This year, Deerfield is excited to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our community! From humble beginnings in 1955, when Bishop George Henry, along with two generous donors who caught his enthusiasm and financed his dream, created a retirement community on thirty acres of farmland outside of Asheville, NC. The “square donut,” as it was known, was home to almost 100 residents and employed 50 to 60 staff. Today, Deerfield sprawls across 125 acres, and is home to over 600 residents and more than 300 staff.
Beginning in April of this year, a Deerfield Decade will be celebrated each month at the General Resident meeting that will feature a photo and memorabilia display, as well as shared memories by residents and staff, culminating October with a 60th Anniversary Party on October 11th. We hope you will join us in celebrating!