It all began as a dream around a kitchen table. Maryanna Hatch and Rosemary Coffin, our co-founders, had a vision of creating a vibrant community where older adults could live free of the burdens of home ownership, with access to friends, healthful living and nursing care, when and if they needed it, right within the community.
Ten years after that first meeting, RiverWoods, the first Continuing Care Retirement Community in the Seacoast, opened their first campus, The Woods, in 1994. Although it was a new concept, it was popular, and ten years after that, The Ridge was opened, serving the same mission, located right across the street. Six years later, RiverWoods grew again, adding The Boulders, in 2010.
Today, RiverWoods is a nationally-accredited, charitable not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community featuring close to 400 apartments and cottages, and three complete health care lodges within each campus. Featuring a 5-star nursing staffing level, and a full complement of activities and recreation, RiverWoods has become a destination for smart planners.
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Birch Hill Terrace
The RiverWoods Group’s inaugural affiliate, Birch Hill Terrace, shares a similar mission and set of values with RiverWoods. Birch Hill’s roots go back over 100 years ago, with the founding of The Manchester Women’s Aid and Relief Society in the heart of Manchester. Over time, needs changed, and that organization became Pearl Manor, located in Pearl Street. As the community grew, so did the needs and the vision of the organization, In 1990, the organization established a brand new facility in a beautiful, wooded location, designed to provide multiple levels of care, called Hillcrest Terrace.
The community flourished and in 2009, opted to become a Continuing Care Retirement Community, providing independent, assisted living and memory care to its residents. As the only Continuing Care Retirement Community in Manchester, the organization, now renamed Birch Hill Terrace, was well positioned to serve a greater complexity of residents, and in 2016, Birch Hill Terrace took another step forward in their evolution, and became the first affiliate of The RiverWoods Group.
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