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The Honor of CARF

June 29, 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 fourth consecutive five-year accreditation. As one of 15 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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Covenant Woods Voted Category Winner for Best Retirement Community in Virginia Living’s “Best of Virginia” Magazine

June 17, 2022 - Press Releases

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 […]

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Dental Clinic To Open at Covenant Woods Early Next Year

December 14, 2021 - Press Releases

How can residents that don’t travel often receive proper dental care? This is a question that Covenant Woods resident and retired dentist Dr. Gordon Prior has asked himself daily, not for himself, but on behalf of those that reside in healthcare. Dr. Prior, who has been practicing dentistry for the past 55 years, mentioned his […]

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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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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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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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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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