The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville provides opportunities to thrive in life’s second half through learning, leadership, service, and research. OLLI offers a wide range of programs, organized by our staff, volunteers and community partners, to engage with our members and community.
Grandview Peaks is a private gated community offering dramatic views and natural seclusion in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Homesites range from 1 to 17 acres, starting at just $29,900. Located close to Asheville, and surrounded by great small towns. Properties have access to community lake & beach, large timber-frame pavilion, and hiking trails all in a peaceful natural setting.
The College for Seniors offers a wide range of classes to people over 50. With full access to the resources of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, College for Seniors members keep mentally and physically fit through participation in classes and possibly even teaching. Educational travel opportunities are also available.
Seniors are invited to participate in planned activities and fellowship, and receive a hot, delicious meal at any of four sites in Buncombe County (Black Mountain, Weaverville, downtown Asheville, and Shiloh). There is no set price for the meal, but donations are gladly accepted. Transportation is available for most people through Mountain Mobility with advance notice.
Leadership Asheville Seniors is a program for retirement aged people in Buncombe County. During seven day-long sessions in a variety of locations around the community, participants meet with community leaders, activists, and politicians to gain in-depth understanding of the area’s history, people, institutions, challenges, and opportunities. Leadership Asheville Seniors participants often use the program to reevaluate their choice of volunteer roles or to find new ones.
The alumni association for Leadership Asheville and Leadership Asheville Seniors. It’s purpose and mission is to advance leadership in the Asheville – Buncombe County, NC community and to provide public forums on issues critical to the future well-being of the region(Alumni Association).
Brookdale Asheville Overlook is a premier senior living community offering Assisted Living accommodations in scenic Asheville, North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Eliminating racism, empowering women — it’s what the YWCA is about and what it intends to do. The YWCA of Asheville offers programs in Aquatics, including swim lessons, lap and open swims, water aerobics, lifeguard training, and more.
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We pride ourselves on providing gracious, personalized service to our guests and residents. We’re serious about our guest services approach, and we enjoy attending to your personal preferences and requests.
Hikes for seniors every Friday! Hikes are usually near Asheville and they are about a hour in length.
Low impact hiking club for seniors with leisurely paced hikes from Asheville Parks and Recreation Outdoor Program.
For years, the 18,000 square foot YMI building was the social and economic center of Asheville’s Black community. Currently YMI is a cultural center operating with support from the City of Asheville. Its impressive Tudor-style structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features four galleries and a 300-seat performing arts theatre.