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Families & Caregivers, Resources for Families Resources for Caregivers in Asheville

Much has been written in recent years about the dangers of burnout for busy, hardworking people. But one group is often left out of the discussion: family caregivers. Many of these individuals wouldn’t say that what they’re doing is work; they’re taking care of a beloved senior because they want to. But caregiving, though rewarding and heartfelt, can be exhausting. If you’re in this situation, know that you don’t have to go it alone. There are many resources available to help caregivers in Asheville, both in the area and at the national level.

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Finance 4 Factors That Impact Cost of Senior Living in Asheville, NC

The average cost of assisted living in North Carolina was about $600 less per month than the national average in a 2015 survey, which is great news. But individual factors play as big of a role as regional trends in determining actual senior living costs in Asheville and elsewhere. Personal Care Needs Memory Care of Alzheimer's and Other Forms of Dementia Type of Accommodations Location, Location, Location

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Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Senior Resources, Dementia Resources, Caregiver Resources Dementia Care Resources for Seniors in Asheville, NC

In 2019, an estimated 170,000 people in North Carolina were living with Alzheimer’s dementia, and the number was projected to grow to 210,000 North Carolinians by 2025. Given the statewide prevalence of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, many Asheville residents are likely already looking for dementia care resources or will need these resources in the coming years. If you’re seeking dementia care resources in Asheville, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn about some of the best Asheville-area resources.

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Senior Living Options How to Find the Best Options for Senior Living in Asheville

The number of people aged 65 to 74 in Asheville, North Carolina, is expected to increase 21 percent over a five-year period ending in 2020, and the number of people older than 75 is expected to increase 15 percent, according to a report commissioned by Asheville city leaders.

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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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