News : RiverWoods Draws Parallels with "Blue Zones"

Jul 27, 2015

Originally published in Fosters.

By Josh Rosenson

EXETER - Blue Zones have been identified by author Dan Buettner in the book "The Blue Zones" as areas where populations live longer and enjoy a superior quality of life into old age.

Several Blue Zones have been identified around the world such as Sardinia, Italy, and Okinawa, Japan, and the areas studied have been identified as sharing six specific characteristics that are believed to aid in the superior quality of life at an older age.

RiverWoods Continuing Care Retirement Community in Exeter, also shares many of these characteristics that are suggested to be linked with living longer and healthier in older age.

“RiverWoods is structured in a unique way,” said Cathleen Toomey, RiverWoods’ VP. “People join when they are independent and able to live on their own. They make their home here and gain friends. When and if they need another level of care they can transition to assisted living or skilled nursing, in a private room, with no limit in length of stay, and no increase in fee. Meanwhile, your community is here to support you. That is the extraordinary benefit of a CCRC.”

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