Live an Independent Life in Exeter, 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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Active and Care-Free Retirement Living

Imagine — a life without the cares of housekeeping, fixing the roof, or shoveling snow. A life with indoor pools and fitness classes, with lush trails and gardens just outside your door. A life where fresh, scratch-made restaurant-style meals are made for you every night.

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

Best of all, RiverWoods Exeter 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 Exeter

Assisted Living at RiverWoods Exeter

There are so many things to do in this area.

I visit the Exeter farmer's market every Thursday after my yoga class. This weekend, my friends and I are going to see an exhibit at the MFA in Boston.

25 Years of Impact and Innovation

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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 offers a vast range of beautiful one and two bedroom homes and cottages.

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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. Whether you’re looking for cultural variety or a peaceful pastoral setting, you’ll experience the best of both worlds at RiverWoods Exeter. Our three campuses are surrounded by trails and woodland, just minutes from the New Hampshire seacoast, but with easy access to Portsmouth, Portland, and Boston.

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I have more freedom

to enjoy the things I'm passionate about - like painting, volunteering in the community, and travel - now that I don't have to worry about yard work, cleaning, or even cooking dinner every night.

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