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...

Holiday Events in Western NC

🔊 Listen to This Blog. To be in Western North Carolina this time of year is to step into a holiday postcard. From Morganton to Blowing Rock to Asheville; from town squares to snow-covered mountaintops, communities are illuminated with decorations, twinkling lights and holiday cheer. Today at Grace Ridge, we officially kick off this most wonderful time of the year by gathering in our lobby to decorate the Christmas tree. And this evening, many of us will bundle up and head out to watch the Morganton Christmas Parade. But this is just the beginning of a season filled with events. The festivities at Grace Ridge alone are enough to put anyone in the holiday spirit and, of course, in a Good Mood. On Thursday, Dec. 4 we’ll host a Wine Tasting in our rooftop solarium. Guests will enjoy selections of local wines, hors d’oeuvres and desserts surrounded by piano music and holiday décor. Join us for a taste and toast! To register to attend, click here or call 855-200-2673. On Dec. 11, residents and staff will come together for our annual Christmas Party, and our own Grace Ridge Chorus will present a special Christmas Concert the following day. We’ll also enjoy more holiday music on Dec. 15 and Christmas Service on Dec. 22. On top of the festivities here at Grace Ridge, there is no shortage of opportunities nearby to get in the spirit of the season.   Here’s a taste of holiday fun happening in Western NC: Christmas at Biltmore – Daily thru Jan. 11 (Biltmore Estate – Asheville, NC) Festival of Lights – Nightly thru Jan. 25 (Chetola...

Blue Ridge Parkway: Just a Short Drive From Grace Ridge

A visit to the Blue Ridge Parkway is the perfect daytrip at Grace Ridge. 🔊 Listen to This Blog. At Grace Ridge Retirement Community, our location in the foothills of Western North Carolina means easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of the most celebrated and beautiful scenic drives in the country. The parkway is over 350 miles long and stretches from North Georgia to Pennsylvania. The Blue Ridge Parkwayis over 6,000 feet at its highest elevation with an average elevation of 3,000 feet. Along the way, visitors can enjoy scenic vistas, hiking, canoeing, camping, picnics and more. The parkway is also home to numerous mammals, birds, reptiles and fish. It is not uncommon to see deer grazing in a field or a bear crossing the highway. For photo buffs, the Blue Ridge Parkway offers breathtaking views, waterfalls, rivers and landscapes like no other place. For more information on the parkway, you can visit the National Park Service page here....