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Summit News

February 14, 2019
Valentine's Day at The Summit is filled with flower deliveries, social mixers, and romance. But it's important to keep your heart healthy all year long, and these tips will help you stay strong for the rest of your life! Share your chocolate. Let the grandkids have your...Read more
February 4, 2019
Once upon a time, it was decreed that February 26 would forevermore be Fairy Tale Day. Whether you fancy woodland sprites, fire-breathing dragons, princesses locked in high towers, or talking animals, fairy tales and the lessons they impart are integral parts of every...Read more
January 1, 2019
Another new year begins, and all around the world people will be popping champagne, singing “Auld Lang Syne,” and kissing loved ones at the stroke of midnight. But just why, exactly, do we repeat these New Year’s traditions year after year? Bubbly champagne is the drink of...Read more
December 20, 2018
The dining room—always a popular spot at The Summit—is particularly busy on Sundays when Chef Julian Davis and his staff prepare a brunch fit for a king or queen. “It’s definitely one of the most popular meals of the week,” said Celia Lloyd, Director of Dining Services at...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
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
November 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
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
September 19, 2018
Panorama Pointe isn’t hyperbole. Just ask Ruth Johnson. Every time she looks out her windows, she marvels at the beauty surrounding her lakeside home at The Summit. With a panoramic view of the 8.5-acre lake, Johnson takes in the nature around her. “I enjoy so much just...Read more
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

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