Social Programs

At Deerfield there’s never a reason to have nothing to do, unless that is what you desire! Our residents find fulfillment both within our community of Deerfield, as well as the community at large with abundant opportunities for social, spiritual and educational interaction and programs.

Social Events

Deerfield residents also serve the Asheville community by volunteering their time and talents to serve on local boards, build houses for Habitat for Humanity, deliver Meals on Wheels and offer assistance at The Council on Aging, housed at St. Giles Chapel. Wednesday Rotary Club meetings at Deerfield provide another opportunity for service.

Check out our Event Calendar to see the many activities our residents are involved in.

Deerfield provides transportation to events and performances at Flat Rock Playhouse, The Asheville Symphony, Asheville Chamber Music Ensemble, Asheville Choral Society, Asheville Community Theater and other arts and cultural happenings.

Members of the Deerfield community enjoy a variety of activities. Special entertainment events are also planned monthly on Deerfield Day, often in conjunction with a theme dinner at one of our dining venues, The Bistro. Other events include new resident receptions, birthday celebrations, and a host of others.

“Workshops, classes, and peaceful days of enjoyment – with pen, pencil, pastels, paints and more – our art studio has it all.”


A sampling of social events and activities:

  • Men’s and Women’s Poker
  • Duplicate and Social Bridge
  • Croquet
  • Bocce Ball
  • Men’s “Whatcha Think Group”
  • Concerts (both at Deerfield and in the Asheville area)
  • Support groups
  • Musical groups
  • Lecture series (a variety of social, health & wellness, and historical offerings)

Educational Programs

Deerfield residents’ diverse interests are reflected in the broad range of classes offered on our campus. You’ll find interest groups with such varied topics as art, dancing, books, investing, pottery and woodworking to name just a few. Educational programs include: lecture series, classes in conjunction with The Center for Creative Retirement, history club, photography club, art exhibits, pottery offerings, environmental programs, world affairs council, health and wellness expos, and book clubs. Fitness classes include Tai Chi, Pilates, and yoga, and the Aquatic Center offers a range of swimming and water-fitness classes weekly.

“Deerfield is a vibrant place where I can continue my woodworking hobby while knowing a competent management team is taking care of all the other aspects of life.”


Volunteer Opportunities

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.

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) residents 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.