American Association of Retired Persons
(AARP): Its Purchase Privilege Program secures discounts for members on lodging,
car rentals and sightseeing. AARP is a strong national association with many
benefits for senior citizens. 601 E St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20049, (202)
Asheville Parks & Recreation Senior Programs: Asheville City Hall, Fourth
Floor, 70 Court Plaza, Asheville NC 28801, 828-259-5800.
Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning: Located on the campus of Blue Ridge
180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731, 828-6941740
Buncombe County Department of Social Services: 40 Coxe Ave., Asheville, NC
Council On Aging For Henderson County : 304 Chadwick Ave., Hendersonville, NC 28792,
Henderson County Department of Social Services:
1200 Spartanburg Highway, #300,
Hendersonville, NC 28792, 828-697-5500.
Land of Sky Regional Council
Agency On Aging: 339 New Leicester Highway, Asheville, NC 28806, 828-251‑6622.
of Buncombe County: 828-254-3442 The mission of the Literacy
Council of Buncombe County is to To increase comprehensive literacy and English
language skills through specialized instruction by trained tutors. The Literacy
Council of Buncombe County provides ongoing, hands-on, and accessible tutoring
for its students and the resources and training needed for its volunteers. Our
donors will witness the positive impact for both the individual and the
community at large. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact them at
the number listed above.
Meals On Wheels Of Asheville & Buncombe County: 146 Victoria Road, Asheville
NC 28801, 828-253-5286.
A multifaceted center for senior citizens in the Hendersonville area.
Opportunity House provides arts and crafts classes, bridge, sports, lectures,
exercise classes, college courses in connection with Blue Ridge Community
College, trips, dinners, dances and more. 1411 Asheville Hwy., Hendersonville,
NC 28791, 692-0575.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville:
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville (formerly the North
Carolina Center for Creative Retirement) is an award-winning,
internationally-acclaimed learning community dedicated to promoting lifelong
learning, leadership, community service, and research. We opened our doors in
1988 as a department of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Our goal
is to enable our members to "thrive”in life's second half. OLLI at UNC
Asheville( embraces an unusually comprehensive array of programs in the arts and
humanities, the natural world, civic engagement, wellness, life transition and
retirement relocation planning, intergenerational co-learning, and research on
trends in the reinvention of retirement. Reuter Center, One University
Heights,Asheville, NC 28804; 828.251.6140
Senior Friendships of Hendersonville: P.O. Box 2828 Hendersonville, NC
Senior Fun Bunch: A Hendersonville based social club for 50+ single men and
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Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors
Finding a Family: Discovering Your Queer Community When You are 65
Recognizing and Treating Depression: A Guide for the Elderly & Their
Rehab and Medicare: The Ultimate Guide to Addiction Treatment for