What is a CCRC?

Flexible Options to Fit Your Life

Welcome home to RiverWoods Manchester, Manchester’s only Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) also known as a Life Care or Life Plan Community. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Manchester and 20 minutes to Concord, RiverWoods Manchester is surrounded by acres of woodland and walking trails. Here, you’ll be close to nature, yet minutes from a variety of cultural and sporting activities.

Our residents move here to enjoy a top-rated senior living community that is active, carefree, and convenient. With many options available right on our campus, the life you live here at RiverWoods Manchester is up to you.

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The Concept of Continuing Care

Continuing Care (also known as Life Care) simply means lifetime access to Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, and Nursing Care, all within a self-contained neighborhood of residents.

In these active communities of seniors, residents enjoy maintenance-free living, the ease of social activities without the hassle of driving, diverse fitness opportunities, and flexible dining options.

Most residents move into a Life Plan Community when they are still active in life. They enjoy the outdoors, golfing, hiking, gardening, and engaging with other residents over shared interests.

One of the greatest benefits of a CCRC is easy access to health care. Residents can continue to see their own doctor, or visit an on-site Nurse Practitioner without ever leaving the comfort of their own neighborhood. If or when higher levels of care are needed, a Life Plan Community offers Assisted Living, Memory Support, and Nursing Care, right on the same campus.

Here is a Detailed Guide to Understanding the Differences Between Life Care Communities and Contract Types

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We were surprised

by how much we enjoy it here. We thought we were choosing a CCRC because it was a sensible thing to do, but everyone is so nice. It’s such a warm and open group!

Why Choose a CCRC

A Life Care Commuity is an important consideration when you’re planning for retirement and your plan for senior living, offering:

  • Maintenance-Free Living. Residents of a CCRC don’t have to worry about the burdens of traditional home ownership.
  • An Active Social Environment. Studies show that a lifestyle rich in social interaction, intellectual stimulation, and pure enjoyment helps people live longer, more rewarding lives.
  • Control Over Your Future. We are living longer than any prior generation. By choosing to move into a CCRC while you are still healthy and active, you are choosing control of your own future.
  • Guaranteed Access to Higher Levels of Care. At a CCRC, you are ensured lifetime access to health care. Assisted Living and Nursing Care are available within your own community when or if they are ever needed, by staff you know and trust.


  • Financial Security and Tax Benefits. Some Life Care Communities offer refundable contracts ensuring your estate and assets are preserved. At RiverWoods Manchester, up to 70% of your entrance fee is refundable. A portion of the entrance and monthly service fee is also tax-deductible.
    • Click here for an overview of RiverWoods contract types
    • Understand the Financial Strength of a Life Plan Community. Our CFO shares a white paper with things you should know while doing your research. Read the paper
  • Peace of Mind. When you choose to live in a CCRC, you are choosing peace of mind — not only for yourself but for your children and grandchildren as well.
  • Assurance of Staying with Your Loved One. Couples who choose to live in a CCRC are also choosing the ability to stay together regardless of their individual future healthcare needs.