The New Year provides an opportunity for people to get a fresh start. It is an opportunity for new beginnings and a chance to set goals to better yourself and your life. 

For seniors, you know that improving yourself is a lifelong process that never stops. In this article, we are discussing potential New Year’s Resolutions for seniors in Asheville. 

For many, the chill in the western North Carolina air is a welcome reminder that the holidays are upon us. The Asheville area will be transformed into a wonderland of lights and decorations, reminding everyone of the spirit of kindness and neighborly love embodied by the season. Often, residents are searching the skies for signs of the potential for a white Christmas to accompany those decorations.

This is, however, only the beginning of a season that can bring brutal cold, wind, snow, and ice to Buncombe County and the surrounding area. The first snow will fall in the highest elevations as early as October and as late as April. Many area roads will be treacherous most of the winter. 

For seniors and the disabled, it can be especially challenging to get out and about during the colder months. When the mercury drops and the days are cold and gray, it is especially important to remember and help those who need it during the holidays and beyond.

It is the most wonderful time of the year here in western North Carolina. The holidays are an opportunity for our area’s high concentration of creative residents and businesses to don the region with the happy apparel of Christmas, Thanksgiving, and winter-themed decorations. Asheville is transformed into a winter wonderland, even if it doesn’t actually include snow.

Of course, being in a higher elevation part of North Carolina means we do have a higher chance of seeing a white Christmas than many others in the state. Beyond the holiday season, winter weather remains a possibility well into March and April, and even May in the highest elevations. 

For those who rely on their wheelchair to help them get around our beautiful area, snow, ice, rain, and the cold can make travel difficult. Here are some tips for navigating Asheville safely during the winter season. 

It is hard to believe, but the holiday season is rapidly approaching. This year will be different from last year in many ways. Families across western North Carolina put a hold on their typical Christmas and Thanksgiving Day traditions. 

Many opted instead for small gatherings with those who live within their households. They made difficult decisions in the interest of safety and in the hope that they were just postponing those gatherings for a year.

The long year is finally almost over. Although we may not be entirely out of the woods, it appears travel is more possible than it was twelve months ago. Some families will be making up for lost time, jet-setting all over the world for the holidays.

If you are a senior or use a wheelchair, travel for you is a little more challenging. This is before throwing in the bustle of the holidays, and trying to avoid getting sick along the way. 

In this article, we are helping seniors and the disabled prepare for holiday travel. 

It has been a long, hot summer in western North Carolina. While we get somewhat of a break from the worst of the heat and humidity here in the mountains, it still gets toasty enough to want to stay inside our air-conditioned homes. However, we are excited to say that the worst of it is over, and Fall is on the way. Autumn is one of the most magical times of the year in the Asheville area. The changing leaves out of a magnificent display of colors, while the temperatures are perfect for spending as much time as possible outdoors. For seniors and people who are wheelchair-bound, there are plenty of fun fall activities to enjoy. Here are a few of our favorites.

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