Live an Independent Life in Durham, New Hampshire

A retirement community for active and independent adults.

Maryanna Hatch, Our Inspiring Founder (1922-2022)

Today, we mourn a world-changer, a mother, a wife, an activist, and a friend. Maryanna Hatch, one of our two beloved founders, has passed today, September 23, 2022, at the age of 99. She will be deeply missed by her children, family, and her RiverWoods family of friends.

A petite, soft-spoken woman with a fluffy, signature cloud of white hair, Maryanna had an outsized impact on our world.  Her gracious smile and her tenacity toppled many obstacles, as she and Rosemary Coffin (1922-2011) gathered a small group of citizens to work on a brand-new idea for how to age, in community.

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RiverWoods Durham – Seacoast NH active retirement living

Active and Care-Free Retirement Living

Imagine — a life without the cares of housekeeping, fixing the roof, or shoveling snow. A life with like-minded friends, and abundant options for activity just outside your door. A life where fresh, scratch-made restaurant-style meals are made for you every night.

At RiverWoods Durham, you can lead the same independent life you lead now, only better.

Best of all, RiverWoods Durham offers you the security of guaranteed access to high-quality health care, should you need it in the future. We are centrally located in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, just minutes from the coast, near scenic Portsmouth, and with easy access to Boston.

Independent and Assisted Living

A plan for anything the future may bring.

Independent Living at RiverWoods Durham

Assisted Living at RiverWoods Durham

Assisted Living and Memory Support - Join Kellie for a Tour

There are so many things to do in this area.

I love being near the UNH campus. It's wonderful to be able to interact with the students, audit classes, use the library, and swimming pool.

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It’s More Affordable Than You Think

Choosing RiverWoods is a smart financial decision, offering an independent, hassle-free life now and security for your future.

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See Our Floor Plans

RiverWoods Durham offers a vast range of light-filled and spacious one and two-bedroom homes.

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Answers to Your Questions

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Surround Yourself With Nature and Friends

Join an active community of residents living a full life. Our state-of-the-art campus features all the amenities you’re looking for and spacious floor plan options. Surrounded by trails and woodland, RiverWoods Durham is just minutes from the New Hampshire seacoast, but with easy access to Portsmouth, Portland, and Boston.

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What's Going on at RiverWoods

RiverWoods Group Earns National Award for Groundbreaking Podcast on Aging Topics

  The RiverWoods Group has been selected by Mather Institute as a recipient of a 2022 Promising Practices Award. Now in its twelfth year,…

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What’s Growing On at RiverWoods Durham?

  The RiverWoods Durham Garden Committee. RiverWoods Durham’s Garden Committee was founded by Dwight Baldwin three years ago, who has been gardening for the…

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I have more free time

to spend reading and woodworking now that I don't have to worry about keeping up with a house and yard! Not to mention, I'll never have to shovel snow again.