Givens Estates is a non-profit life plan community, also known as a continuing care retirement community. We are located on a 215 acre campus in Asheville, North Carolina. Our collective mindset is to ensure this community remains forward thinking and progressive as retirees search for a purpose-driven life.

Givens Estates has been accredited by CARF-CCAC since 1993. When you choose a Life Plan Community that has been accredited by CARF-CCAC, you are assured the community has passed an in-depth review of its services and business practices based on national and international standards for quality. For more information about CARF, visit www.carf.org.

Givens Estates has also received a A- rating by Fitch Ratings, indicating a stable outlook based on the community's strong occupancy and financial strength. For more information about Fitch Ratings, visit www.fitchratings.com.

Mission & Vision

Our mission and vision are demonstrated in every decision we make and every act of service we do at Givens Estates.

Our vision is to expand the possibilities for aging. Our mission is to improve lives through communities, services, and outreach. Each and every day the dedicated professionals of Givens Estates keep our vision and mission in mind as we serve the residents of our community.

Our Values

Our core values are commitment, caring, courage and collaboration.


  • To deliver quality care and services
  • To provide professional leadership
  • To embrace the highest values and practices of the Christian faith
  • To develop communities and services for economically diverse populations


  • To demonstrate respect, compassion, and selflessness
  • To act at the highest levels of ethical behavior, financial responsibility, and fair dealing
  • To provide charitable care and affordable housing with support services


  • To be inclusive and a place where people feel welcomed, valued and respected
  • To be creative and innovative
  • To take risks and overcome obstacles
  • To do what is right and take action


  • To faithfully partner with the United Methodist Church
  • To forge partnerships which enhance our ability to achieve the organization’s mission and to share knowledge, skills and resources