health thru laughterAsheville is one of the best places to live for seniors and the differently-abled. For a medium-sized city, Asheville has a wide range of amenities and the kind of arts and culture scene you would expect from a much larger urban area. 

Some of what seniors enjoy about western North Carolina includes:

  • The natural beauty surrounding Asheville makes it truly unique among southern cities.
  • There are charming small towns surrounding downtown Asheville.
  • We have a high concentration of art galleries in our region.
  • The area is known for excellent food, culture, and shopping.
  • Our medical facilities, hospitals, and healthcare workers are among the best in the country.
  • There are thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails to explore.
  • Our rivers and waterways are among the best fly fishing waters in the country.
  • We have a heightened concern and awareness of making sure everything is as accessible as possible.

As winter fades and spring gets underway, here are some activities in which seniors and the differently-angled can partake.

Activities for Seniors and the Differently-Abled in Asheville, NC

Here are some activities that are accessible for seniors and people who utilize a wheelchair for transportation. 

1) Take an Accessible Hike

Hiking is a favorite among Asheville residents. We wrote about a handful of accessible hiking trails in a previous article. Some of those hikes include:

  • The Cradle of Forestry
  • Mt. Mitchell
  • Lake Junaluska 
  • South Mountains State Park: Hemlock Nature Trail 
  • North Carolina Arboretum
  • The French Broad River Greenway

2) Visit The River Arts District 

Among the most popular destinations for residents and visitors, the River Arts District is famous for having world-class art galleries, miles of greenway trails, great restaurants, breweries, and shopping. 

3) Shop at the Asheville Outlets

An outdoor outlet mall near South Asheville, the outlets offer some of the best shopping opportunities in the city. There are not many places on the east coast that provide such a variety of shops and food with views of the mountains. 

4) Check Out Downtown

It’s not just Asheville’s downtown that you need to check out, but all of the central business districts of the towns around Buncombe County. There is so much to do in every corner of western North Carolina. 

5) Take in a Show

Asheville’s diverse music scene is a draw for tourists and locals alike. There are dozens of amazing venues perfect for catching a show. There are accessible venues and outdoor music spaces that are great for people who need to navigate with a wheelchair. 

6) Go to the Fair

The Mountain State Fair is a draw for all who enjoy agriculture and fun. From the youngest child to the wisest elders, everyone loves the Mountain State Fair. 

How Seniors and the Differently Abled Get to Their Activities in Asheville

You don't have to limit your capacity to explore and enjoy the world around you just because you have mobility concerns. Loyal Lifts provides accessible transportation so you can get out and see the sights in Asheville and Western North Carolina.

We can assist you with visiting the Outlets, taking an accessible hike, traveling through our greenways, through parks, or on mountain trails. We'll happily pick you up in one of our luxurious automobiles and return you home safely after your journey.

Our goal is to make sure you never miss out on anything important to you. Loyal Lifts will get you there - and back - securely and in style, whether you're going grocery shopping or taking a large breath of fresh air on our area's trails. Please get in touch with us.