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June 17, 2022 - Press Releases

Covenant Woods Voted Category Winner for Best Retirement Community in Virginia Living's "Best of Virginia" Magazine

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The Honor of CARF Accreditation

July 13, 2022 - Press Releases

In 2020, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) recognized Covenant Woods, a Life Plan Community located in Mechanicsville, with its third consecutive five-year accreditation. As one of fifteen CARF-accredited retirement communities located in the state of Virginia, Covenant Woods takes pride in this accomplishment. Less than 10% of all Continuing Care Retirement Communities […]

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Welcoming Jett Black, Covenant Woods’ Chief Petting Officer

March 3, 2022 - Trail Talk

“It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” – John Grogan, American Journalist.  Covenant Woods has recently created a new role among our Leadership team. This position couldn’t be filled by just anyone, it had to be […]

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Covenant Woods: Creating Connections Through Cutting Edge Technology

November 9, 2021 - Trail Talk

A new form of communication was introduced to the Covenant Woods community just a few months ago and has shifted the landscape for ease of access to information ever since. CATIE – Communication & Access To Information Everywhere, was distributed to the Independent Living Residents of Covenant Woods back in August. The cutting-edge information and communication […]

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Covenant Woods Awarded Virginia Living’s Best of 2021

November 5, 2021 - Press Releases

We are thrilled to announce that Virginia Living’s annual “Best of Virginia” issue has named Covenant Woods as one of this year’s Best Retirement Communities. Covenant Woods placed in the top three for Retirement Homes within this region of Virginia.  Virginia Living’s “Best of Virginia” is a guide to all the best businesses in the state […]

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A Pandemic Story: Making a Difference at Covenant Woods One Packet of Tissues at a Time

October 15, 2021 - Trail Talk

by Jean Wright, Vice President of The Guild Question: What do packets of tissues, 55 bottles of nail polish, 40 pairs of scissors, and bars of Dove soap have in common? Answer: During a pandemic, they meant everything to the residents of Manor East! These are just a fraction of the items the Guild of […]

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Covenant Woods + Advance Care: Now serving even more of the Richmond community

October 12, 2021 - Press Releases

Today we are excited to announce a special expansion at Covenant Woods. This is an expansion not of new buildings — we’ve done plenty of that in recent years — but of our service offerings. Last year, we acquired Richmond-based home health group Advance Care LLC. Today, we launched a rebranded look and new website for […]

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Woodhouse Catering

August 12, 2021 - Press Releases

The secret’s out; the food at Covenant Woods is something special! Since Fireside Grill has opened to the public, word is quickly spreading about the unique, farm-to-table menu. Now, Covenant Woods is proud to present its newest endeavor, Woodhouse Catering! Beginning in 2017, the Covenant Woods leadership team had the idea of expanding the dining […]

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Welcoming Thom Wright, President & CEO

August 9, 2021 - Trail Talk

Covenant Woods Welcomes New CEO and President, Thom Wright. After an extensive, nation-wide search, the Covenant Woods Board of Directors is pleased to announce Thom Wright as the new President and CEO of Covenant Woods. Thom joined the Covenant Woods team on August 2nd following the retirement of John E. Dwyer Jr., who served as […]

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Director Spotlight: Erin Melton

May 3, 2021 - Trail Talk

Erin Melton, Director of Sales Erin serves as the Director of Marketing and Sales and joined the leadership team in 2021. She is originally from Pennsylvania and graduated from Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. Erin has 20 years of experience in senior living marketing, both locally and nationally. She worked for Covenant Woods from 2008-2016 […]

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John Dwyer, President and CEO to retire from Covenant Woods in Mechanicsville.

March 8, 2021 - Press Releases

Covenant Woods announced on January 28, 2021 that John Dwyer, the Community’s President and CEO, will retire effective July 31, 2021. With a BS in business administration from Bridgewater College and an MBA from JMU, Dwyer has served in his current role since December 2013.  Prior to that he served as Executive Director of Sunnyside […]

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