Date: January 31st, 2023
The new year has started strong here at RiverMead! We've had a jam-packed January Programming calendar offering incredible events, activities, and excursions. Take a look at some of our favorite January Programs!
Date: December 30th, 2022
Earlier this month, we celebrated our Annual Service Awards Ceremony!
Date: December 14th, 2022
Our culinary team recently hosted the well-received "John's Corner" dining experience!
Date: November 28th, 2022
RiverMead residents and staff recently donated dozens of toys and clothing for the Grand Monadnock Rotary Club's (GMRC) Operation Santa Program.
Date: November 15th, 2022
Date: October 25th, 2022
Earlier this month, we sponsored the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Western New Hampshire. The walk included 364 participants over 64 teams. The successful event raised over $75,000 to advance the fight to end Alzheimer's Disease.
Date: September 8th, 2022
With summer winding down, RiverMead residents recently took over MacDowell Lake in Peterborough for a spectacular day of events. Shuttles took dozens of residents to and from the lake throughout the day to participate in various events, activities, and presentations.
Date: August 30th, 2022
In addition to the many significant social, wellness, and healthcare benefits
provided by RiverMead, there are many financial benefits.
Date: August 4th, 2022
The Monadnock Region is home to authors, publishers, merchants, and incredibly talented musicians. Our residents are able to take advantage of many classical and chamber music concerts throughout the region.
Date: July 1st, 2022
We recently offered our residents the opportunity to participate in the North End Boston Food Tour. This comprehensive walking tour carved a path through the streets of the North End. The excursion combined the history of the North End with the best Italian food in Boston! The neighborhood was first settled in 1630 and is filled with authentic cuisine, culture, and plenty of history.
Date: June 28th, 2022
We are pleased with the success of our recent event at the renowned Peterborough Players!
Date: April 7th, 2022
The New Hampshire Food Bank recently announced that John Bouley of RiverMead Retirement Community won the 2022 Steel Chef Challenge.
Date: March 9th, 2022
We are excited to announce that Terri Nolte has been promoted to the role of Dementia Programming Coordinator in our Memory Care Neighborhood.
She is responsible for the planning and executing of programs and activities for residents living with memory loss or dementia. She works alongside the nursing staff to provide residents with physically and mentally engaging programs.
Date: February 25th, 2022
Dottie is a senior at Fitchburg State University, studying exercise sports science and psychology, and is spending her winter/spring term interning with our fitness team.
Date: February 18th, 2022
It’s easy to forget how lucky we are to have Monadnock Community Hospital here in Peterborough. Around the country, local hospitals are closing and people are left traveling long distances for routine and emergency care.
Our Chief Executive Officer, Lara Shea, shares her story and appreciation for the team at Monadnock Community Hospital.
Date: January 27th, 2022
RiverMead’s newly appointed programming team has been busy planning trips, events, and excursions for the new year. Within the first quarter of the year alone, residents will have access to dozens of happenings on and off-campus.
Date: January 21st, 2022
Due to popular demand, RiverMead has recently expanded the array of Home Health Services that we offer to our Independent Living residents.
Date: January 17th, 2022
Now is the perfect time to come to RiverMead. We have beautifully renovated apartments, a choice of dining venues, and many classes and fitness opportunities all here on our campus.
Date: January 10th, 2022
RiverMead residents ushered in the new year with various festivities around the campus. New Year’s Eve was filled with activities put on by the programming team, including a New Year’s Toast to-go bag that included champagne, an international buffet, various movies, and horse-drawn carriage rides around the campus.
Date: January 4th, 2022
We would like to thank Monadnock Community Hospital's dedicated team for supporting the Monadnock Region Community through the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Date: January 3rd, 2022
We are holding open houses for prospective residents to learn more about our community throughout January. The two upcoming dates are January 14th and January 28th, from 2 PM – 4 PM.
Date: December 29th, 2021
The group collected twenty-six books and donated them to Peterborough Elementary School on Monday, December 20th.
Date: December 13th, 2021
RiverMead staff recently donated cases of pie to the Peterborough Food Pantry.
Date: December 2nd, 2021
Residents and staff of RiverMead recently donated dozens of gifts to the Grand Monadnock Rotary Club NH USA “Operation Santa” program. These gifts will soon be distributed to children of families in need throughout the region through elementary schools, non-profit agencies, and town welfare offices.
Date: June 9th, 2021
Recently RiverMead hosted a well-attended Downsizing Seminar. Two of our new RiverMead residents spoke about their downsizing experience, followed by a presentation given by Jan Eaton, Director of Marketing and Resident Services, and Jennifer Coles, Manager of Sales and Marketing.
Date: January 26th, 2021
Are you curious and perhaps a little concerned about what life is like living in a community during a pandemic? Are you asking yourself “I would love to be using all of the amenities that RiverMead has to offer- but am I safer at home?”
Date: December 2nd, 2020
As the coronavirus numbers grew nationally, in the early months of 2020, “shelter in place” protocols were established within the RiverMead community. Public spaces were closed off. Visitors were not allowed. Group activities ended. Independent Living residents were confined to RiverMead grounds. Masks and social distancing became the norm.
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
Date: August 29th, 2020
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,
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
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 Cen
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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