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Meet Jason Duval Asst. Director of Facilities

Date: August 29th, 2020

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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Trip of a Lifetime

Date: August 29th, 2020

RiverMead Residents joined in the Portsmouth Tall Ships "Parade of Sail" By Melissa McCutcheonAfter 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 s

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Meet our new Director of Housekeeping

Date: August 29th, 2020

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 Hea

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New Residents Perspective in a Time of Social Restrictions

Date: June 16th, 2020

It wasn't easy to say goodbye to our home, neighbors and friends.  And letting go of this security and familiarity during the uncertainty of this pandemic filled us with concern and apprehension.  But, during the week before our move to RiverMead, as social restrictions were being eased in the world, we were alarmed to witness in ou

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RiverMead Team Pulls Together!

Date: March 23rd, 2020

You don't have to look far to see all departments of RiverMead pulling together to provide exceptional service at a time where RiverMead has had to implement "social distancing". That means that we have suspended our programming, fitness and dining venues, along with not permitting outside visitors to our all levels of our Health Cent

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Living at RiverMead - a Highly Personalized Experience

Date: January 3rd, 2020

Resident Centered Care:Living at RiverMead is a highly personalized experience. We learn more than our resident's names. We get to know our community members on a personal level and understand their unique concerns and priorities. RiverMead practices a resident-centered care model that invites, accommodates, and respects residents' wishes i

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Deb Seymore Celebrates 15 years in Culinary Services at RiverMead!

Date: September 16th, 2019

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

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Ashlee Ballard, Promoted to Health Center Culinary Service Manager

Date: August 30th, 2019

From: Maria Garcia, Director CulinaryDate: 8/30/19Subject: Promotion of Ashlee BallardPlease 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 positions w

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Internship: My Week in Review, by Jocelyn Horsfall-Arsenault

Date: August 20th, 2019

2019 August: RiverMead Marketing Dept. (left to right) Jan Eaton - Director Marketing & Resident Services, Cayce Sands - Marketing Assistant, Jocelyn Horsfall-Arsenault - Intern, ​and Jennifer Coles - Manager Sales & Marketing   My name is Jocelyn Horsfall-Arsenault and I've been lucky enough to spend a week here at RiverMead

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Welcome to RiverMead Charlotte & Lee DeBell!

Date: August 2nd, 2019

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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For Immediate Release - RiverMead Villas are Open for Occupancy

Date: May 9th, 2019

Press Release:RIVERMEAD VILLAS ARE OPEN FOR OCCUPANCYPeterborough, 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 o

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Meet the Hardings

Date: February 4th, 2019

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 1st, 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

Date: November 7th, 2018

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

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Bridging the Gap -

Date: November 2nd, 2018

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-loc

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Mentoring Our Future

Date: October 5th, 2018

RiverMead Executive Chef Keith Fournier and our current intern from the Culinary Institute of America 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 L

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A Few Fantastic Days in Maine

Date: August 28th, 2018

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 the excitement as passengers found their seats.We arriv

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Housekeeping: Recognizing years of service

Date: August 3rd, 2018

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

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RiverMead Resident Martha Manley recognized for lifetime of service by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

Date: June 27th, 2018

Martha Manley of Peterborough, formerly of Milford, is pinned by the CEO of Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, Patricia Mellor. She received a Thanks Badge for her exceptional service at a Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on May 20. THETFORD, VT | June 21, 2018 – Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains honored the many volunt

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Variety is the Spice of Life

Date: June 15th, 2018

by Ann NunAdministrator 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 enjoyed

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For many, fitness has become an integral part of everyday life.

Date: May 24th, 2018

 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

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Is your spouse living with Dementia?

Date: May 16th, 2018

Deb Stewart, RN, Memory Support Unit Coordinator 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

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A Word from Human Resources

Date: April 25th, 2018

Dianne Tisdale, Director of Human Resources The staff at RiverMead tend to be extremely devoted to their work. Everyone is ready and willing to give more than 100% for our extraordinary residents, beautiful campus, and our notable Vision and Mission. (Link to web page Mission Statement) Once you get to know the staff and management, you'll s

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