Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, Abernethy Laurels is situated on 120 beautiful rolling, wooded acres.
The community offers comfortable surroundings and all the services and amenities you need to make living easy, enjoyable, and stimulating. The convenience of Charlotte, Boone/Blowing Rock, Hickory, and Asheville makes Abernethy Laurels an appealing destination for a retirement lifestyle focused on health, wellness, culture, education and fun.
Mission & History
EveryAge is a Christian ministry providing vibrant living opportunities, diverse programs of outreach and compassionate services. Our vision is enriching lives by providing the right services, at the right time, in the right setting. We are fortunate to serve over 2000 older adults each year at eleven (11) locations across North Carolina and Virginia and employ over 1000 individuals.
The Leadership Team
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Director of Transitional Services
Passport to Travel
Visit Seattle’s Space Needle, enjoy the desert sunrise in Phoenix, or visit the world’s largest living history museum at Colonial Williamsburg — the whole USA is waiting to be explored with the Passport to Travel Program!
The Passport to Travel program—created by United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Services Ministries (CHHSM)—enables residents at CHHSM-related senior living communities to lodge free of charge at a sister community of their choice for up to two weeks. Without the expense of lodging, experience the excitement of new cities and enjoy the welcoming hospitality of places that feel like home—simply for the transportation cost and incidentals.
Ready to pack your bags? Contact the program representative at Abernethy Laurels or visit us online.
Once a Grant-a-Dream application is submitted, the Dream Team reviews the request. Examples of past dreams include baking like the resident did as a young woman or a retired fireman desiring to ride a fire truck as he did 30 years ago.
Anyone can donate to the designated Grant a Dream fund by mailing a gift or visiting us at www.everyage.org/foundation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)?
Continuing Care Retirement Communities are designed for older adults. They offer a continuum of care, including independent living, in-home services, assisted living, skilled nursing, and short-term rehabilitative care, all in a campus setting.
What is the lifestyle at Abernethy Laurels?
Is independent living right for me?
A resident living in independent living at Abernethy Laurels desires a low-stress lifestyle where maintenance, lawn care, and other worries are taken care of. Residents in independent living are offered a program of activities and events but are free to come and go as they please. In-home care is available for individuals residing in independent living.
What type of contracts are offered?
Abernethy Laurels is regulated by the North Carolina Department of Insurance (DOI). Under their guidelines, we offer a Type C contract, which is a Fee-for-Service contract that allows you to pay for health services as you need them. At Abernethy Laurels, you do not pre-pay for health services.
May I customize a home?
Yes, in most cases residents may choose from a variety of interior finishes (paint, flooring, etc.) to customize their home. Some selections could be considered an upgrade and will include an additional fee. Once you select your future home, the Marketing team will provide additional information about customization.
Is there a discount available to veterans?
Yes, men and women who have served our country in a branch of the U.S. military are eligible for a one-time reduced residency fee in the amount of $2,500. One military promotion may be used per unit.
May I bring a pet?
Yes, Abernethy Laurels is pet-friendly. Some restrictions may apply, depending on the location of residence. We kindly ask you to keep your pet’s vaccines up-to-date and their records available, as well as a contingency plan in place for your pet’s care in the event you are unable to do so.
Can I have overnight guests?
What are my dining options?
Abernethy Laurels offers several options for dining. The Laurels Wood Dining Room offers a full menu with table service and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Bistro is available for lunch, Monday through Friday. Several special evening meals and events are planned each month. Meal delivery may be available at designated times.
Do I need to be of a certain denomination to live at Abernethy Laurels?
No, Abernethy Laurels is open to people of any spirituality or faith. All are welcome. Our Spiritual Life team can help you locate a local church if you’re interested.
Is there dementia care?
What happens when a couple needs different care levels?
I live out of state. Can I still move there and what is the process?
Yes, many residents move to Abernethy Laurels from another state. There are tools (like a virtual tour) we can provide to reduce your need to physically be on campus until the move. The Marketing team can work with you to make this process as convenient and easy as possible.
Do you offer transportation?
Yes, we offer a variety of transportation services to medical appointments, personal outings, the airport, etc. Fees may apply.
What is the next step to become a resident at Abernethy Laurels?
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