Summit News

Summit News

October 1, 2017
Nothing says The Summit like a delicious meal in the lovely dining room. Here’s your chance to experience it first-hand during Chef’s Table. Join us for an amazing four-course meal prepared by The Summit Chef Julian Davis. “The Summit’s amazing dining offerings are...Read more
August 4, 2017
Ken Burger hoped 30 people might show up for an informal meeting to discuss building a senior retirement community in 1988. When 84 people walked in, he knew the idea had legs. The Summit’s retired executive director, Burger worked with local leaders to turn a dream project...Read more
An independent and full lifestyle requires a consistent eye on health and wellness. The Summit – a Life Plan Community – is creating a new wellness program to provide residents the tools and programs to maintain optimal health. Executive Director Gina Meadows sought input...Read more
Recovery is getting more comfortable at The Summit Health and Rehabilitation Center. The center now offers private rooms for short-term rehab stays. “We’ve heard from our patients and residents that private rooms make their experience more comfortable,” Administrator Becky...Read more
Since its founding 14 years ago, The Summit has been a Life Plan Community with a strong spiritual component. A joint venture between Centra and the Disciples of Christ of Virginia, The Summit provides numerous spiritual life opportunities. “The Spiritual Life Committee was...Read more
Over the last year, fine arts have taken a prominent place in resident life at The Summit. From monthly art shows to paint nights, trips to college theaters and symphony performances, The Summit provides a busy Resident Life Program. “We want to keep people engaged in life...Read more
December 12, 2018
The Summit’s baby grand piano took the long way home. The 100-year-old piano sat unused and uncared for in Black Mountain, N.C. until a resident’s son purchased a building—and the instrument. When resident Stan Smith heard about the unwanted baby grand, he proposed a trade...Read more
December 12, 2018
Residents of The Summit walk into the Carrie Burwell Chapel and place written prayer requests into a small locked box. Every Wednesday, a group meets to open the box and pray for each request. It’s a beautiful weekly cadence of community and friendship with encouraging...Read more
November 13, 2018
One of the main reasons older adults put off downsizing or moving to a retirement community is dealing with all the “stuff” that has accumulated over the years. Yet, if done right, the process of downsizing may not be as daunting as you think. It may even be enjoyable or...Read more
September 26, 2018
Paul Kavanaugh heads down to the exercise room to work out each day. Not too shabby at 101 years old.Paul, who moved to The Summit with his wife, Willie, the year it opened, has seen the Life Plan Community grow in the last 15 years. “It’s just like one big family,” he said...Read more

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