LIFELONG LEARNING

 

Learning has no age limit, and as such, our goal is to create an atmosphere that enriches the mind, promotes mental fitness and encourages educational enrichment both in and out of the classroom.

In addition to Grace Ridge’s educational and lecture series, residents can explore lifelong learning opportunities at nearby Western Piedmont Community College – at little or no cost!

Back to School

Residents are encouraged to take a class (or two), finish a degree or discover a new passion – all at little or no cost to you – at nearby Western Piedmont Community College. Test your culinary skills with a cooking class. Learn to row a canoe – or even build one. Step into the past with a history class, or just relax with a good book, your laptop or a crossword puzzle.

Expand your mind through classes and lectures at our own Grace Ridge University. We offer continuing education classes a variety of topics, including languages, literature, art, music, history, religion and philosophy.

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Give Back

Helping others enlivens the mind, body and mood, so we honor that tradition with numerous ways for residents to get involved. Grace Ridge has opportunities for community involvement right here on campus, for instance, making toys for children in the hospital. We’ve also aligned the community with various nonprofits to provide volunteer opportunities for residents.

Join the Club

Get involved and gain some new friends by joining one of our resident committees, clubs or interest groups. Maybe playing bridge or billiards is your game. Maybe you’d enjoy hiking or bird-watching. Or dig deep with fellow gardeners who bring life to our raised flower and vegetable beds.

Got Culture?

For even greater intellectual stimulation, our residents enjoy cultural excursions to exciting events and destinations throughout Western North Carolina and beyond. Plus, our state-of-the-art theatre theatre gives Grace Ridge residents a front-row seat at the box office year-round.

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Spiritual Fellowship

We welcome people of all faiths for weekly worship services, gospel music and enlightenment in our onsite chapel. Enjoy Sunday worship with the faithful or walk in our gardens to commune with nature. Residents are also invited to join our Spiritual Life Committee and take part in weekly prayer and Bible study groups.