Life at Salemtowne

Where you can live your best retirement

Community life at Salemtowne can be compared to a beautiful tapestry. Each resident contributes to the distinctive design. Connecting people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences provide enriching opportunities to grow and learn from one another.

Salemtowne provides extensive benefits and amenities to meet residents’ needs - freeing up time and energy to pursue their passions and maybe even find new ones.

Life at Salemtowne can be defined many ways, but at its core, it means giving yourself the opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest - and the options are endless. Whether you enjoy challenging yourself individually or you thrive by being with others, at Salemtowne you have choices to craft your perfect retirement.


Everything you need for a maintenance-free life.

In one immensely desirable setting, Salemtowne provides a full spectrum of amenities and benefits promoting a full and balanced life. Our residents enjoy an active, vibrant, independent lifestyle with the peace of mind that comes from being part of a life plan community and having a plan for future healthcare should the need arise.

With onPointe - wellness for life - Salemtowne promotes a person-centered approach to successful aging designed to stimulate the social, intellectual, physical, and spiritual pursuits of senior living. Opportunities abound on our 120+ acre campus that includes walking trails, a lake for fishing, a community garden, and a plethora of serene spots to relax and enjoy North Carolina’s climate year-round.

Just minutes away, Winston-Salem’s rich cultural, entertainment and dining options offer even more to explore. Salemtowne residents also benefit from proximity to historic Reynolda Gardens, Wake Forest University, and numerous city parks. The nearby Maple Chase Golf and Country Club offers guest privileges for our residents' enjoyment of private golf, dining, swimming, and more.

  • Art galleries
  • Art studio
  • Clinic
  • Beauty salon
  • Bistro
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Hot tub spa
  • Garden areas
  • Gift shops
  • Lake with fishing
  • Picnic areas
  • Libraries
  • Meeting rooms
  • Private dining room
  • Shuffleboard court
  • Woodworking shop
  • Walking trails
  • Overnight guests suites
  • Game & Billiards room
  • Computer center
  • Bank ATM


Nourishing and delicious food for savoring and socializing.

Our chefs are committed to the "southern inspired farm to fork" philosophy largely utilizing locally sourced food and produce to create appealing menu choices for residents. Salemtowne offers a full service restaurant as well as an additional more casual dining bistro.

We pride ourselves in providing you with extensive culinary selections for delicious meals and desserts prepared to satisfy a wide variety of tastes and diets. Well-balanced, heart-healthy cuisine as well as sugar-free and gluten-free options are always available.

A private dining room is available to plan dinner parties, family reunions and birthday celebrations – all with the professional guidance of our seasoned catering team. Our professional catering team takes the work away allowing you to enjoy hosting your own private affair. You can also meet friends in the Courtyard Lounge to enjoy a glass of wine or beer before dinner or to enjoy watching your favorite sporting event.


Salemtowne is a next-generation community for older adults who want to live life to the fullest through lifestyle choices and purposeful living. That's why we created onPointe - wellness for life, to help older adults live longer, healthier, happier lives.

onPointe is a belief that lifestyle determines how you age, and Salemtowne is a community that supports successful aging. Aging can be a time of continued growth in all aspects of life - socially, intellectually, physically, and spiritually. Residents flourish as they age in a supportive environment.


Growth and learning continue in retirement at Salemtowne. Trying new activities or learning a new skill can increase your brain fitness. Salemtowne offers numerous ways to help you expand your mind. Examples of lifelong learning on-campus at Salemtowne include:

  • Stimulating lectures and seminars by local university professors
  • Learning new techniques in the Woodworking shop
  • Exploration of the arts through watercolor painting, acting, or basket making classes
  • Joining a resident-driven interest group such as Environmental sustainability
  • Independent research in the library or computer lab


A routine of regular physical activity can help to maintain or partly restore strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance - four areas that are important for staying healthy and independent. A partnership with the YMCA offers a mix of classes that vary in intensity and approach, and are designed to meet all fitness levels. Fitness staff also coordinates programs focusing on fitness, prevention, and nutrition. Our comprehensive fitness center features:

  • Indoor heated pool (50' x 24') with whirlpool spa plus locker rooms
  • Rooms for strength training, cardio exercises, and functional fitness classes
  • Equipment includes NuSteps, treadmills, ellipticals, and Free Motion machines
  • Balance, strength and cardio classes for all fitness levels
  • Aquatics classes for all fitness levels
  • Personal training packages available
  • Massage therapy appointments offered

Salemtowne also collaborates with the J. Paul Sticht Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health for resident education on best practices in research-based findings in fitness and nutrition.


Salemtowne residents come from different denominations and faiths. We nurture the individual spirituality of each resident. Our values of compassion, connection, encouragement, and support guide our spiritual care. Our chaplain supports each resident's faith journey, which can include relating to God in one's own way, practicing prayer and other spiritual disciplines, nurturing love and peace within and among others, and living with joy and wonder, loss, and grief.

Our residents can pursue spiritual growth through many opportunities including:

  • Three weekly ecumenical worship services on campus
  • Bible study
  • Individual pastoral care
  • Love feasts and Holy Week services
  • Caregivers' group
  • Solitude in our small chapel
  • Grief support
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Spirituality and Arts Group


Engaging with other Salemtowne residents in the community through planned social events or informal gatherings has immense benefits. Salemtowne incorporates outstanding practices in active and healthy senior living that emphasize regular social interaction. The more engaged people are the better quality of life they experience. Examples of social activities on campus include:

  • Volunteering in the gift shop on campus
  • Going with residents for a hike at a local park
  • Taking an acting class
  • Attending an outing to a museum, concert, or historical site
  • Playing bridge
  • Joining a discussion group

Walking Trails

Walk your way to wellness with dedicated campus trails.

Your daily step goal is well within reach, thanks to our campus walking trails. Many community members enjoy hiking on 3 miles of well-maintained trails that take you through the beauty of our wooded campus. Salemtowne’s longest trail is the 1.2 mile Muir Trail, named after the explorer John Muir. The first trail constructed on the property is the popular Buckalew Trail, a scenic, accessible short trail. Residents established these trails, and an informal yet dedicated group has continued maintenance. One resident has developed a website resource providing helpful information on the trails. All fitness levels agree that spending time outdoors on these trails is good for the body and mind.

See all of the wonderful trails Salemtowne has to offer by clicking the button below.

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Meet The Residents

Our residents come from different backgrounds and bring their unique qualities, talents, and life experiences to complete the Salemtowne community.
Here are just a few reflections from some individuals who call Salemtowne their home.

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Interactive Campus Map

Salemtowne's beautiful campus features a variety of residences for every lifestyle, conveniently located to amenities such as our fitness center, dining venues, and lake.

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