Dear Friends and Benefactors,
When I first visited Riverstone in 2002, I found engaged and energized seniors. I also found something outside their walls very intriguing—their collaboration with other agencies through the Washington Heights Inwood Council on Aging (WHICOA). For me, social work was successor to a 30-year business career, during which “competitors” never spoke with one another. Paradigm shift—Riverstone and others were involved in a larger community in northern Manhattan; they cooperated to better serve seniors; they shared; they actually spoke.