No matter what your age, it’s important to keep learning. As we grow older, this can be particularly important. Staying mentally active can stave off boredom, sharpen mental acuity, and improve mood and overall happiness.… Read More
“Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.” — Albert Einstein
Happy Birthday to Bob Jenkins, our oldest resident! Bob, who lives at Heather Glen, turned 108 on July 30. Born in 1912 on a farm in Iowa, Bob grew up in Boone County, Iowa, and is a proud 1934 graduate of Iowa State with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He had a career in manufacturing and marketing, which took him throughout the northeast and Midwest and finally to Florida, where he retired. He and his wife, Helen, raised a son and a daughter together and traveled extensively after he retired.
Read our Resident Spotlight to learn more about Bob, including why he drove a tractor across Iowa!
Happy Birthday, Bob!
The past several months have been different, to say the least… sad, scary, unknown. But our community 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
“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. Enjoy these photos one of our friends recently snapped while on a walk around the grounds!