A Not-For-Profit Senior Living Community Near Richmond, Virginia

This is living. Pure and simple

At Covenant Woods, the sense of vitality, connection, and purpose is palpable. You’ll receive a warm welcome and be invited into this vibrant, thriving community where neighbors quickly become friends. Meet like-minded residents who embrace aging as a gift to be pursued actively and with vigor. Explore individual interests and engage in group pursuits as you share and learn from your neighbors. And be enveloped in the stunning natural setting that reminds us we’re all part of something greater than ourselves.

This is senior independent living as it should be — active, exhilarating, enriching, self-directed. Enjoy first-class services and amenities and farm-to-table dining. Set your own agenda. Proceed at your own pace. And experience peace of mind knowing that, should your needs ever change, you’ll have guaranteed priority access to our Manor East health care services.

So, take a look around. Explore this website and discover why readers of Virginia Living vote Covenant Woods Central Virginia’s Best Retirement Community year after year.

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See Covenant Woods on PBS’ Virginia Home Grown

Not every retirement community has its own 20,000-square-foot, fully functioning farm. The producers at PBS took note.

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Won’t you join Us?

Check our calendar to discover the next information session or special event at Covenant Woods. Then, make plans to join us.

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Take In The View

See the people and places of Covenant Woods come to life in pictures. From outdoor spaces and our thriving farm to exceptional amenities, there’s a whole world to explore.

Enjoy privacy and personal space in your apartment or cottage home.

How do you define personal independence? It comes down to doing what you want, whenever you like. At Covenant Woods, it also means having the living space to do it all easily, comfortably and enjoyably. That’s exactly what your apartment or cottage home at Covenant Woods will give you.

Here, neighbors quickly become friends.

A hallmark of community life at Covenant Woods is the immediate sense of connection you’ll feel. The warmth of residents and team members, and their willingness to open up is evident from the start, along with a profound respect for each person’s privacy. The result? There are no strangers here. Just good friends looking out for one another and sharing their talents, experiences, and love of life together.

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Services and amenities help make life simple and fun.

With no worries about maintenance, housekeeping, cooking or landscaping, you’re free to spend time and energy on what you really want to do. Having convenient amenities right where you live offers more opportunity to keep fit, continue learning, and share the company of those you care about. Once you see the simplicity and convenience of everything available to you at Covenant Woods, you’ll wonder how you ever got along before. Here’s just a sampling:

Enjoy peace of mind with on-site health care.

As a Life Plan Community, also known as a continuing care retirement community or CCRC, Covenant Woods offers access to a full continuum of health care services, should you ever need them. From short-term rehabilitation and therapy services to assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing care, you’ll have the assurance of knowing you can remain in the community you call home if your needs change. Plus, as a Covenant Woods resident, you’ll enjoy guaranteed priority access to all levels of care in our Manor East health center. For those who are not already residents, Manor East accepts direct admission on a space-available basis.
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Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies

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Empowering independence with a little help.

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Respecting the past. Meeting in the moment.

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Compassionate, state-of-the-art care.

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Choose To Live Well

Living well is about active aging and choosing to pursue wellness in mind, body, and spirit. See how Covenant Woods empowers healthy choices.

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Savor The Freshness

With three distinct dining venues, variety is always on the menu. And with our innovative farm-to-table program, the freshest ingredients are a given.

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Stay Wild at Heart

Whether you’re a nature-lover, an angler, a gardener, or an avid walker or hiker, Covenant Woods’ 90-acre campus offers endless ways to enjoy the great outdoors.