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Harmony at Reynolds Mountain

  41 Cobblers Way
Asheville, NC 28804

LaurelHurst & LaurelWoods

  1064 W Mills St.
Columbus, NC 28722

Haywood Lodge and Retirement Center

  251 Shelton St
Waynesville, NC 28786

828-456-8365

3 Independent Living Communities in the Arden Area

Harmony at Reynolds Mountain

Family Serving Families

  •  41 Cobblers Way, Asheville, NC 28804
  • Beautiful, Spacious Apartments
  • Convenient Location Near Parks, Shopping, Dining & Art
  • Delicious & Nutritious Meals Prepared by an Executive Chef
  • Full Calendar of Activities, Cultural Events & Celebrations
  • Transportation to Shopping & Medical Appointments

LaurelHurst & LaurelWoods

Experience the good life!

  •  1064 W Mills St., Columbus, NC 28722
  • No Long Term Lease or Endowment
  • 24 Hour Call Service
  • Full Sized Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Scheduled Activities and Outings
  • Washer & Dryer In Each Apartment

Haywood Lodge and Retirement Center

The Next Best Thing to Being at Home!

  •  251 Shelton St, Waynesville, NC 28786

    Other Independent Living Communities in the Arden Area

    Ardenwoods

    Refreshing. Comfortable. Inspiring.

    •  2400 Appalachian Blvd, Arden, NC 28704
    • Contemporary living in a natural setting with well-designed, convenient floor plans
    • Our expert chef and culinary team work very hard to create wholesome, nutritious meals
    • Social, recreational, educational and cultural programs are planned around member preferences.
    • Bi-weekly housekeeping services are provided.
    • Member committees recommend the programs and opportunities available at the community, which help shape the lifestyle offered at Ardenwoods.

    Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills - IL

    A Home of Your Own, Without the Headaches.

    •  3200 Heritage Circle, Hendersonville, NC 28791
    • One, Two and Three Bedroom Cottages
    • Five-star resort lifestyle with restaurant-style dining
    • Arts and crafts/hobby room - Game room with billiards and bar - Library/reading room
    • Computer center with internet access
    • Bi-Weekly housekeeping services & concierge and chauffeur services

    Brookdale Hendersonville East

    Resort-style Senior Living in Hendersonville, NC

    •  2601 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792
    • Private suite, Private deluxe suite, Studio, One-bedroom apartment, Two-bedroom apartment
    • Full-service dining room
    • Full-service salon offering hairstyling, manicures and facials
    • Located near shopping and fine dining
    • Emergency alert system

    Lake Pointe Landing

    Lake Pointe Landing is for you!

    •  333 Thompson Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792
    • Our beautiful 50-acre campus, perfect for walking, is beautifully maintained
    • Our five-star service rating is a testimony to the dedicated associates in the elegant dining room, housekeeping and maintenance services
    • Located just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, historic Flat Rock, North Carolina, multiple shopping venues and just 20 miles from the famous Biltmore House and Gardens

    Tryon Estates

    Scenic Splendor - and a new look - in Columbus, NC

    •  617 Laurel Lake Dr, Columbus, NC 28722
    • Pet friendly
    • Nutritious Meals Prepared By Professionally Trained Chefs
    • Guest Apartments Available
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Full-Time Life Engagement Coordinator (Activities)

    What are Retirement Communities?
    Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

    If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

    • Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
    • Linen and laundry service
    • Housekeeping
    • Interior home maintenance
    • Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
    • 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

    As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

    • One-level living
    • Wide doorways
    • Walk-in showers
    • Low thresholds
    • Emergency call systems

    And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

    • Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
    • On-site salons, libraries and chapels
    • Game rooms
    • Theaters
    • Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
    • Private dining rooms for special family meals
    • Community excursions

    Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

    Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.

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