Your Retirement, Your Way 2021

The area is a welcoming place where retired and semi-retired adults enjoy a wonderful quality of life and can continue to play a vital role in the community.

To complement this wide range of lifestyles and every stage of retirement, Henderson County is home to a large assortment of housing options for retirees – including an ample number of adult communities. Some communities offer both single-family and attached homes with the convenience of one-level living. Most, but not all, are condominium operated and provide all exterior and grounds maintenance for a monthly fee. Most retirement communities also include emergency call systems and 24-hour security.


CAROLINA VILLAGE in Hendersonville is a Life Plan Community offering independent living, assisted living and skilled care all on the same campus. A one-time entrance fee provides residents with a place to live that guarantees they will be taken care of for life, with access to long-term care in the assisted living or skilled nursing area if the need arises. The monthly fee varies with the size of apartment or cottage the resident chooses and includes an impressive array of services, amenities, dining options and utilities, as well as social, educational, wellness and fitness programs. The monthly fee doesn’t change if and when additional levels of care are accessed.


FLETCHER PARK INN, an age 55 and older adult Christian retirement community in Hendersonville, offers a variety of independent lifestyle options: villa homes and studio, one- or two-bedroom apartments. Residents enjoy an alcohol-free and tobacco-free campus conveniently located across the street from AdventHealth Hendersonville and adjacent to an aquatic/fitness center. A vegetarian lunch buffet with meat and vegan options and light soup supper are included along with planned activities and excursions. Scheduled transportation to shopping, errands and medical appointments also is available.


HERITAGE HILLS in Hendersonville offers a full spectrum of independent living and memory care services administered by a specifically trained and experienced staff. Residents enjoy the convenience of restaurant-style dining, housekeeping and transportation services among many other benefits. Heritage Hills offers a variety of floor plans. Residents pay a monthly fee that includes such on-site amenities as a hair salon/barber shop, a library/reading room, an arts and crafts hobby room, a game room with billiards and bar, a computer center with Internet access and walking paths.


LAKE POINTE LANDING with its adjacent Life Care Center of Hendersonville offers several levels of care on one campus. Many amenities, services and activities are included or available if needed or desired. For independent living, private ownership villas and rental patio homes are available. The Harbor apartment building houses a swimming pool and theatre/auditorium as well as independent-living rental apartments. The Bridge at Lake Pointe Landing offers assisted living services. Intermediate and skilled nursing care for rehabilitation or long-term care are available at the adjacent Life Care Center of Hendersonville.


As a top retirement destination, Henderson County offers not only exceptional living choices but also a great range of services and activities to enhance retirement.




Council onAging for Henderson County


For more than 50 years, the Council on Aging for Henderson County has been providing and coordinating services that engage, connect and support local adults as they age. COAHC strives to ensure that no one ages alone through programs that include Meals on Wheels (delivery of meals to homebound seniors), “Lunch at the Sammy” congregate dining and activities liquid nutrition, caregiver services, senior companions and community resource coordination. The Council on Aging also offers seasonal services including a heat-relief assistance program and shelf-stable meals for inclement weather.


Mills River Life Enrichment Center

United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

137 Old Turnpike Road, Mills River


Each Thursday, Mills River Life Enrichment Center offers senior adults a place for fellowship and to enjoy a wide range of programs from talks on healthy aging to entertainment. A meal is served following each program. MRLEC is a non-denominational outreach ministry of the Mills River United Methodist Church. Lunch reservations are required.


MountainCare Adult Day Services 

55 N Hillside Road, Hendersonville


MountainCare Adult Day Services offers a safe and enjoyable place for aging and impaired adults to stay engaged during the day. Compassionate staff at MountainCare’s three centers offer an affordable alternative to staying home alone or entering a nursing home. Adult Day Health/Day Care provides much-needed time for caregivers to work or manage other responsibilities during the day. It also provides peace of mind that loved ones are surrounded by friends and a team of professionals who monitor conditions, safely administer medications, provide nutritious meals and offer meaningful activities that stimulate mind, body and spirit. Offering a high quality, affordable program for adults with impairments, this center is open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.



Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning

180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock


Located on Blue Ridge Community College’s Flat Rock campus, Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning offers a full slate of enrichment and educational programming.Participants can select from courses on a wide variety of topics including US, international and Appalachian history, current affairs, technology, literature and more. The program also hosts a series called “For Your Health” which brings in various medical professionals to discuss topics related to healthy aging. There is a one-time lifetime membership fee to receive a catalog of classes three times a year.


LIFE@Western Carolina

28 Schenck Pkwy, Suite 102, Asheville 


A program of Western Carolina University, the mission of LIFE@Western Carolina is to establish a community of lifelong learners age 50 and older by offering participant-determined topics of interest that promote learning and community-university engagement. 


Osher Lifelong Learning Center at UNC-Asheville

Reuter Center, One University Heights, Asheville


A nationally acclaimed learning program for older adults, the Osher Lifelong Learning Center at UNC Asheville offers opportunities for lifelong learning, leadership, community service and continued growth in a variety of settings. Founded in 1988 as the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement, OLLI’s programming includes intellectual and cultural pursuits as well as social, physical and practical life courses such as life transition and retirement relocation planning, including its Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend (CREW). OLLI’s College for Seniors (CFS) program offers more than 350 courses in four terms every year, including some online programs.