About Riverwoods Group and our Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)

Expanding the reach of RiverWoods’ vision and values

The RiverWoods Company was founded in 1984 by a small group of Seacoast-area residents interested in finding a new way to grow older. From their vision, after 10 years of work, The Woods campus was opened in 1994, followed by another two campuses, The Ridge and The Boulders, that opened in the subsequent 20 years.

The Board of Trustees of RiverWoods began looking ahead again in 2009, to understand how best to keep fulfilling our founders’ vision for the future. After much work and discussion, they created a parent company, called The RiverWoods Group (TRWG) in 2012.

The purpose of TRWG is to focus on future growth and continuing to fulfill our founders’ vision, so that  RiverWoods Exeter can focus on its three core campuses. As stated below, TRWG’s mission is to be the leader in creating superior communities and providing peace of mind for seniors in fulfillment of the RiverWoods’ vision, while ensuring the long-term stability of the core campuses.

Creating the parent organization allows the organization to expand its reach, so more people benefit. In 2016, TRWG finalized an affiliation with Birch Hill, a CCRC based in Manchester.  In spring of 2017, TRWG announced plans to build their first new CCRC outside of Exeter, RiverWoods Durham, scheduled to open in late 2019/early 2020.

Future participants in the system will be chosen based on how their values help advance the mission, values and culture of RiverWoods.

Our Mission

To be the leader in creating superior communities and providing peace of mind for seniors, in fulfillment of the RiverWoods’ vision, while ensuring the long-term stability of the core campuses.

The RiverWoods Group Communities

RiverWoods was created by a small group of grassroots Seacoast area citizens, and opened its first campus is 1994.  The CCRC proved popular, and two additional campuses were added.  In 2012, the organization formed a parent company, The RiverWoods Group (TRWG).  In 2016, TRWG finalized an affiliation with Birch Hill, a CCRC in Manchester, NH.  In the spring of 2017, TRWG announced plans to build a new CCRC in Durham, NH.