• FAQS


    Q: Why should I /we consider joining the Waitlist?
    A: The benefits of joining include: Having a Plan in Place for your Future; Financial Security; Peace of Mind for you and your family; and More Choice.

    Q: How soon should I/we join the Waitlist?
    A: Currently, we recommend that you join the Waitlist 2 to 5 years prior to the time of your desired move. The sooner you submit your application, the better. Your name(s) are placed on the Waitlist by the date of your application. You may change the time frame of your move and the style of apartment or cottage as often as you like, without cost or penalty. The only thing that cannot be changed is the date you submit your application.

    Q: What is the cost of joining the Waitlist?
    A: The total cost is $2,250 of which $2,000 is fully refundable. RiverMead retains $250 as an application fee. This deposit allows you to put your name on as many apartment and cottage styles as you like and indicates your desired range of entry. When you move in, the $2,000 will be applied toward the Entrance Fee.

    Q: Can I/we list our name under more than one style?
    A: The Waitlist provides Priority, Flexibility and Choice. Choose as many apartments and cottage styles as you would like on both campuses.

    Q: What if an apartment becomes available and we are not ready to move to RiverMead?
    A: Simply let us know when you anticipate a move to RiverMead. We will not contact you before then. You will be called when there is an opening and when we have reached the date you specified as your desired entry (you may change that date at anytime).

    Q: What if my health should fail before moving?
    A: This depends on the circumstances. If it is determined that Assisted Living is more appropriate, you would have the option of transferring your application to the Assisted Living Waitlist. Please keep in mind that RiverMead is not able to accept someone directly into Skilled Nursing Care.

    Q: If I wanted to move-in now, is that possible?
    A: We encourage you to contact us so that we can update you on availability and assist you through the moving process.


    If you would like more information about our Waitlist,
    call or email for a personal appointment.

    603.924.0062  ▪  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Just Announced!!

    Press Release


    RiverMead LifeCare Retirement Community
    Contact: Jennifer Coles
    Telephone: 603-924-0062
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Website: www.Rivermead.org
    June 21, 2017

    The Villas at RiverMead Are the Next Generation in Retirement Living
    Peterborough, NH – RiverMead, a top-rated full-service, not-for-profit LifeCare Retirement Community, will break ground in the early fall on the Villas at RiverMead, culminating over two years of extensive research and planning as part of their master plan. This initial phase will consist of two buildings, housing a total of just 24 corner Villa units.

    The Villas will join the two neighborhoods of The Mead and The Village on RiverMead’s expansive 90-acre campus nestled in the woodlands of Peterborough, NH, within easy access of Boston, the Berkshires, and the seacoast.

    “Today’s clients are different than those of ten years ago. Through our research, we’ve learned what they value – spacious, open living areas which offer privacy, convenience, and freedom from maintenance and upkeep. The Villas are an entirely new concept, combining the privacy and spaciousness of our single home residences with the accessibility and community of our apartments,” remarked Jan Daly-Eaton, Director of Resident Services & Marketing. “They are the result of our partnership with current residents, staff, future members, and industry leaders to develop a comprehensive master plan that builds on our strong foundation of creating a caring and vibrant community for our residents while developing a progressive vision for the future.”

    Each architect-designed Villa will feature spacious open concept design, luxury finishes, large screened porch, beautiful views, and a corner orientation for maximum flow and light. The project will begin this July with a projected completion date of fall 2018. RiverMead is currently accepting deposits on these new units. Additionally, special informational sessions on this new residence option are scheduled throughout the area. To find out when a session might be scheduled near you or for more information on RiverMead and the Villas, please visit their website at rivermead.org.

    RiverMead is an award-winning LifeCare Community set in the beautiful community of Peterborough, NH, offering a range of luxury living units, continuing professional onsite health care options, every lifestyle amenity as well as a wealth of cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities.

    If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jennifer Coles at 603-924-0062 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




  • RiverMead Heirloom Project - March 2017 Recipe Winner

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    The RiverMead Heirloom Project:The Heirloom Project is a series of monthly recipes brought to the community (‘My Family to Yours’) from a Resident of RiverMead. The Residents have submitted recipes (and stories) from their family’s ‘recipe book’ to share with us and future generations. One recipe and family story behind the recipe was selected by a judging panel for each month of the upcoming year. The selected recipe will be featured on the menu at RiverMeads’ Main Dining Room with Chef Fournier building the balance of the menu around complimenting the chosen recipe.


    Our March 2017 selected recipe comes to us from Grace Sargent.

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    The Story: As a student at Simmons College majoring in Home Economics, I took a course in demonstration techniques. A representative from the American Lamb Council came to show the class the kind of work a home economist in business might do. She demonstrated the preparation of the dish, and ever since that time in 1960, I have served this for numerous dinner parties. It has worked especially well for buffets.”



    Middle Eastern Lamb and Cranberries Serves 12 people


    4 lbs. boned lamb

    2 tsp. salt

    1/4 tsp. pepper

    1 1/2 c. chopped onions

    6 oz. can tomato paste

    1 clove garlic, minced

    1 1/2 c. burgundy wine

    1 3/4 c. water

    1 1/4 c. whole cranberry sauce

    1/2 tsp. ground ginger

    1/2 tsp. dried oregano


    Cut lamb into bite sized pieces, and brown in small amount of trimmed fat from meat.

    Add salt, pepper, onions, garlic, tomato paste, and water.

    Cover and simmer 45 minutes.

    Add remaining ingredients and cook 30 minutes.

    Add more water if too thick.

    Serve with rice or noodles.




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