Volunteerism is a vital component of Deerfield life, as residents help both within the Deerfield community and in the greater Asheville area as well. Residents freed from the responsibility of house and yard maintenance, as well as major meal preparation have time to devote to those activities that bring true satisfaction. Listen to what Beirne says about volunteerism at Deerfield.
Among the many personal fulfillment opportunities for service to others at Deerfield is the work of our volunteers in Sophie’s Closet, where the items residents no longer need in their new quarters can be resold for the benefit of the Residency Fund that supports those who outlive their financial resources. Daily we are appreciative of the Bring Love to Table (BLT) Ladies who provide fresh flower arrangements in our Bistro and Café. Volunteers help in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing, as well as supporting our Marketing Department in a number of significant ways. Residents also support the Danny Boone Scholarship Fund for Deerfield employees to pursue studies in fields related to elder care. Development and maintenance of trails throughout the community’s 125-acre campus have also been a significant contribution of residents.
The Deerfield philosophy includes “resident participation in church, civic, educational and charitable endeavors both within and without Deerfield is encouraged.” Our active Residents Council maintains and enhances our quality of living at Deerfield in significant ways, and encourages volunteerism.