Resident Testimonials

VermilyeSuzanne and Terry, residents of Tuton Hall undertook an extensive search for a retirement community before settling into Deerfield. The couple lived on Hilton Head Island, S.C., for 14 years. They began looking for a retirement community in 2006, touring 27 communities in the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. They knew of Deerfield because they had a house at Lake Toxaway in Western NC. “Nothing we looked at compared to Deerfield,” says Terry, “it was friendly, warm, comfortable – not institutional feeling – and Life Care was important. Our search criteria included the proximity to a university and to outstanding medical care.” “And all the cultural amenities of Asheville are outstanding” added Suzanne. When asked if their few months’ living at Deerfield had met their expectations, “No” Terry says. “It has exceeded them!” 


Beirne Chisolm

Beirne, a former resident of nearby Biltmore Forest and actively involved in the community, jumped at the chance to secure a residence in Tuton Hall when the expansion was announced. He was very familiar with Deerfield’s reputation. “I tried to get my parents into Deerfield in the early 90’s but the wait list was too long, and I didn’t want that to happen to me” he says. “Guaranteeing all levels of care with the Life Care program was important to me, and with my two bedroom, two bath apartment I have plenty of room for the family to come and visit.”


Martin and Sandy on living at Deerfield:

Imagine, if you will, having simplified your life by downsizing your possessions and then being on a permanent holiday…without the worries of lawn maintenance, house cleaning, etc., and with the opportunity to just enjoy life fully with outstanding meals, a variety of activities, and the knowledge that for the rest of your life your physical, mental, and spiritual needs are being taken care of by a wonderful, attentive, caring and professional staff. Then, when you do travel, you can do so  without “closing the house” or arranging for security and with peace of mind, knowing that everything continues to be covered in your absence.

This is our life at Deerfield, where we can be as involved, or not, as we choose in the many and varied opportunities available to us, in the Deerfield community as well in beautiful downtown Asheville and the surrounding Western North Carolina area. Living at Deerfield is one of the best decisions we ever made. We are truly blessed to call such a wonderful place “home”.
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