fully in RiverMead life and activities. She also volunteers in the library and on Medal Day at the MacDowell Colony.



Mr. Round founded and manages IPG’s Flexible Benefit Services division and is a member of the Employer’s Council on Flexible Compensation, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists, and the Society for Human Resource Management. Mr. Round has served as Chair of the Board of the Monadnock Waldorf School, the Trustees of Trust Funds for the City of Keene, and the Board of Directors of The Colonial Theatre. Most recently, he sat on the Boards of the Monadnock United Way and the Monadnock Region Board of Advisors for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for which he also served on the statewide Fiscal Policy Committee.


RiverMead demonstrates the following values in all we do:

  • Quality and Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Sound Financial Management
  • Respect for Self and Others
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Enjoyment


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Assisted Living at RiverMead is all about peace of mind! 

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Independence is a sustaining factor in living life to its fullest measure. But should you or a loved one, need some assistance, RiverMead's Health Center is here for you. All the comfort, security and peace of mind you have come to expect continues.

With 49 private Assisted Living Apartments, 17  private Memory Care Suites and 33 private Nursing Rooms, RiverMead's Health Center guarantees care . . . always.

If you need help now . . .

There are times when more care is needed. Should that happen, RiverMead is able to offer direct admission into Assisted Living.

Assisted Living at RiverMead provides the same amenities and services that residents find in Independent living as well as more supportive services such as medication management, care and assistance as needed, professional staff 24 hours a day, housekeeping, laundry, restaurant style dining and so much more.

If you or a loved one are needing more assistance on a daily basis, give us a call.

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The success of RiverMead's active and inspiring full-service LifeCare community now brings you an exciting expansion, to complement and enhance your lifestyle. The Villas at RiverMead (on The Village campus) will be ready for occupancy in March 2019.  


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150 RiverMead Road
Peterborough, NH 03458-1744
(603) 924-0062

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150 Rivermead Road
Peterborough, NH 03458-1744
(603) 924-0062

Finding RiverMead in Peterborough New Hampshire is easy. Simply follow the directions below or use the convenient Google Maps service to generate custom directions from your location.

  • From the intersection of Routes 101 and 202 in Peterborough - go south on 202 toward Jaffrey.
  • A short distance from the intersection (200 yards or so) you will come to the TD BankNorth on the left and the Monadnock Shopping Plaza on the right.
  • As soon as you pass the bank, turn left - The Peterborough Basket Company will be in front of you.
  • Immediately bear right and follow the road .4 (four tenths) of a mile.
  • You will see RiverMead on the left.
  • As you enter the campus turn right and then left up to the front entrance of the building. The receptionist will direct you.

Waitlist at RiverMead Retirement Community in Peterborough, NHThe benefits of joining RiverMead's Waitlist include the gift of peace of mind for you and your loved ones, financial security, a plan for the future, and most importantly, the guarantee of quality care. If your time frame to move to RiverMead may be years into the future, joining the Waitlist now gives you the peace of mind that you have a plan in place. If you would like more information about RiverMead, or would like to join our Waitlist, please call 1-800-200-5433 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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150 RiverMead Road
Peterborough, NH 03458

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RiverMead...a community where people make the difference, a community designed with you in mind. A full-service, not-for-profit LifeCare Retirement Community that offers a variety of housing, an active lifestyle and health care options.

RiverMead lies in the heart of the Monadnock Region, in  the southwest corner of New Hampshire - a gentle rolling landscape that pleases the eye and soothes the soul.

RiverMead offers stimulating cultural and educational opportunities, putting all of New England from Boston to the Berkshires at your doorstep - the same threshold that is only a saunter away from our indoor pool, fitness center, auditorium, and surrounding walking trails.

Life's balance comes from within RiverMead - in the library's nooks and amid the harmony of friends gathered around the piano, or over a game of bridge. The sense of community prevails and awaits your influence.


Front EntranceRiverMead... a community where people make the difference, a community designed with you in mind. A full-service, not-for-profit LifeCare Retirement Community that offers a variety of housing, an active lifestyle and health care options.

RiverMead lies in the heart of the Monadnock Region, in  the southwest corner of New Hampshire - a gentle rolling landscape that pleases the eye and soothes the soul.

RiverMead offers stimulating cultural and educational opportunities, putting all of New England from Boston to the Berkshires at your doorstep - the same threshold that is only a saunter away from our indoor pool, fitness center, auditorium, and surrounding walking trails.

Life's balance comes from within RiverMead - in the library's nooks and amid the harmony of friends gathered around the piano, or over a game of bridge. The sense of community prevails and awaits your influence.


RiverMead is a not-for-profit, full-service, LifeCare Community located in picturesque Peterborough, New Hampshire. As a full-service community, RiverMead offers a wide variety of services and amenities to the residents it serves. Because of the diverse interests and needs of our residents, RiverMead offers many different career options including full-time, part-time and per diem positions.

RiverMead offers its staff competitive wages and benefits, flexible work schedules and the chance to work in a caring and friendly environment.


It's About... Quality of Life!

A sense of community weaves new friendships with old, bringing together individuals who have chosen quality of life and independence above all else.

Life at RiverMead allows you to shed the trappings and responsibilities of your earlier years, freeing you to live a richly involved life with friends in a healthy, active environment.

With this vibrant lifestyle comes secure surroundings and peace of mind. An emergency call system and 24-hour security offer a quiet comfort level wherever you are, whatever you are doing.

Life is always Peaceful at RiverMead - Peterborough NH
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