One of the many benefits of living at Ardenwoods is how easy it is to travel. We are only five miles away from Asheville Regional Airport, which has direct flights to many popular international airports such as Washington Dulles, Newark, Charlotte Douglas, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta. Our modest airport makes for quick check-in and security lines, and it even boasts a brand new Cinnabon.
The first week of October was busy here at Ardenwoods as we celebrated Active Aging Week! Initiated in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging, the weeklong campaign calls attention to and wholeheartedly celebrates the positivity of aging today. It showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society and spotlights the role models that lead the way.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s took place on Saturday, September 21 in Pack Square, downtown Asheville. The Walk is one of our favorite events each year. Residents and staff make up Team Ardenwoods. When we gather together at the walk, it’s really our whole Ardenwoods community coming together. It’s a wonderful time to remember loved ones, encourage those who are caring for loved ones, and support those who have lost loved ones.… Read More
Annette Leuthold is no stranger when it comes to travel. In fact, even before she came to the United States from Switzerland in 1952, Annette lived in Yorkshire and Italy studying textiles. She came to the United States at the age of 25 with the intention of returning to Switzerland in a year. Instead, she and her husband-to-be decided to put down roots in Connecticut and get married. Never one to settle, Annette pursued various careers in insurance at Vick’s Chemical and in an antique book dealer shop until she became pregnant. She spent a significant amount of her adulthood raising her four children (three girls and one boy) in New Canaan, Connecticut. Her second home in New Canaan, built by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, served as a wonderful display of the many travel artifacts Annette and her husband collected throughout the years. Many from a trip to Africa where they started at the very southern tip in Cape Hope and traveled up through Kenya.
Last Friday we had the opportunity to be a part of WLOS’ local spotlight, Spotlight Carolina. Sarah Marr and Kari Schrader arrived bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ready to tell Mark Keady all about the variety of engagement opportunities available to Ardenwoods residents. In case you haven’t heard, every month at Ardenwoods Kari works to put together a community calendar. She arranges both on and off campus opportunities so that the art lovers can experience local art, music lovers can listen to music, pet lovers can parade their pets and so much more! You can check out an example of our community calendar by clicking here.