Meet Some Asbury Place Residents!

Asbury Place Maryville retirement community is home to people with a wide range of fascinating backgrounds and interests, but one thing they all have in common is a strong sense of community spirit. Learn about active senior living in Eastern Tennessee at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains!

Laura KerrSinging the Song of Community

When Laura Derr and husband Tom moved into their Asbury Place Maryville townhome, it felt like they were “starting over at the age of 73.” Any hesitation about their decision to move was quickly relieved by being immediately “welcomed by the residents” around them, and the joy of finding and building community through song. Read more.


Smiling senior taking a stretching classFocusing on the Future

Marianne Woodside has a long list of professional accomplishments, but it’s travel and photography that fuels her passion. While she’s enjoyed taking photos most of her life, she got serious about it 10 years ago. “I’m not very artsy with my hands, but I’m good with my eyes.” Marianne has traveled the world, for both business and personal reasons, documenting her journeys with award-winning photos. Living at Asbury Place has given Marianne the chance to discover intriguing subjects closer to home. Read more.

Senior in a kayak on a lakeFishing Enthusiast Heeds Lure of the Smokies

Julie Tallman has traveled the world. Her adventures have taken her to New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Patagonia, and Botswana, where she spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar teaching library science to students preparing to earn certificates to work in the country’s libraries. But when it came time to retire, it was the lure of the trout streams running through the Smoky Mountains that led her to Asbury Place Maryville. Read more.

Senior taking an evening walkCurious Mind Finds New Avenues

As a pathologist, Bob Richmond is methodical about his research. So, when it came time to investigate the pros and cons of a retirement community, his methods mirrored his life’s work. Bob and wife Kathleen found Asbury Place “in a systematic search” after attending a presentation on continuing care retirement communities through their church. “We spent two years putting together a list of communities we wanted to tour,” says Bob, “When we visited Asbury Place, we stopped looking.” Read more.