Carolina Village is known as many things… First of all, we’re Hendersonville’s only Type-A Life Care Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Some call us a Life Plan Community. But most importantly, our residents simply call the Village “home.”

Whatever you call us, we’re proud to be a non-profit organization with a rock-solid history of delivering superior care to seniors. And we do all of it on our beautiful, energetic 96-acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina.


The Life Plan Difference

What does it mean to be a CCRC or Life Plan Community?

Carolina Village offers the full continuum of care to retirees. From independent living to assisted living and skilled nursing, residents are taken care of whenever they need the care, right here on campus.


Our Grassroots History

Over 50 years ago, a group of locals came together with a breakthrough idea and vision. They envisioned a community in Henderson County that would provide great housing and superior care to people as they aged. This vision would allow folks to retire with peace of mind; they’d never need to move again. Residents would be taken care of… Always.

The idea came from Mrs. Mignon Sullivan, a local who saw the need for this type of community. Inspired by Mrs. Sullivan, local physician Dr. Kenneth Cosgrove began to seek assistance from other community leaders. He started at the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce since he himself was a member there.

For the next 10 years, the group would work to create Carolina Village. In 1974, our doors opened. It is because of this group who never lost sight of their goal that we have the inspiration for our vision, mission, and passion today.


The Village Today

Proud of our rich history of compassionate and superior care, we are excited to continue to make a difference in our community. The need that Mrs. Sullivan and those other visionaries recognized then is still strong today.

We’ve grown a bit since our grassroots start. Today, we have cottages and apartments that could only be dreamt of in 1974. We have activities and opportunities that were unheard of then. But what remains is our strong foundation of deep care and our true community heart.

Discover the difference at Carolina Village.

Mission Statement:

Carolina Village is a not-for-profit full-service retirement facility for senior citizens with a mission to provide housing, continuing life care, up-to-date service, and a pleasant, congenial social environment to encourage personal growth and community participation without regard to race or religious persuasion.



Human Dignity

We will provide services to a diverse population, without discrimination,
in an environment that exudes compassion, respect, and dignity.


Ethical Practices

We will engage in practices that are of the highest ethical standards
and congruent with our mission.


Financial Integrity

We will manage our financial resources in a manner that enhances
the availability of quality services, continuous growth, and maintains
appropriate reserves to ensure the long-term viability of Carolina Village.


Workforce Excellence

We will recruit, develop, support, and retain competent and caring individuals
who are committed to serving our residents and obtaining our mission.


Continuous Quality Improvement

We will offer programs and services that are based on the best practices
to foster positive health, security, and quality of life.


Governance Accountability

We will govern the organization in a diligent and ethical manner
and hold ourselves accountable to the public and those we serve.


Community Involvement/Collaboration

We will cooperate with other related organizations to deliver to seniors
within our community and the community-at-large.

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