Nearly 20 percent of Buncombe County’s population is over 65, and most of those have one or more chronic health conditions. Local agencies are stepping up efforts to prevent and treat chronic diseases.
Local human services and nonprofits offer a variety of programs that create social connection, health and vitality for Asheville’s many retirees.
When the lights go up following an afternoon movie in cinemas across Asheville, one notes a sea of white, silver and pewter atop the heads of moviegoers. That view makes me ever-so-comfortable. But my comfort didn’t come naturally. I wrestled with it for years — whether or not to continue bleaching my hair the blonde […]
Michael Davis teaches a tai chi class for the residents of Asheville Terrace Apartments every Thursday — and he does it for free. Though he has taught tai chi for 32 years, he’s never taught a class quite like this one.