Grace Ridge Starts $15 Million Renovations

🔊 Listen to This Blog. When you have sweeping views of the breathtaking Blue Ridge mountains, you don’t want to waste any opportunities to catch a glorious sunset or take in the scenic landscapes. That’s one of the driving forces behind Grace Ridge’s $15 million master renovation plan – to better connect the community’s lodge feel with the “nature’s playground” offered just outside its doors. “We’re working in collaboration with GMK Associates on campus-wide enhancements, which will include revamping the community spaces on the third, fourth and fifth floors to create more user-friendly areas for art, meetings and sports viewing,” said Chris Romick, executive director. Additionally, several independent living cottages are getting a facelift and Romick noted one of them sold even before the renovations were complete. “They’re going to be gorgeous, in-demand homes. We’re tearing down walls, opening up the space and giving them a whole new modern look and feel.” Heart of the Community The most significant upgrade residents will experience is the transformation of the first floor – from a “blank hallway” to a welcoming and vibrant café and lounge. The café will offer lighter, grab-and-go fares like pre-made salads, sandwiches and baked goods, as well as beer and wine. The focal point will be an outdoor seating area with a retractable awning for sunshade, propane fire circle for chilly winter nights, unobstructed mountain views and plenty of fresh air. “It will be a place where residents can sit and relax with an ice cream cone, or stop in to pick up a morning coffee and fresh croissant before heading out for the day,” Romick said....

Grace Ridge friends and family make the best neighbors!

🔊 Listen to This Blog. For a limited time, both current residents and newly referred residents can enjoy one month of free service fees. The details: Must be a new referral not currently in the Grace Ridge database. 10% deposit must be made in 2018. Incentive ends Dec. 31, 2018. Free monthly service fee applied. 30 days after new resident takes possession of apartment or cottage Contact us today for this can’t miss offer! Call 828-580-8336 or complete our Contact Us...

Mountain Views: Residents Share a Peek into Life at Grace Ridge

Old Folks Sitting in the Dark Resident Guest Blog by Annette Smith 🔊 Listen to This Blog. The power in our senior living apartment building just suddenly went off. There is really nothing to worry about; I’m always prepared with extra candles and flashlights. We’ll be okay … it’s still daylight, at least for another 45 minutes. It has been announced that we will be on generator power until the city can figure out the problem. It is now within 30 minutes of our evening meal and they have let us know that the fried chicken breasts will be replaced with sandwiches and chips because they do not know when the power will come back on. There are no lights in the building except for the emergency lights. This is still fine … we will be okay! But, even though “all is well,” I just realized that I cannot get out of my lift chair – it’s operated with electricity! And, Bill is at full recline and with his Parkinson’s disease, it will be difficult for him to get out of his chair. And, he just said that it was time for him to go to the bathroom. And, oh, my goodness. He says it’s urgent. He has now made a proclamation to get out of his chair and he is proceeding to lift one leg over the side of his chair in an effort to get out. He says all he has to do is get the other foot on the floor. Then he suggests that I might like to get his walker and be ready to take...

Special Move-In Offer for Retired Teachers!

🔊 Listen to This Blog. You’ve dedicated your career to making a difference for kids and helping shape young minds. Now it’s time to trade your classroom for a view of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and start making your retirement dreams a reality. If you’re a retired teacher who’s been waiting for the perfect time to transition into a vibrant and active life full of Good Moods, now’s your chance. For a limited time, Grace Ridge is offering a special move-in package for retired teachers. Call 828-580-8300 today for details! Stay in touch: Follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our e-newsletter for updates and...