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Assisted living How Arbor Terrace Is Redefining Assisted Living in Asheville, NC

When it comes to assisted living in Asheville, North Carolina, not all communities are the same. There are a variety of assisted living choices in the area, each to suit specific budgets, cater to unique interests, and care for different challenges. Sifting through the choices can quickly become overwhelming.

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Senior Resources 10 Helpful Services for Seniors in Asheville, NC

Asheville, North Carolina boasts a variety of highlights for residents and visitors. Beyond the beautiful scenery and bustling businesses, Asheville also has a variety of resources specifically for the seniors that call the area home. If you or a loved one are over the age of 60, be sure to take advantage of one or all of the resources throughout the Asheville area. Get started with improved health and socialization by beginning your research with our list of resources that you may not have realized were right at your fingertips.

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Asheville, Community News Residents Get Dressed Up for Golden Age Glamour Photos

The women of Arbor Terrace of Asheville recently brought a taste of early Hollywood to the community.

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Asheville, Community News Coastal Distancing Luau Brings Island Flavor to Arbor Terrace of Asheville

Residents and staff at Arbor Terrace of Asheville went a little bananas last month as they celebrated summer with a beach-themed party. The Coastal Distancing Luau gave folks a taste of island life while maintaining the social distancing mandates of the COVID-19 quarantine. The beverage carts were decorated with grass skirts, staffers put on captains hats, and residents wore flowery leis to have their photos taken with nautical-themed picture frames. Beach Boys music provided the soundtrack, and residents and staff danced around the halls. The food included Nutter Butter cookies piped with icing that turned them into edible flip-flops. Bananas became hula dancers, complete with tissue paper grass skirts and saucy facial expressions. Goldfish crackers were served in paper boats, and fruity drinks were garnished with colorful paper umbrellas. It was a fun activity reminiscent of summers at the beach and a welcome break from the every day.    

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seniors in Asheville Leadership Asheville Forum: How Seniors in Asheville Can Get Involved

Locals and visitors alike know that there is much to love about Asheville — in fact, many visitors become locals sooner or later! Between the mountains, the craft food and drink industry, historic sites like the Biltmore, and the sense of camaraderie among residents, there is something for everyone. 

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Dining, Dining Options Dining Options at Our Senior Living Community

For most of us, mealtime is about more than simply nourishing our bodies. Meals are often social and cultural events. Paul Fieldhouse, writing for the Vanier Institute of the Family, puts it this way: “Across cultures and time, food sharing is an almost universal medium for expressing fellowship ... The shared meal is an opportunity not only to eat, but also to talk, to create and strengthen bonds of attachment and friendship, to teach and learn.”

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Families & Caregivers, Family Activities, Health & Safety 6 Ways to Stay Connected When You Can't Visit

The coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on our daily lives. Although it is inspiring to see each other maintaining social distancing as much as possible for the common good, many are feeling negative impacts, such as loneliness and isolation. These feelings can be especially damaging for older adults.

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Senior Activities 5 Ideas for Seniors To Celebrate Valentine's Day in Asheville, NC

The weather may be a little warmer than we’re used to for February in North Carolina, but signs of midwinter still abound: The trees are bare, the nights are long, and it’s just not quite nice enough to spend time outdoors enjoying the mountain views. But February also means Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and the holiday is a great excuse to shake off the winter blues and share some warmth with those you love. If you’re having trouble deciding how to spend Valentine’s Day in Asheville, this post is for you! Read on for some of our top ideas for how to celebrate with your senior loved one. 

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