Leadership Asheville Seniors is a program for retirement aged people in Buncombe County. During seven day-long sessions in a variety of locations around the community, participants meet with community leaders, activists, and politicians to gain in-depth understanding of the area’s history, people, institutions, challenges, and opportunities. Leadership Asheville Seniors participants often use the program to reevaluate their choice of volunteer roles or to find new ones.
What a great idea it is to recycle flowers! That’s what Second Bloom is all about. Second Bloom collects perfectly good flowers that are headed to the landfill and spread them around to appreciative residents in nursing homes, rehab centers and Hospice.
NCCCR has the threefold purpose of promoting lifelong learning, leadership, and community service opportunities for retirement-aged individuals. Most of NCCCR programs are in the Asheville area, but some are carried out in collaboration with other organizations in other parts of North Carolina or across the country.
Eliminating racism, empowering women — it’s what the YWCA is about and what it intends to do. The YWCA of Asheville offers programs in Aquatics, including swim lessons, lap and open swims, water aerobics, lifeguard training, and more.
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The College for Seniors offers a wide range of classes to people over 50. With full access to the resources of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, College for Seniors members keep mentally and physically fit through participation in classes and possibly even teaching. Educational travel opportunities are also available.
Buncombe County Council on Aging is a non-profit corporation consisting of senior citizens groups, organizations, and individuals that provide services to older people. Visit this site to find a list and descriptions of local programs for older adults.
Join Other Seniors for Lunch
Seniors are invited to participate in planned activities and fellowship, and receive a hot, delicious meal at any of 8 sites in Buncombe County. Meals are a $1.50 donation. Transportation available with advance notice.
The alumni association for Leadership Asheville and Leadership Asheville Seniors. It’s purpose and mission is to advance leadership in the Asheville – Buncombe County, NC community and to provide public forums on issues critical to the future well-being of the region(Alumni Association).
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at the Land of Sky Regional Council needs help. If you are 55 years or older, call to learn about volunteer opportunities for you. RSVP provides insurance to volunteers on the job and awards theater tickets to volunteers.
828-251-6622 x. 140
Low impact hiking club for seniors with leisurely paced hikes from Asheville Parks and Recreation Outdoor Program.
Hikes for Seniors
Hikes for seniors every Friday! Hikes are usually near Asheville and they are about a hour in length.
828-628-1999 or 828-658-2293