Live an Independent Life in Manchester, New Hampshire

Where active, independent adults find community, purpose and peace of mind

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, 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 the community.

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Here, Retirement Life is a Little Bit Easier

You benefit from services like housekeeping, inside and outside maintenance, complimentary scheduled transportation, an innovative flexible meal points program, fitness classes, art classes, access to our woodshop, trails, and gardens — a world of opportunity to explore, and people to enjoy it with! Best of all, RiverWoods Manchester offers you the security of guaranteed access to high-quality health care, should you need it in the future. All on our 29 wooded acres, only 10 minutes from downtown Manchester, and 20 minutes from Concord, New Hampshire.

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Our community affiliated with RiverWoods Group in 2016 and is thrilled to announce an official name change to RiverWoods Manchester. This change is the culmination of years of learning and growing together. We’ve integrated systems, staffing, and support – this was especially evident during the challenges in the height of the pandemic. We look forward to growth and innovation in the future as RiverWoods Manchester.

Independent and Assisted Living

A plan for anything the future may bring.

Independent Living at RiverWoods Manchester

Assisted Living at RiverWoods Manchester

I love going for a walk...

every morning with my dog on RiverWoods Manchester's wooded trails before doing a bit of gardening and returning to the nook for coffee with friends.

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It’s More Affordable Than You Think

The care you receive is priced below market rate, predictable, and flexible.

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See Our Floor Plans

RiverWoods Manchester offers a range of beautiful one and two-bedroom apartments and cottages.

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Answers to Your Questions

Read through some of our most asked questions and submit your own.

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I’m surprised...

by how well people get along here. When you think about it — bringing people together from all backgrounds from all over the country — yet somehow, we are one big happy family.

Surround Yourself With Nature and Friends

Join an active community of residents living a full life.

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What's Going On at RiverWoods Manchester

We’d Like You to Meet Our Nurse Practitioner

RiverWoods Manchester Welcomes Karen McDonald, Nurse Practitioner   Karen McDonald became a Nurse Practitioner 3 years ago but has been a Registered Nurse for…

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Introducing Megan Levesque, RiverWoods Fitness Coordinator

Welcome to Fitness with Megan Levesque   Megan joined RiverWoods in September 2022. She started her fitness & wellness career just shy of 20…

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