Small towns have lots of green space & animals love them. Small towns are quiet & slower paced, giving us an opportunity to stop, observe & reflect at any given moment without interfering with an on purposed hurried flow. When you live in a small town there is an intimacy within you, for the collectiveness of all your neighbors & real thought behind the kindness given to their welfare. In a small town, without thinking you are immediately called to action in celebration & when pain & suffering occur. The true beauty of a small town is when you become aware that you are so connected with others that there is no doubt that this is home and we are family!
One of the most innovative & fastest growing settings for both independent & assisted livings options in the United States today is the university based retirement community and for those whose idea of heaven on earth revolves around an atmosphere of intellect, lifelong learning & an atmosphere that intrigues you with past present & future there is no better place than a university campus. The very energy is infectious.
The Ammons Family who are also one of the founding families of Mars Hill University continued their legacy over twenty years ago when they secured the land & built Mars Hill Retirement Community adjacent to Mars Hill University.
What dream & innovation to have the vision of such a wonderful opportunity for students & seniors to learn from, help & to grow together in knowledge with each other to form such a special community at that time was an evolution & just made good since.
For all of this to happen in the small town of Mars Hill, North Carolina made it beautiful.
Mars Hill Retirement staff are committed to their residents. Staff retention is a top priority at MHRC. We know that the quality of resident care produces positive outcomes for everyone. This starts with having dedicated staff who treats our residents like family. Knowing who is caring for you or your loved one makes all the difference.MEET OUR TEAM
Mars Hill Retirement Community is a short easy drive from Weaverville & Asheville. Just 10 minutes to downtown Weaverville & 20 minutes to downtown Asheville. No matter where you are coming from our location is ideal for you or your loved one.GET DIRECTIONS
In an assisted living world, when the Doctors all have a list for mom & dad about what they can & cannot do; & the children have another list of must have & must not have; Mars Hill Retirement Community Dining Service has taken in all the suggestions from all the experts & has designed a seated service dining experience with choices.
Our wonderful dining staff under the direction of Manager Bud Redden has made it their mission to create combinations that will always receive an astonishing yes! Our residents are always thrilled, & they beam with pride in their very own recipes or their grandmother’s recipe being created and served. They delight in the creativity of each meal & are elated while experiencing the freshest of ingredients & new taste sensations.
Our residents always marvel at the choices they have, & their families are always in disbelief that our residents can order unpublished items directly from our chef with another astonishing yes!
Science has proven that the more you move the better your mood. It is also a fact that if you wish to be extraordinary you must not rely on the ordinary. It is your choice.
Mars Hill Retirement Community is no ordinary assisted Living. You will want to take some time to explore & enjoy all the beauty of this picturesque campus setting. On any given day you can choose an exercise class, water aerobics, attend a sports event, hike a mountain trail, visit a museum, ride a bike, attend a musical performance, a theatre performance a lecture series or audit a class. There is shopping, restaurants & even a brewery all within walking distance of your back door. You will find your opportunities are boundless while surrounded by the history & culture of lovely people & this wonderful community.
We toured several nursing homes and my husband was in a rehab unit after living in MHRC for awhile. Food and staffing in all places was terrible. MHRC is like a posh hotel by comparison. I join my husband for dinner or lunch on several occasions and the meals are wonderful. His comment after being in rehab for a month was "I want to get back to my cheerful CNA's and enjoy hugs and laughter and enjoy eating again!"
- Maureen Wilson
The front office staff have been very helpful. They try to keep activities for everyone to do. The food is just fair. The maintenance group does a good job.
- Otis Fulmer Jr.
Max is much happier at the Retirement Center. We are very happy with the situation.
Mars Hill Retirement Community has been a wonderful fit for my mother. She has made numerous friends and loves the staff. The only room I see for improvement would be cleanliness. I would like to have her room cleaned more thoroughly. My family no longer has to worry if she is taking her medications or if she is eating nutritious meals. I would highly recommend Mars Hill Retirement Community to anyone.
- Wanda Ray
My Mother has been at Mars Hill Retirement for almost 2 years. The all around care here is very good. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a nice place for their loved one.
- Wanda McDevitt
Mars Hill Retirement Community has been a wonderful place for our mother to spend her senior years. We were told when we were looking to bring her there that if she came they would love her and they have made her feel loved. She attends most activities and enjoys the lovely dining room for meals. We rest much easier each day and night knowing she is safe and happy.
I moved here April 2017. I thought I would bring my past professional experiences, but found out it was the best living experience that I had ever had to "learn" about myself. I am an only child and had a wide variety of experiences working with others. The support of the staff including the CNA's is most exceptional as are the activities, food and day trips.
- Delores Hansel
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