FAQs

Life at Our Communities

  • What types of activities are offered?

    Life at a RiverWoods Group Community brings every resident the opportunity to make new friends who share your common interests. From organized outings to casual gatherings over shared interests, there’s always something going on and something fun to do at each of our vibrant communities.

    Typical outings might be to restaurants, museums, trips to Boston, downtown Manchester, Portland, the Seacoast, a historical tour, or perhaps a sporting venue. Available activities on our campuses include fitness classes, concerts, socials, duplicate bridge, art or pottery classes, working in the woodshop, music recitals, volunteering,  or attending a lecture taught by a resident.

    Our communities are created by residents for residents! If you have an interest, we’ll help you find an outlet.

    Click here for more information on our activities and social opportunities at RiverWoods Exeter.

    Click here for more information on the exciting, new community forming at RiverWoods Durham.

    Click here for more information on the active and vibrant community at Birch Hill.

  • What amenities are available to residents at your communities?

    Each RiverWoods community is unique but one thing they have in common is an active and carefree lifestyle without the hassles of housekeeping or home-maintenance. On every RiverWoods Group campus you will find:

    • Vibrant Activities and Social Opportunities 
    • Dining Options
    • Underground and Covered Parking
    • Housekeeping and Home Maintenance Services
    • Snow Removal
    • Pet-Friendly Living 
    • Wellness Clinic 
    • Salon Services
    • Guest Accommodations 
    • Gardening Opportunities

    For more information on the amenities available at each community, please visit RiverWoods Exeter, RiverWoods Durham, Birch Hill.

  • Are you selling apartments or condos?

    A CCRC is an insurance product, not a real estate transaction, and there is no ownership involved. What you are primarily purchasing is the promise of future health care if and when you need it or an insurance product. You have lifetime use of your home and the security of knowing you’ve planned for your future health care needs.

  • Are all CCRCs the same?

    No. The majority of CCRCs are non-profit, but there are three major types: Type A (all-inclusive) Type B (Moderate) and Type C (rental). Some organizations provide a lower monthly fee, but costs increase as health care needs develop. For a detailed description of each contract type, or to download a free workbook on Understanding the Differenced between CCRCs, click here.

  • What is a CCRC and what are the benefits?

    A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is an insurance product that provides housing and health care for its residents through a full continuum of care, all on the same campus.

    There are 1900 CCRCs across the country, and the concept has been around for 100 years.

    Residents enter when they are independent and 62 years or older.

    One of the greatest benefits of a CCRC is easy access to health care. As health needs change and higher levels of care are required, a CCRC offers Assisted Living, Memory Support, and Nursing Care, right on the same campus.

  • Do your communities allow pets?

    Your furry friends are always welcome! We welcome dogs or cats, without restrictions on weight or breed.

    Get to know our four-legged residents, follow us on Instagram and look for our popular photo series #petsofriverwoods.

Financial Questions

  • Are your financials available for viewing?

    Our audited financials and annual reports may be viewed and downloaded here.

  • What are the tax advantages of moving to a RiverWoods Group Community?

    There are many financial implications to consider before moving to a CCRC. Becoming a resident at a RiverWoods Group community may present worthwhile tax and financial advantages.

    Pre-Paid Medical Expenses
    A portion of the one-time entrance fee may be included on federal tax return as a prepaid medical expense. A portion of the monthly service fee may also be deducted (typically 30% to 40%).

    RiverWoods engages an outside expert each year to calculate the specific amount of the monthly service fees and entrance fees that are deductible as a medical expense on federal tax returns that year. The expert reviews applicable regulations and rulings in compiling their analysis.

    New Hampshire’s Tax Advantage

    New Hampshire is one of the most attractive states to retire in, due to an appealing tax profile:

    • No general sales tax.
    • No state income tax.
    • No state estate tax.
    • No capital gains tax.
    • Lowest tax burden of any New England state.
    • In the Top 10 of Lowest Tax States in the US. (www.taxfoundation.org)
  • Are all CCRCs the same?

    No. The majority of CCRCs are non-profit, but there are three major types: Type A (all-inclusive) Type B (Moderate) and Type C (rental). Some organizations provide a lower monthly fee, but costs increase as health care needs develop. For a detailed description of each contract type, or to download a free workbook on Understanding the Differenced between CCRCs, click here.

  • What is a CCRC and what are the benefits?

    A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is an insurance product that provides housing and health care for its residents through a full continuum of care, all on the same campus.

    There are 1900 CCRCs across the country, and the concept has been around for 100 years.

    Residents enter when they are independent and 62 years or older.

    One of the greatest benefits of a CCRC is easy access to health care. As health needs change and higher levels of care are required, a CCRC offers Assisted Living, Memory Support, and Nursing Care, right on the same campus.

Health Center

  • What Health Care Services are offered at your communities?

    At a RiverWoods Group community, you benefit from living within a vibrant and active senior living community and the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have a plan, no matter what your future health care needs may be. Join us as an independent resident, and if your needs change in the future, you are able to receive Assisted Living, Memory Support, or Nursing Care within the same community, cared for by staff you know and trust.

    When or if you ever need help with the activities of daily living, we’ll design a personalized plan to help you live life to its fullest — within the same community while maintaining your privacy and your highest level of independence.

    Sometimes, all it takes is one patch of ice, one missed step or one minor fall, and your entire life can be thrown into discord for months. A routine hip surgery or knee replacement becomes a significant lifestyle struggle. Be assured that rehabilitative care is here, when or if you ever need it.

    See what kind of Supportive Living options each RiverWoods Group Community has to offer: