Brooks-Howell’s Expanded Admissions Criteria


Have you heard?  Brooks-Howell, a retirement community in Asheville, NC owned by United Methodist Women, has expanded its Independent Living criteria to include those who have served in one or more service capacities in The United Methodist Church for 10 years or more.

This means if you’ve been a Sunday School teacher, member of United Methodist Women, Director of Music and more, then you qualify to apply.

Brooks-Howell continues to be a community of faith and fellowship for both men and women.

One of our deaconesses said it best: “There’s a wonderful feeling in the community of cohesiveness, and we also care for the community that surrounds us.”  

To learn more, stop by Brooks-Howell’s display at the WNC UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat at Lake Junaluska June 15-16 and also at display number 10 at the Western North Carolina Annual Conference at Lake Junaluska June 21-23.  

Contact Jill Knight, Admissions Coordinator, at 828-253-6712 or  Spread the word!

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