One of the beauties of living at Ardenwoods is the three hiking trails that circle our mountain top. The three trails join to make a loop; all trails are clear of major obstacles, easy to follow, well marked, and even have benches where you can take a break to enjoy the sites and sounds of nature.… Read More
The past several months have been different, to say the least… sad, scary, unknown. But Ardenwoods has risen to the occasion and has come out stronger. Executive Director Pam Pate gives her perspective on how the staff and residents are making it work.… Read More
“Music is Good for the Soul”… Shirley Morrow
Shirley and her husband Joe moved to Ardenwoods in 2014. What brought them here when they decided to leave Waynesville? “The friendly staff! And when we visited, we just felt we belonged,” says Shirley.
Not long after Shirley and Joe came to Ardenwoods, the Fletcher Community Chorus did a performance for the residents, and the activities director at the time was going to ask the Fletcher director to start a group at AW, but then she met with Shirley.… Read More
“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” — Anne Frank
We’re finding ways to stay safe, healthy, and happy while following the Buncombe County “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. There’s so much we have to be thankful for, including an amazing and dedicated staff, milestones to celebrate, and a gorgeous spring! The grounds at Ardenwoods are bursting with trees and flowers in full bloom, including begonias, dahlias, and tulips, just to name a few. We encourage you to take a walk (practicing social distancing, of course!) around the grounds to see if you can spot some of the flowers in this post — then don’t forget to snap some photos of your own!