Exeter Hospital and RiverWoods at Exeter Underwrite Session

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Leadership Seacoast, a regional civic leadership development program, celebrated Health and Human Services Day at Community Campus in Portsmouth. The day was sponsored by Exeter Hospital and Riverwoods at Exeter

Home to nine non-profit health-related agencies, the Community Campus is a collaborative, multi-tenant nonprofit health initiative created and constructed by the Foundation for Seacoast Health. Through presentations, discussions and the activities, the Leadership class spent the day learning about the mission of the Community Campus and understanding the immense challenges facing families that consistently flirt with the realities of poverty and homelessness.

Sponsored by Exeter Hospital and RiverWoods at Exeter, the day concluded with participation in the United Way of the Greater Seacoast’s Walk-a-Mile—a simulation of what life can be like for a struggling family.

“Thank you to Community Campus for hosting us and The United Way of the Greater Seacoast for giving our students such an intense and powerful experience,” said Jennifer Wheeler, executive director of Leadership Seacoast.

Thanks to the support from community members and corporations, Leadership Seacoast is able to provide meaningful experiences for every student, offer scholarships for participants, create additional opportunities for alumni, and secure the best venues and speakers. Thank you to this year’s Leadership Sponsors: Bottomline Technologies, Calypso Communications, Hynes Communications, Kennebunk Savings Bank, Liberty Mutual, ReVision Energy, Stonewall Kitchen, TD Bank, and Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. For more information on becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact executive director Jennifer Wheeler at 603-334-6063 or


About RiverWoods at Exeter
The RiverWoods Company is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that owns and operates three vibrant, self-contained, life care communities with easy access to all the charms of New Hampshire and New England. Conceived by a grassroots group of seacoast area residents, RiverWoods opened in 1994 and remains true to its founders’ original inspiration – that growing older should enhance, not diminish, the opportunity for a productive and rewarding life. Here, you can enjoy life to the fullest in an inspiring setting with people who share your interests and way of thinking.

About Exeter Hospital
Exeter Hospital is a 100-bed tax exempt, community-based hospital and one of five affiliates of Exeter Health Resources. At each of the affiliated companies, we are committed to providing health care services that are innovative, progressive, and focused on quality and the well-being of patients.

About Leadership Seacoast
Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the Leadership Seacoast program provides existing and future community leaders the opportunity to engage with the people and organizations that shape the Seacoast’s economic structure and social fabric. Affiliated with the National Community Leadership Association, Leadership Seacoast offers its participant’s unique insight into how business, community, and politics integrate to create successful societies and how small actions can have a significant impact on the greater global good. Leadership Seacoast alumni make a difference in their communities through networking, active involvement, and personal action. Since its inception in 1988, Leadership Seacoast has created a strong foundation that values diversity of opinion and consensus building to find solutions to challenges affecting the Seacoast’s community and its future. For more information about our programs please contact us at or check out our website at

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