Find Your Place and Purpose at Uplands Village
People from all walks of life – from Tennessee, across the U.S., and beyond – come to our unique retirement community of Uplands Village.
Senior retirement living is about finding joy in each day, embracing positivity, enjoying the simpler things, maintaining choice and control over your life, and contributing to the greater good and well-being of others. Uplands Village is all of this and much more. It’s more than a neighborhood; it’s a culture. It’s a progressive life plan community that has a place and purpose for everyone.
Many of our resident members have devoted their lives to serving the spiritual, educational, and healthcare needs of others. 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.
Meet Our Residents
At Uplands Village, advocacy and volunteerism are vital to our way of life. Our residents have made wonderful contributions of talent and time to the Cumberland County community at large and other members of our Uplands family, and commit themselves to many different causes with national and global reach and impact.
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
The spirit of volunteerism starts within our own village. Our residents champion and participate in community empowerment initiatives, food banks, gay and lesbian support groups, and rural health clinics.
Causes Our Uplands Village Residents Advocate and Support
- Action by Christians Against Torture working for the elimination of torture and abolition of the death penalty
- Adopt-a-Highway roadside cleanup
- Avalon Center for victims of domestic and sexual violence
- Community market with contributions supporting local charities
- Creative Compassion to assist low-income families with housing renovations or construction
- Cumberland Countians for Peace and Justice promoting legislative and educational issues
- Cumberland Good Samaritans helping those in need of food and clothing
- Friends of the Art Circle Library supporting the mobile library that provides books for Fletcher House assisted living residents
- Habitat for Humanity
- Hospice of Cumberland County
- Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
- Partners in Education tutoring and mentoring Pleasant Hill School students
- Pleasant Hill Historical Society
- Recycling programs at Uplands Village
- Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM)
- Uplands Village Board of Directors’ Environmental Quality Committee (Green Team)
- Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP)
We remain active in the local arts scene, including the Art Circle Library Friends, Cumberland County Playhouse, Community Band, and Cumberland County Film Society.
A Home Among Nature
Surrounded by small farms, fields, and woodlands, the Uplands Village senior living 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 near Crossville, Tennessee.
Just imagine living the rest of your life 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!
Setting the Bar for Green and Sustainable Living
Uplands Village has a long tradition of health and environmental activism, starting with our founder Dr. May Cravath Wharton. Our green initiatives, combined with our own resident members volunteering and bringing joy to the lives of assisted living and long-term care residents, create an opportunity for each individual to truly live with purpose.
Many Uplanders are change agents in the larger Cumberland County community. Some of this volunteer work is guided by the Uplands Village Board of Directors’ Environmental Quality Committee, nicknamed the Green Team.
Founded in 2015, the Green Team focuses on tangible steps the community can take to support the health of residents, staff members, and the environment. Committee members research and present information about best practices to improve the health of the environment and anyone who steps foot on our campus.
New and ongoing initiatives of the Green Team include:
- Maintaining our campus as a Certified Wildlife Habitat®
- Implementation of a robust recycling program in 2017 to reduce the cost of waste management at Uplands Village
- Introduction of a new policy to prohibit the use of pesticides and herbicides by staff members and vendors
- A buffer policy to protect the wetlands, lakes, ponds, and streams on the campus
- Reintroducing dwindling wildlife populations on campus
- Determining best practices to manage stormwater runoff
- Researching alternative energy sources and increasing energy efficiency