Independent Living In Exeter, New Hampshire - RiverWoods Retirement Community

Independent Living In Exeter, New Hampshire

Join our community of active, engaged adults who enjoy their independent life and retirement.

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An Independent Life with Benefits

Live the active, independent life you love, and benefit from having the peace of mind you seek for the future. You’ll join other independent adults who enjoy maintenance-free living, premium amenities, time to explore new interests, and security, knowing they have a plan for the future.

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Live a Full Active Life Surrounded by Friends

Two Independent Living residents of Riverwoods Exeter gardening in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Going snowshoeing and living independently at RiverWoods Exeter in Exeter, New Hampshire.
An Independent Living resident of Riverwoods Exeter gardening in Exeter, New Hampshire.
An Independent Living resident of Riverwoods Exeter sculpting clay in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Two Independent Living residents of Riverwoods Exeter in the surrounding trails with their dog in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Two Independent Living resident of Riverwoods Exeter painting in Exeter, New Hampshire.
An Independent Living resident of Riverwoods Exeter swimming in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Two Independent Living residents of Riverwoods Exeter birdwatching in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Two Independent Living residents of Riverwoods Exeter crosscountry skiing on the trails in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Four Independent Living artists of Riverwoods Exeter showing their work in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Plenty of Ways to Get Outdoors

Grow your own produce or flowers in our raised garden beds.

Hit the Trails Year Round

No matter the season, you'll find plenty of ways to get outside.

Grow Your Green Thumb

Love to garden? You'll enjoy our raised garden beds and indoor greenhouse.

Pottery Studio

Take a class or learn a new skill at one of our on-campus art and craft studios.

Time for You

Enjoy your best life without the hassles of home maintenance.

Art Studios on Every Campus

Take a class, learn a new skill or just enjoy sharing your interest with others.

It's Easy to Stay Active

In any one of our three indoor pools or fully-equipped fitness centers.

Surrounded by Nature

There's always something to do.

Join a Club

Whether you love to golf, hike, bike, paddle, ski, sew or paint - there are so many interest groups and gatherings to choose from.

Share Your Interests With Others

Even if you’ve never picked up a brush — take a painting class, or get your hands wet throwing a bowl in our pottery studio.


  • What types of activities are offered?

    Life at RiverWoods Exeter 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 RiverWoods

    Typical outings might be to restaurants, museums, trips to Boston, the Portsmouth Music Hall, 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 community is 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

  • What is your guest policy?

    RiverWoods Exeter welcomes your guests to visit as often as you like. All visitors are required to sign in and out at the reception desk for your security. As an added convenience, for a small nightly fee, any resident can reserve one of our fully-furnished Guest Rooms for visiting family and friends.

  • I don’t want to give up any freedom or independence. How will I know when I am ready?

    The best time to make a move is when you are active and in good health. The admissions process includes a health assessment, so don’t wait too long. Our goal is to provide an active, vibrant, maintenance-free lifestyle for healthy retirement-age individuals.

    Most residents agree after moving to RiverWoods that their independence has increased, rather than decreased. Without the worry of home-maintenance and cooking dinner every night, our residents have more freedom and time to enjoy their best life.

  • How far is RiverWoods Exeter from Boston and and other sights of northern New England?

    Nestled in the center of New Hampshire’s Seacoast Region, RiverWoods Exeter offers easy accessibility to the best that New England has to offer. We are just a short drive from many scenic and cultural attractions:

    • Seacoast Beaches and State Parks ~ 15 minutes
    • Manchester, NH ~ 30 minutes
    • Boston, MA ~ One hour
    • Portland, ME ~ One hour
    • Mount Sunapee Ski Resort ~ 80 minutes
    • New Hampshire Lakes Region ~ 90 minutes
    • White Mountains ~ 2 Hours
  • Is transportation available?

    Courtesy scheduled local transportation is available Monday-Friday. Don’t worry about missing an appointment on a snowy day or driving in bad weather — we offer scheduled complimentary local transportation as well as daily transportation between campuses.

    Additionally, we offer weekly shuttle service for local shopping, various places of worship, grocery stores and, in the summer, farmer’s markets.

    Every month, we handle the logistics for various field trips and outings to points of interest, museums, and other venues on the Seacoast.

    • Trips to Boston, Portsmouth, and Portland
    • Boston Symphony Orchestra
    • Fine Dining Trips
    • Golf Outings
    • Hiking, Kayaking and Paddling Trips
    • Theatre in Portsmouth, Ogunquit, Boston
    • Local Shopping