Bryson Senior Living Center now accepting reservations

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Bryson Senior Living, an assisted living community scheduled to open in January, is now taking reservations for its first residents. The new living center will located at 314 Hughes Branch Road, on the site of the former Cornerstone Living Center. 

The previous facility, demolished last winter was 65 years old. About 30 residents moved to other accommodations in the surrounding area. Many hope to return to Bryson City to be closer to their families.

“We hope all the former Cornerstone residents can move back home with us,” said Nicole Parton, Bryson Senior Living’s Executive Director. “Once you see what we have planned, I think you will agree it was worth the wait.”

Bryson Senior Living is situated on a tree-lined lot in a quiet neighborhood. The new building will be larger than its predecessor, housing 50 residents in private studios and companion suites. The companion rooms are much different than those of decades past — today’s plans emphasize privacy and personal space.

In the front of the suite, residents share a foyer/living room and bathroom with walk-in shower, with separate bedrooms in the back divided by sliding barn doors.

Rooms can be pre-furnished or residents can bring their own furniture and décor. The building will also have modern, hi-tech amenities like an electronic call system, Wi-Fi access and in-room cable TV and landline telephone service. 

As a full-service assisted living community, Bryson Senior Living will cater to senior citizens who need assistance with daily activities like dressing, bathing, medication management and other personal care. 

The community will offer a dining program with three dietician-approved meals and snacks each day; a full activities program with events like social gatherings, games, outings and more; and regular housekeeping. Rates are all-inclusive, and Medicaid is accepted.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this project,” said Parton, a Bryson City resident who is transferring to the new building from a sister community in Dillsboro. “It has been a long time coming, but it will be a great benefit to the families here for years to come.”

Parton is temporarily stationed at Bryson Senior Living’s Welcome Center, an office in the Bryson City Federal Building located at 50 Main Street. For more information, or to reserve a room, visit the Welcome Center during business hours Monday through Friday or call Nicole Parton at 488-0024. More details are also available online at the community’s Facebook page,

Smoky Mountain Times

Mailing Address:
PO Box 730
1 River Street
Bryson City, NC 28713 
Phone: 828-488-2189
Fax: 828-488-0315