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April 6, 2021 - Press Releases

The Bradford Journal

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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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A Taste of Covenant Woods

October 13, 2020 - Event News

Volunteers came together this spring to collect and create, “A Taste of Covenant Woods” cookbook a collection of more than 200 recipes.  In addition to recipes the cookbook captures the history and spirit of Covenant Woods. Order your copy today by clicking the donate link below.

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Covenant Woods Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors

July 9, 2020 - Press Releases

Covenant Woods is pleased to announce the election of its 2020-2021 Board of Directors, with fifteen local leaders volunteering to serve in governance of the Continuing Care Retirement Community. The Board, which has five new members and ten returning members, will be chaired by Michael Carter, who has previously served as Chair, Vice-Chair of the […]

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Covenant Woods partners with Virginia State University to enhance Farm-to-Table Program

August 5, 2019 - Press Releases

Covenant Woods is proud to announce a new collaboration with the Sustainable Urban Agriculture program at VSU and Virginia Cooperative. Together, the partnership will help grow Covenant Woods’ already thriving Farm-to-Table program to new heights. Professional soil testing to determine the best fruits and vegetables to plant has already taken place, with an exciting demonstration […]

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Covenant Woods marks 135 years serving seniors

October 22, 2018 - Press Releases

On October 22nd, Covenant Woods will celebrate its 135th year of serving seniors in the Greater Richmond community. Residents will be treated with special menus in Covenant Woods multiple dining venues on the day of the anniversary, with dishes specifically recreated to honor The Richmond Home for Ladies, Covenant Woods predecessor. The Richmond Home for […]

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Covenant Woods updates Cottage Neighborhood

October 2, 2018 - Press Releases

Covenant Woods has embarked on a forward thinking project to renovate its original cottages in the Brookview neighborhood, which opened with the Continuing Care Retirement Community in 2001. Over the last 17 years, the market has changed drastically and Covenant Woods is prepared to meet the needs of today’s consumers with a modern product tailored […]

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Covenant Woods Announces 2018 Employee Scholarship Recipients

March 26, 2018 - Press Releases

On March 16th, the Board of Directors of Covenant Woods Continuing Care Retirement Community awarded eight Covenant Woods employees with scholarships totaling $12,000. Board Development Chair, Mike Carter, presented the scholarships at a brunch attended by current and past scholarship recipients, as well as the donors who make the scholarships possible. John Dwyer, President and […]

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