Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, Abernethy Laurels is situated on 120 beautiful rolling, wooded acres.

The community offers comfortable surroundings and all the services and amenities you need to make living easy, enjoyable, and stimulating. The convenience of Charlotte, Boone/Blowing Rock, Hickory, and Asheville makes Abernethy Laurels an appealing destination for a retirement lifestyle focused on health, wellness, culture, education and fun.

Mission & Vision

EveryAge, formerly United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), is a Christian ministry providing vibrant living opportunities, diverse programs of outreach and compassionate services.  Our vision is enriching lives by providing the right services, at the right time, in the right setting.  We are fortunate to serve over 2000 older adults each year at eleven (11) locations across North Carolina and Virginia and employ over 800 individuals.


Just as no two people are the same, no two people age the same. As United Church Homes and Services has evolved to meet the distinct and changing needs of the individuals it serves and its team members, our brand has also evolved. UCHS is now EveryAge. 

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Leadership Members

Leadership at Abernethy Laurels includes a team of dedicated and professional staff.

Executive Director

Amber McIntosh

(828) 464-8260

Health Care Administrator

Ashley Sigmon

(828) 465-8538

Director of Community Engagement

Shaylyn Ladd

(828) 465-8028

Director of Marketing

Rob Hartsell

(828) 465-8519

Director of Transitional Services

Lisa Union

(828) 465-8532


The EveryAge, formerly United Church Homes and Services, Foundation was established in 2000 to solicit, safeguard and disburse funds in support of the charitable work and ministry of EveryAge with special emphasis on financial assistance for residents and staff. The Foundation supports residents who have outlived their assets through no fault of their own or who qualify for other benevolent assistance. The Foundation also funds resident programs, employee assistance and educational programs, building renovations and campus enrichment programs.

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