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Free your time and your imagination.

Leave the housekeeping, meal preparation, yardwork, and repairs to the talented staff of Covenant Woods. Maintenance-free living means having more time to live life on your terms and engage in the activities that are most important to you. Whether you’re looking to explore your creative side, elevate your level of wellness, or just relax and enjoy retirement living, our senior living services and amenities have been carefully planned to simplify life and offer meaningful options so you can realize your own vision of the perfect retirement.

“Many Covenant Woods residents are out-and-about all the time. Getting to Richmond is no effort. But for me? I have no desire to go out! There’s plenty to do right here.”

— Rick R, Covenant Woods resident

Meet CATIE, your personal guide

Who’s CATIE? She’s a digital assistant — an integrated platform accessible through a tablet provided with each apartment or cottage at Covenant Woods. CATIE will keep you in the loop with real-time, quick access to community information, services, programs and news, and will help you stay connected to your Covenant Woods neighbors. In fact, that’s the meaning of the acronym CATIE: Communication and Access To Information Everywhere.
Designed specifically for older adults, CATIE has an intuitive, easy-to-use interface you’ll master so quickly you’ll soon wonder how you ever got along without her. With CATIE you can see a daily schedule of community activities and programs; check our restaurant menus; connect with residents and staff members through the community directory; make housekeeping and maintenance requests; receive mail notifications and weather updates; and so much more.

Services and Amenities at Covenant Woods


  • Traditions, located in The Manor, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • The hand-crafted wooden wine wall in Traditions presents selections from the world’s most prominent wine regions
  • Fireside, located in The Lodge, offers upscale-casual lunch and dinner with a full bar
  • The Terrace at Fireside features al fresco dining with two pergolas, an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, television, outdoor furnishings, and a sound system
  • The Bistro, located in The Manor, offers made-to-order sandwiches, salads, and homemade soups and sweet treats
  • Private dining rooms available by reservation
  • Woodhouse Catering serves from-scratch recipes and top-shelf dishes with five-star service
  • Farm-to-table freshness with produce grown on our campus farm and locally sourced meats, cheeses, vegetables and produce chosen whenever possible
  • Specialty themed dinners
  • Flexible, declining-balance meal plan included in monthly fee


  • On-site fitness center with personal training and group exercise classes
  • Indoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool
  • Water aerobics classes from certified fitness instructors
  • Wellness program personalized for each resident
  • Full calendar of social, educational, and recreational activities
  • Primary care, pharmacy services and personal care by At Home Harmony
  • On-site rehabilitation services (physical, occupational, speech therapies)
  • Guaranteed priority access to all levels of on-campus care
  • Hair salon and full-service day spa*
  • Library with books and local and regional periodicals
  • Extensive nature trails and paved walking trails
  • Working campus farm for fresh produce and volunteer opportunities
  • Fishing pond with grant-funded floating wetlands
  • The Spring therapeutic landscape offering native trees and plants, and duck habitat
  • Williamsburg Garden
  • Non-denominational worship service weekly
  • Pet-friendly campus


  • Bi-weekly housekeeping
  • Community-wide Wi-Fi service
  • CATIE tablet-based, self-service and communication software for residents
  • The Market convenience store
  • Automated teller machine (ATM) on site
  • Dry cleaning pickup and delivery
  • Complimentary transportation for shopping trips
  • Scheduled transportation for medical appointments
  • Key fob building and home access
  • Emergency call system
  • 24-hour building security
  • Guest rooms for visitors
  • Concierge desk
  • On-campus courtesy shuttle seven days a week


  • Monthly calendar of planned social events and programs
  • Great Decisions and other lifelong learning programs
  • Resident-run clubs and interest groups
  • Book clubs
  • Art/pottery/glass studio and classes
  • Art exhibits
  • Woodworking shop
  • Billiards
  • Game nights
  • Movie nights
  • Bocce ball
  • Social and happy hours
  • Excursions and daytrips to cultural and historic sites
  • Treetops lounge for private parties, club meetings, and social gatherings
  • The Commons, multipurpose auditorium for performances, speakers, and social events
  • Resident Council and committees


  • Primary care, pharmacy services and personal care by At Home Harmony
  • Outpatient therapy services including physical, occupational, and speech therapies
  • Assisted living
  • Memory support
  • Short-term rehabilitation (skilled nursing Medicare stays)
  • Long-term residential skilled nursing

*Additional fee applies

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A swimmer in a pool


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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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.

A view of the sun through the trees in the forest


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.