Find Your Place and Purpose at Uplands Village

For some people, retirement living is about finding joy in each day, embracing positivity and enjoying the simpler things in life. For others, it’s about maintaining choice and control over their lives. It could mean contributing to the greater good and the well-being of others. Uplands Village is all of this and much more. It’s more than a community; it’s a culture. It’s a progressive retirement community that has a place and purpose for everyone.

People from all walks of life, from Tennessee and across the United States, come to Uplands Village. Many of our resident members have devoted their lives to serving the spiritual, educational and healthcare needs of others. Here we share a way of living, serving, creating, teaching and lifelong learning that unites and connects us all. Find yourself here and you’ll find your home for life.

A Home Among Nature

Surrounded by small farms, fields and woodlands, the Uplands Village campus is set on more than 500 acres of tree-lined streets, serene lakes and walking and hiking trails 2,000 feet high on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. Does this sound like a dream come true? Just imagine living the rest of your life here on top of the Appalachian Mountains, with beautiful vistas as far as the eyes can see. The Cumberland Plateau offers state parks, lush forests, scenic rivers and countless opportunities to enjoy nature and history. It’s a unique and cherished place to call home!

You don’t have to leave our campus to experience unique ecosystems, including wetlands, streams, a pond and two lakes. Many residents enjoy canoeing, kayaking, fishing and bird watching on and around Lake Laura and Lake Alice. To coexist with local wildlife and maintain our pristine waters, the Uplands board passed a policy prohibiting use of pesticides and herbicides by staff and vendors. Residents are strongly encouraged to eliminate their own uses of toxic chemicals to prevent runoff into our waterways. We are a green community and continually search for new ways to be good stewards of our environment.

A Choice of Residences as Unique as You

At Uplands Village, we offer a variety of residences that you can own. The unique character of our community is reflected in the wide range of living choices we have available. Choose a single family home, duplex or even a geodesic dome! Our comfortable and affordable residences are as unique as the beautiful landscape that surrounds them. Come home to beautiful, temperate Tennessee!

Your Community for Life

Uplands Village is a Life Plan Community and therefore offers a full spectrum of residential living accommodations and healthcare services including independent living, assisted living, memory care, long-term care, short-term rehabilitation and home healthcare options.

At Uplands Village, you’ll find:

  • An active and vibrant community life
  • Advocates for making the world a better place
  • Respect for personal choice
  • Freedom to do what you want each day
  • A welcome and affirming culture
  • Affordable homes nestled in serene settings
  • Acre after acre of walking paths and pristine waters
  • An Eden Alternative® campus
  • A community that pays tribute to our founder, Dr. May Cravath Wharton
  • Purposeful living in mind, body and spirit

Meet Our Residents

Our residents have made wonderful contributions of talent and time to the Cumberland County community at large and to our Uplands family, as well. You’ll find Uplanders volunteering in our healthcare neighborhoods, spending time with residents of Wharton Homes and Fletcher House. They’ve founded area organizations, served on local boards, become active in projects that nourish the spirit and bring joy to others and volunteered in numerous ways. 

 In short, they’ve been upstanding citizens! Some of their advocacy efforts include:

  • Co-founding the Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity
  • Founding the Pleasant Hill Historical Society of the Cumberlands
  • Serving on the Pleasant Hill City Council
  • Starting the Cumberland County Recycling Program
  • Tutoring and mentoring Pleasant Hill school students
  • Volunteering with Adopt-a-Highway and Hospice of Cumberland County, among countless other organizations

Uplands Village is home to hundreds of diverse and compassionate individuals who make our community and our world a better place to live.

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