Blog : Join RiverWoods for a Discussion on Preparing for Retirement

By John | May 13, 2015 | in

The transition to retirement is an exciting lifestyle change, yet it is often a stressful time period for retirees to adjust to their new everyday life. To make the switch a little less stressful, those contemplating retirement are invited to attend an educational seminar on insurance after 65, offered by RiverWoods. This free seminar and luncheon features insurance specialist Lea Freitas of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, who will provide a comprehensive review of insurance plans open to retirees. She will review programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, and explain how to plan for healthcare during retirement. Freitas will help attendees understand their options for health care during retirement and answer any questions they may have.

The seminar will be held from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM, on June 4, at 7 RiverWoods Drive in Exeter, NH. Seating is limited, so RSVP by May 28 to 603-658-3014 or dburch@riverwoodsrc.org to save your seat.

RiverWoods, a continuing care retirement community, is the best of its kind. It offers a new home for residents seeking a comfortable, friendly community to live in. The residents of RiverWoods are encouraged to live healthy, active, and independent lifestyles.

A non-profit organization where residents hold 20% of the voting seats on the Board of Trustees, RiverWoods was founded in 1994 by a grassroots group of Seacoast residents who wanted to build a community where older people could live a productive and rewarding life. The organization is nationally accredited and maintains 400 cottages and apartments spread across a community of three separate campuses, all nestled within 200 acres of peaceful woodland surroundings.

The Woods is the original campus, was founded in 1994, and contains 199 apartments. Residents of the Woods enjoy activities such as gathering on the Bridge for coffee and attending performances in the Great Bay Room. The Ridge was the next campus to be opened, in 2004, and is popular for cocktail gatherings in the living room. The Boulders is the newest campus, having opened in 2010, and was designed using green principles which minimized environmental impact. It contains 76 apartments and 24 cottages. All RiverWoods campuses offer both private independent living apartments and private assisted living apartments, as well as a Medicare-certified nursing facility and a wellness clinic. Also, each has facilities which include three dining venues, a pool and fitness center, a library, a country store, and more!

While continued financial strength and resident satisfaction has made RiverWoods a successful organization, environmental self-consciousness has made it a sustainable one. The dining department sources local food for their menu and each campus boasts both an automated heating system and LED and CFL light fixtures. Also, at one campus, a solar thermal system helps heat the water. The residents participate in a single stream recycling program and there is even an Environmental Sustainability Committee, composed of residents and staff, who regularly hold meetings and work with the Board of Directors to make sure RiverWoods continues on its sustainable path.

Click here for more information on RiverWoods.