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Summit News

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
August 30, 2017
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
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
July 2, 2017
Fireworks lit up a gorgeous July night as the Summit began a new tradition in the Wyndhurst community. Residents of the Summit graciously opened the north lawn for community members to enjoy the beautiful spectacle. The celebration brought hundreds to Wyndhurst, enjoying...Read more
June 9, 2017
The Summit will bring back the popular Wyndhurst Wednesday gatherings this summer. Food trucks will line the street near the Life Plan Community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., each second Wednesday, from June to September. “We wanted to bring people into Wyndhurst that wouldn’t...Read more

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