About Arbor Terrace of Asheville

Arbor Terrace of Asheville provides residents with a lifestyle focused on wellness and meaningful social connections. Our assisted living and dementia care options allow us to provide individualized care and assistance for everyone who calls our community home.


Relationships Matter Here

At Arbor Terrace, relationships are the foundation of our community. We delight in fostering meaningful relationships — we call them deep connections — with residents and family members, and finding ways to create connections between the seniors who live here. As we learn more about our residents, we can provide even better assistance and programs to meet their ever-evolving needs.

Life Is Better Here

Arbor Terrace of Asheville is managed by The Arbor Company. For more than three decades, The Arbor Company has been dedicated to providing the lifestyle and amenities that keep seniors feeling their very best.

  • Art Art and Education Stimulate your mind by learning another language, painting a portrait, or exploring a new craft or skill.
  • people Deep Connections Feel connected to a lively community. We ask the right questions and take the time to listen. It’s why residents accomplish amazing things here — things they never thought possible on their own.
  • PurposefulLivng Health and Wellness Our exercise programs are designed especially for seniors to improve mobility, maintain fitness, and even challenge the brain — all in a fun format.
  • Recreation Purposeful Living At Arbor Terrace, residents are meaningfully engaged throughout the day. An important part of that includes opportunities to volunteer and give back to others while remaining actively involved in the community.
  • Activities Recreation and Leisure We go out of our way to fulfill each resident’s wish list. From live music to barbecues to karaoke nights, if you can dream it, chances are that we’ll try it. And we love helping with family get-togethers.
  • Spiritual Spiritual Journey For many, the health of one’s soul is as meaningful as the health of one’s body. And so we offer ample opportunities for structured religious activities and individual reflection.

A Company Built on Senior Living

Arbor Terrace of Asheville is managed by The Arbor Company, who has been serving seniors around the country for more than 30 years. Our experience and passion for senior living set us apart from others; we are dedicated to fostering relationships that matter and providing resources that keep our team on the cutting edge of the industry’s best practices.

Meet the Arbor Terrace of Asheville Team

Each member of our team brings a heart for service, a passion for seniors, and the experience to create exceptional opportunities for our residents.

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Susan Pegg Fairbairn

Executive Director

I joined Arbor Terrace in 2000. Upon moving to Asheville, I decided to put my degree in gerontology and aging to work and became the marketing director for a retirement community in Hendersonville. I am now enjoying the position of Executive Director and Arbor Terrace is truly my home away from home!


Missy Brigance

Engagement Director

In 2016, I joined the Arbor Company in Atlanta; then to Asheville! I love my "job" and using my background in Counseling & event planning.

Gina Creegan

Gina Israel

Resident Relations Director

I joined Arbor Terrace in 2000. Coming to work at Arbor Terrace each day is like coming to my second home to spend the day with my Arbor extended family.


Dianne O'Kelley

Business Office Director

During my first visit at Arbor Terrace, I was touched by the genuine warmth and caring shared between staff and residents. I knew this was where I wanted to utilize by thirty years of accounting experience to make a difference. I am blessed to be a part of this amazing Arbor Terrace family and look forward to serving you.


Chris Wilson

Dining Director

Since joining Arbor Terrace in 2006, I have gained a great amount of knowledge and experience under the direction and mentorship of previous Dining Director, Sid Hensley. I hope to grow in this position, whilst giving our residents a great and memorable dining experience.

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Ron Ritchie

Maintenance Director

I have been with Arbor Terrace of Asheville since February of 2020. I have been a Maintenance Director in Long Term Care and Assisted Living communities for over 20 years. I strive every day to bring something great to the senior population. I truly feel blessed to be a part of such an amazing and caring team here.

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What's Happening at Arbor Terrace

No Llama Drama


There's no drama when the lamas come to visit! Getting to meet and pet all the llamas was such a treat for residents and staff.

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Arbor Terrace Asheville Circus


Ladies & Gentlemen! Step right up to a circus-themed luncheon!

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Senior Science


Our "Senior Science" experiments always draw a crowd. We learned about seeds by dissecting a large lima bean. Did you know that beans have a thin outer coat? This coat helps hold in the nutrients for the embryo inside. We even planted a new seed so we can watch as it grows!

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Painting with Missy


Evergreen residents enjoyed “Painting with Missy” recently. The watermelons and flip-flops look beautiful! Each painting reminded us of summertime. Thank you, Missy!

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Art Class


Take a look at the wonderful paintings residents made in art class! Our teachers split everyone into two groups, those who wanted a basic subject to paint, and those who were looking for a challenge. We're definitely ready to grab our flip-flops and eat watermelon on the beach!

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Sunny Boy


There is nothing better than the unconditional love of our furry friends. Sunny Boy and Mika are regular friends in our community, sharing their well-trained pet therapy with residents. We love their visits!

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