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Our team works with all of our residents each and every day to ensure they get tailored, hands-on compassionate care and activity plans geared to them. We keep our residents active and engaged with daily events, activities and opportunities. Our residents maintain optimal well-being through engagement and community, building friendships, and personalized wellness plans. The expertise of our Life Enrichment and Wellness Teams plays a role in guiding you through an array of activities to keep you involved and to allow you to enjoy the best health and live a great life – every day.
The culinary team at Western North Carolina offers a variety of meal items on a five-week menu cycle, including fresh fruits and vegetables. Residents enjoy regional cuisine of a Southern nature and a love for a full breakfast with eggs to order, three types of hot cereal, three types of cold cereal, fruit, yogurt, and assorted sweet breads, including pancakes, banana bread, and muffins. The menu offers three meals a day and nourishment kitchens stocked with snacks for residents.
Western North Carolina is in the process of farm to table from the local farmers market. It’s a transition that has been in the works for some time. Some local items are purchased, but ideally the plan is to take it a step or two further.
The Asheville senior living community has a liberalized diet policy without restrictions. It does not offer gluten-free and other diets, but adapts where it can. Heart-healthy meals are part of the menu, and strict restrictions are outdated as noted by the medical community. Western North Carolina serves three different textures: regular, mechanical, and puree. Some special requests, such as a menu item, are adapted. For example: “I’d like a salad or cottage cheese.” Family and residents should note that the community offers nutritious meals with quality ingredients with reduced fat, sodium, and smaller portions of carbohydrates.
The food service director revises and creates new ideas and recipes for the menus. The menus are cycled spring/summer and fall/winter. The community also has an alternate and a café menu with more contemporary items.
- Asheville Regional Airport
- Downtown Asheville Art District
- Biltmore Village
- River Arts District
- West Asheville/Biltmore Park
- Wortham Center for the Performing Arts
- Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
- Asheville Community Theatre
- Flat Rock Playhouse
- Asheville City Soccer Club (Premier League)
- Asheville Tourists (Minor League Baseball)
- UNC Asheville Bulldogs (NCAA Division I sports)
- Biltmore Estate and Gardens
- Grovewood Gallery
- The Folk Art Center
- Asheville Pinball Museum
Thriving Arts-Based Downtown District
- Numerous locally owned restaurants and breweries
- Various art and retail galleries
- Live music and dancing venues
- University of North Carolina at Asheville
- Warren Wilson College
- Mars Hill University