What is a CCRC?

"I chose Riverwoods at Exeter over 19 other accredited CCRCs on both coasts, and now that I’m here I am delighted to find that I made exactly the right decision." -- John Eresian, resident since 2010.

The Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

The Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC is a senior living community designed for independent adults, offering a maintenance-free lifestyle, with the promise of additional health care services should they be needed at any stage.

VIDEO: What is a CCRC? (3:02 min.)

There are 2,000 CCRCs across the country, which are often called life care communities, because they are designed to incorporate all three senior living options into one environment, supporting every potential stage of senior life.

Planning Ahead is key

Entering a CCRC is usually a once-in-a-lifetime choice, and that's the appeal. Residents join while they are active and still able to live independently. They meet friends, join activities and settle into their home. Later, if they require additional health care, they can receive it right in the same campus, from health care staff they already know.

In order to enter a CCRC, you must qualify both financially and medically. There are many different types of CCRCs, and just as many different kinds of contracts and costs.

RiverWoods at Exeter is a “Type A” non-profit charitable organization, and our contract provides important advantages.

The RiverWoods Advantage

90% of the first person entrance fee is refundable to you or your estate in the event of your passing, or if you leave the community, upon resale of your independent unit.

Guaranteed access to private Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing for as long as you need, with no time limit, and no significant increase in fee (just a small fee for two additional meals per day while residing in Assisted or Skilled).

Three residents hold voting seats on our board.

Created by residents, for residents.

Benevolent Fund to assist financially struggling residents.

Independent and Charitable non-profit.

Locally managed

Nationally accredited by CCAC/CARF , with seven exemplary commendations .

A percentage of your monthly service fee is tax deductible.

VIDEO: The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift & RiverWoods Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) - Exeter, New Hampshire .