Covenant Woods Voted Category Winner for Best Retirement Community in Virginia Living’s “Best of Virginia” Magazine

Jun 17, 2022 | Press Releases

Erin Melton, Director of Marketing & Sales, Logan Majewski, Sales Counselor

The 11th annual Virginia Living’s “Best of Virginia” series hit newsstands just over a month ago, and Covenant Woods is once again listed as “the best.” With the utmost excitement, we are grateful to announce that Covenant Woods has been awarded 1st place for Best Retirement Community within the central region of Virginia. (Pictured: Erin Melton, Director of Marketing & Sales, Logan Majewski, Sales Counselor)

The “Best of Virginia” annual issue has been the state’s go-to guide to all the best businesses Virginia offers, including Living & Recreation, Food & Drink, Shopping, and Services across the Commonwealth’s five regions. This year’s 176-page guide resulted from more than 56,000 ballots cast in 103 different categories.


“We are humbly appreciative of Covenant Woods’ recognition for being the best in a field replete with standout retirement living organizations in our space,” says Covenant Woods President and CEO Thom Wright. “Our 140-year mission to serve elders was and still is revolutionary, and our values continue to resonate with Virginians,” Dr. Wright continues. “We foster a community where residents, staff, volunteers, and community partners collaborate to support successful aging, engagement, fellowship, and purposeful living.”Best of Virginia 2022 logo

Covenant Woods’s value of Wholeness of Life is a core concept that continues to set Covenant Woods apart. It is a value that pertains not only to the residents, but also to the staff and the local community. Covenant Woods strives to make every individual feel connected and reach their most extraordinary abilities; the farm-to-table program is just one example of this continued value. “Our farm-to-table program is an outstanding example of collaboration between staff and residents, and we have been able to bless others in the greater community with the bounty of our harvest. We believe in being part of the greater Hanover County community and are grateful to be recognized in such a wonderful way,” said Dr. Wright. 


Amongst the long tenure that Covenant Woods has held within the Central Virginia area, they are also continuing to find ways to grow further and reach new goals. Dr. Wright says, “While Covenant Woods is grounded in our history, we remain cognizant of present and future trends in senior living, hospitality, and health and wellness industries. We assess trends in many sectors, particularly technology, to continuously reimagine and invest in better ways to serve our members throughout the continuum of services that each of our divisions offers. With the addition of Advance Care Home Health & Hospice and Woodhouse Catering, we can offer residents an abundance of choice in services and amenities.” Dr. Wright concludes.