Frequently Asked Questions.
What people want to know first about Ardenwoods.
Who is behind Ardenwoods LLC?
Ardenwoods LLC, the owners of Ardenwoods Retirement Community, is a corporation comprised of two of the most experienced and respected companies in retirement living today. The first, LCS-Asheville LLC, is a subsidiary of Life Care Services, the industry leader, with more than four decades of unparalleled success. Today more than 26,000 residents live in more than 80 communities managed by Life Care Services nationwide. Life Care Services long list of accomplishments offers unmatched experience and stability.
Partnering with Life Care Services at Ardenwoods is Sims-Asheville LLC, a nationally recognized business leader with expertise in the financing of corporations, organizations and projects that serve the nations seniors. Sims-Asheville LLC is comprised of principals with Herbert J. Sims and Co, a privately held investment-banking firm originally founded in 1935. Sims has financed more than $7 billion for retirement, assisted living and skilled nursing communities.
Ardenwoods is the only area community to benefit from this level of management and financial experience.
What advantages does Ardenwoods LLC provide?
As a result of the merging of these two well-respected companies, Ardenwoods LLC provides strong financial leadership, a sound business plan, and responsible management; all with a long-term perspective that focuses on resident satisfaction, quality service and working closely with residents to create a community unique to the Asheville area. Together these companies have made it possible for Ardenwoods to provide a quality lifestyle for area seniors.
Why is it important that Life Care Services and Herbert J. Sims are involved in Ardenwoods?
Unlike other communities backed by investors with little or no experience in understanding the issues unique to senior living communities, the residents of Ardenwoods benefit from two organizations fully committed to senior living.
This partnership combines the knowledge, talent and resources of two companies whose primary business objective is to provide stable, responsible retirement options for today's seniors.
Life Care Services has specialized exclusively in senior housing management, marketing and development for more than four decades.
As a full-service, investment-banking firm, Herbert J. Sims has been providing the financial environment that encourages and supports responsible senior housing development for 40 years.
Why did Ardenwoods LLC buy this particular community?
While there are wonderful retirement living options available in the Asheville area, the owners recognized an unmet need. No other community provides the combination of security, choices and flexibility that Ardenwoods offers.
Not only will residents enjoy the peace of mind that comes from living in a gated community, Ardenwoods offers maintenance-free living in a small and intimate setting, provided by the distinctive combination of spacious apartment homes, updated enhancements, state-of-the art amenities and flexibility in service.
Breathtaking views of the Appalachian Mountains and connecting woodlands can be enjoyed from virtually anywhere in the community.
What makes Ardenwoods special?
You cannot visit Ardenwoods without being touched by the warmth and intimacy of this unique community. While residents enjoy the privacy and independence of their individual apartment homes, a gathering spot at the center of the community also provides the perfect setting for socializing with friends, neighbors and family. Whether they meet in this community hub, the library, or the restaurant-style dining room, residents are never too busy to greet one another with a smile and share a bit of friendly conversation. With a number of scheduled activities and continually enhanced amenities, residents can stay as involved as they choose.
What is the owner's vision for Ardenwoods?
They envision a fresh approach to retirement living; one where residents savor a small-town environment without regimentation. That means more control over how they spend their days. Residents also enjoy flexible options for future needs.
At Ardenwoods, residents set their own pace. Whether they choose to relax in the cozy commons areas, have a cup of coffee while catching the news, enjoy a healthful workout in the fully equipped fitness room or water aerobics in the indoor pool, what they do each day is completely up to them. Our residents stay vital and active in the area's recreational, cultural and spiritual opportunities, which made it important to design the on-site amenities to complement the fine services and facilities available in the Asheville area.