Marcia Bennett was born in 1935 in Las Vegas, NV, where her parents had bought land in 1920 and built a house on South Sixth Street. The middle child between two older and two younger siblings, Marcia grew up watching the city grow to become an entertainment mecca. As a high school senior, Marcia won a piano contest held by Liberace.
Hailing from not only all over the United States, but all over the world, one can’t help but wonder how Anne and Bob Louttit ended up in North Carolina and, ultimately, at Ardenwoods. The answer? They’d lived everywhere else, but Anne had never lived in the mountains.… Read More
A Marine combat veteran and career fireman, Horton Holcombe was born Oct.20,1930 to Juliet and Edmund Holcomb in Westfield, MA. He grew up in Simsbury, CT where his father was a chauffeur and worked for the water company. His Mom was a housewife who took pride in filling 1st Aid kits during WWII among other activities. He and his 2 older brothers, fraternal twins, played sports and had fun growing up in a small American town.… Read More
Dee Risner’s connection to the Ardenwoods community extends back to the opening of Heather Glen Assisted Living. She is proud to share that her mother, Ada Young, was one of the first residents in the new facility.
Another source of pride and history for Dee is her WNC mountain heritage. Although Dee was born in High Point, the maternal side of her family came from Pensacola, NC, a small mountain township near Burnsville and very close to Mount Mitchell.… Read More
Our eyesight is so important. Eye health can become a greater concern as we age, given increased risk of diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. If detected early, an eye doctor can guide a person through steps to preserve your vision. Perhaps even more important would be avoiding these problems to begin with. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And it could be as simple as adjusting the foods we eat or the supplements we take.… Read More