Covenant Woods has been serving the needs of seniors in the Richmond area for more than 130 years. Today, in the beautiful natural environment of our 86-acre campus in Hanover County, we provide an amenities-rich community with extensive programs and services that contribute to the health and independence of those who live here. Covenant Woods is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation led by a volunteer Board of Directors. The community has completed several expansions over the course of its history – most recently in 2014.


Covenant Woods Accreditation
One of only three area CCRCs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), we were first accredited in 2005 and re-accredited in 2015.

Our Mission
The mission of Covenant Woods is to provide residents with exceptional care, quality of life, security and comfort in keeping with the benevolent vision of our Methodist and Presbyterian founders.

Our HistoryCW-Original-Building-for-Website
In 1883, a group of Methodist and Presbyterian churches organized the Richmond Home for Ladies, which opened on 7th Street in downtown Richmond and later moved to Stuart Avenue. In 2001, we moved to Hanover County with an expanded mission of serving both men and women.


Where is Covenant Woods?

Located in southeastern Hanover County, Covenant Woods is 12 miles from downtown Richmond. Living here in this community, you are within minutes of shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural and medical destinations. Travel to the airport, Colonial Williamsburg, mountains, beaches and the nation’s capital is easy thanks to nearby interstates.

A park-like natural setting surrounds the apartments in The Manor and The Lodge and cottages in three different neighborhoods. Features of the campus include a 5-acre pond, a paved walking trail, extensive open spaces and large stands of trees.

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