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Opening Your Life by Downsizing Your Stuff

We caught up with Downsizing Professional Janan Archibald before her presentation to RiverWoods Exeter prospective residents. She shared with us a few quick tips on how to begin the downsizing proces

INDEPENDENCE: What does it mean to you?

My Grandmother’s birthday was on July 4th. I grew up in my early years thinking everyone celebrated her birthday and how special she was and since mine was in January, ... The post INDEPENDENCE: Wh

What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)?

Why are so many active adults choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) as part of their retirement strategy? What *are* CCRC’s and how are they different from other senior living opti

There's No Place Like RiverWoods - A song by residents at a Retirement Community in New Hampshire

Residents at RiverWoods Retirement Community, a non-profit CCRC in Exeter, NH, teamed up to write and record this original song about RiverWoods. The RiverWoods song and subsequent music video starte

Why we work at RiverWoods Exeter | Career opportunities for job seekers in Exeter, NH

If you are searching jobs in New Hampshire - you owe it to yourself to consider a career at RiverWoods Exeter. You'll discover a dynamic, caring organization where you can grow your career and help p

Annual RiverWoods Resident Ski Trip from Exeter, NH to Sunday River in Bethel, Maine

A RiverWoods Way of Handling Winterthe great thing about winter at RiverWoods is that you can can leave the snow removal to us and focus on doing more of the things you love to do. For one group of R

New Georgetown Texas Senior Living Community

Watermark Retirement Communities, MedCore Partners and TNRG are creating of a 225-residence senior living community in Georgetown, TX. Situated on over 13 acres near the south entrance to Sun City, .

Massachusetts Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) | Loomis Communities

For more than 100 years, The Loomis Communities has been a visionary in exceptional senior retirement community living in scenic Western MA.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities |

Continuing Care Retirement Communities provide housing, services, and health care at one location. They offer the services necessary for you to "age in place." As your health needs change, you are ab

Watermark’s The Longest Day Events Raised Funds to End Alzheimer’s

With 12 hours of sunlight, the summer solstice is the longest day of the year. It’s also the day set aside by the Alzheimer’s Association for its popular fundraising effort ... The post Watermark

Study Confirms Senior Living Residents are Happier

We’ve known it all along, and now there’s proof: Older adults who live in retirement communities are happier than those who live elsewhere. More than 3,900 people over age 50 ... The post Study C

Better Together: The Riverwoods Group and Birch Hill Affiliation

The RiverWoods Group (TRWG) was created in 2012, by the Board of Trustees of RiverWoods in Exeter, NH, as the result of a multiple year process of work and discussion. The Group was founded as the p

RiverWoods CCRC, Exeter, NH - A Mission Driven, Non-Profit, Continuing Care Retirement Community

We are a community that was founded and inspired by some of the most courageous and progressive thinkers in our region. Our founders were inspired to create something bigger than themselves, somethi

How to Stay Cool This Summer

With the summer weather, it’s easy to be tempted to spend every possible minute outdoors enjoying the sunshine. While this feels great, it can also be harmful if you aren’t ... The post How to St

Dare to be Curious – Explore Something New this Fall

By Paul H. Wilson, resident of The Fountains at Greenbriar, a Watermark community As I was growing up, it seemed that no sooner than I had joyfully run down the ... The post Dare to be Curious – Ex

When is the Right Time to Move to a Retirement Community?

"Realtors say selling your home is about three things: location, location, location, but when it comes to making the move to a retirement community-- it's all about timing, timing, timing."

You're Not on your Own at RiverWoods.

“At RiverWoods, I have found friends to share my love of the outdoors and explore the beautiful natural areas of the Seacoast.” -- Shirley Bingham, resident since 2006 They say you can’t choo

What do you give up at a retirement community?

Moving to RiverWoods Retirement Community means giving up the burdens of traditional home ownership. It's really about the freedom, independence and peace of mind that you gain. They say you can’t

Embracing Diversity

As the nation’s population of older adults continues to grow exponentially in both number and diversity, the conversation on LGBT aging has become more relevant than ever before. SAGE is ... The po

Senior health and Fitness Day

By: Sy Becker Updated: May 30, 2019 05:25 AM EDT SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) - A brisk half-mile walk is part of the daily regimen at Loomis Village in South Hadley. Residents of this retirem

Expressions Calendar – How It All Began

Typically in May, Watermark communities showcase resident artwork in exhibitions coast to coast. These shows result in communities’ submissions to Expressions, Watermark’s award-winning calendar

The True Meaning of Memorial Day

By Paul H. Wilson, resident of The Fountains at Greenbriar, a Watermark community My father fought in World War II in the Pacific for four (4) long years. In the ... The post The True Meaning of Memo

Celebrating Mothers

By Paul H. Wilson, resident of The Fountains at Greenbriar, a Watermark community Love and Wisdom!  Mother’s Day gives me the opportunity to share a few words about my Mom ... The post Celebrating

Reunion Project at Loomis Village

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) - Think back to when you were a teenager. What worried you then? What did you believe to be true? Fast forward 20, 30, 40, 50 years. What worries you now? What do you know

New AW Resident Associate President

Nancy Eddy an AW resident and former Loomis Board Member is in the news this week. She has become the brand new AW Resident Association President When the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s ann

Springfield Dementia Friendly Coalition Hosts Lunch

A group of business leaders recently met at The Student Prince for lunch and presentation by the Springfield Dementia Friendly Coalition. Leaders working in restaurant, transportation, banking, touri

The Loomis Communities Receives Outstanding Five-Year Accreditation

The Loomis Communities was awarded its third five-year accreditation from CARF. CARF was formerly known as the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission, and it is only nationally recognized organ

Join Us for an #ElderCareChat Brainstorming Session on May 23, 2018

Each month, join #ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare! Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter to contribute to the conversation. The nex

Alice Bonner - Being Honored for Improving Lives of Older Adults

Springfield - Alice Bonner, PHD, RN and Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is being honored with The Loomis Communities’ Elvira Whiting Bal

A Fulfilling Retirement

Life after UMass Amherst takes many shapes and forms. For Professor Emeritus Roland Chilton, retirement from teaching sociology has led to continued research, lectures, and connection with the un

Debbie Wiegand Featured as Guest Expert in #ElderCareChat Discussion on Innovations in Senior Care

The GREEN HOUSE Project was pleased to join the April 25 #ElderCareChat, with Director of Operations Debbie Wiegand serving as an expert panelist. Wiegand engaged participants in an informative Twitt

Supporting Aging or Ill Family Members

A series of lectures for individuals whom are supporting aging or ill family members. Talks free and open to the public, all are welcome to attend one or the entire series. Light refreshments wil

Join the April 25, 2018 #ElderCareChat: Innovations in Senior Care

Each month, join #ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare! Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter to contribute to the conversation. The next #E

Breaking Down Barriers in Assisted Living

Assisted living communities like the Scandinavian Living Center provide tremendous opportunities to keep seniors connected with the world beyond the residence.Read more ›

A Skilled Nursing Model That Seems Like Home

The GREEN HOUSE® Project is a unique and innovative model in the skilled nursing spaceRead more ›

Say Hello to Springtime in Senior Living

Instead of being cooped up 24/7 inside a senior living community, your mom or dad is probably ready to head outdoors. Read more ›

Handling Caregiver Guilt After a Move to Senior Living

Even though you knew it was time for your mom or dad to transition to senior living, that doesn't make the new arrangement easier to bear.Read more ›

When Senior Living Is Desirable (Not Mandatory)

Is senior living a place you hope to avoid, or a place where you'd love to go? Today, the tide is turning in favor of senior living as a desirable option for vibrant older adults.Read more ›

Applewood Artist in Residence

Applewood Artist In Residence Exhibit Opening Thursday, March 29, 2018 From 3:30 – 5:00 P.M. In The Garden Room Featuring Four Applewood Residents Iso Stein Mariu

A Retirement Savings Rescue Plan

If you haven't saved enough for retirement, there's no magic bullet that will stack your accounts with cash -- but you can take these steps to take to improve your situation.Read more ›

What Seniors Need to Know This Tax Season

Those over 65 have various tax considerations that come into play with regard to Social Security income, age-related deductions and credits, IRA distributions, medical expense deductions, and more.Re


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