Richmond’s natural choice for an active, accredited retirement community.

Nestled on more than 90 acres of protected land in Hanover County, Covenant Woods is an accredited not-for-profit continuing care retirement community on a mission to provide residents with exceptional care, a high quality of life, and security and comfort. In doing so, we keep with the benevolent mission of our Methodist and Presbyterian founders in 1883, when the community was formed as The Richmond Home for Ladies.

Living life to the fullest is easier here.

Designed for choice and engagement, Covenant Woods delivers a different kind of retirement living, combining wooden and open green spaces with extraordinary amenities. Beyond the natural splendor, this is a lively community of warm friends and neighbors who welcome new friendships and experiences.

One of only three CARF-accredited retirement communities in Richmond.

In putting the needs of residents and families at the center of all we do, Covenant Woods was awarded a five-year accreditation in 2020 by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), which designates communities as official Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or CCRCs – the gold standard for retirement communities. This prestigious honor is shared by less than 10 percent of CCRCs worldwide.

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We’re always looking for hard-working, good-natured people looking for more than a paycheck, but also a great place to work.

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Explore the campus

On a beautiful, natural setting, Covenant Woods boasts more than 90 acres of trails, ponds, forest, and green spaces just waiting to be explored.

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Explore the lifestyle

A full-time recreation staff provides an array of engaging programs and services that let you be as active in mind, body, and spirit as you wish.

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Mission Statement

It is the Mission of Covenant Woods, a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community, to provide our residents with exceptional care, quality of life, and security and comfort in keeping with the benevolent vision of our Methodist and Presbyterian founders in 1883.

We will accomplish our mission by:

  • Adhering to organizational values,
  • Understanding the needs of aging adults,
  • Providing opportunities for people to live their lives to the fullest possible extent,
  • Delivering health care and other services in a caring, effective and cost efficient manner,
  • Striving for high quality and continuous improvement in service delivery by our staff and volunteers, and
  • Assuring our commitment to provide for those people we serve.


Wholeness of Life – Covenant Woods recognizes the life and inherent worth of each person and helps each individual to experience dignity and the greatest level of his or her emotional, mental, physical, spiritual and vocational ability.

Equality – Covenant Woods recognizes the equality of all persons in its offering of services and opportunities for serving and strives to develop and balance societal resources to accomplish this value.

Quality of Service – Covenant Woods seeks to deliver services of the highest quality possible by demonstrating competence, continuous improvement, innovation and creativity.

Integrity – Covenant Woods values and demonstrates honesty, integrity, fairness and trustworthiness in all of its relationships.

Stewardship of Resources – Covenant Woods exercises stewardship of its financial resources, benevolent funds, and physical assets, assuring our commitment to provide for present and future residents.