With its moderate weather and rich culture, Greensboro, North Carolina, is an ideal retirement destination for older adults. With plenty of things to do for seniors and family members alike, life here is filled with interesting, entertaining, educational, and fun opportunities.

WhiteStone Is Close to It All

Located 10 minutes from downtown Greensboro, and 30 minutes from Winston-Salem, WhiteStone offers convenient access to the senior activities in Greensboro and everything else happening in and around the Piedmont Triad.

Better still, with a host of on-site social activities, plus complimentary transportation services and scheduled outings among the many wellness opportunities offered at the community, WhiteStone can help you stay active and be part of all the excitement. With a wide range of activities for older adults, including sporting events, cultural activities, and entertainment options in the area, there’s always something going on.

Sporting Events

A fun activity for seniors and people of all ages is attending a sporting event. You can cheer on the Grasshoppers, Greensboro’s Minor League Baseball team. See aspiring NBA players in the G League at the Coliseum. Play golf on more than 12 courses or watch the pros tee off in Greensboro’s annual PGA tournament.


If music is more in tune with your interests, the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra puts on a full slate of concerts. Head to the new Performing Arts Center downtown for Broadway shows, ballets, and various musical performances. Greensboro also hosts an annual NC Folk Festival that draws top artists from around the world.

Family Fun

When the grandkids visit, the Greensboro Science Center is a must-see. Part zoo and part aquarium, it’s home to red pandas, sharks, and dinosaurs – and a great time for people of all ages. For a really fun activity, take the kids to the Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe water park. They’ll have a great time!

Outdoor Adventures

Greensboro is also home to beautiful public parks and gardens, welcoming you to spend time outdoors for fresh air, exercise, and sunshine. Want to stay physically active? The Downtown Greenway offers a four-mile walking and biking trail around center city. Want to stay closer to home? There are a few local parks near WhiteStone, including Lindley Park, 107 acres with playgrounds, fields and large natural area. Visit for bird-watching, walking, sitting by the pond, or taking the grandkids to the playground.


Hosting a social gathering? It’s easy at WhiteStone. When friends and family come to visit, they’re welcome to dine with you in the dining room or you can host a private event in our private dining room. But if you want to go out, there are plenty of great restaurants nearby, including:

  • Fat Dog’s Grille & Pub
  • Kiosco Mexican Grill
  • Arigato Japanese Steak & Seafood House
  • Bangkok Café
  • Scrambled Southern Diner
  • Stamey’s Barbecue
  • Bites and Pints Gastro Pub
  • Hops Burger Bar
  • Gate City Sports Grille
  • Olive Garden
  • Mythos Grill


Want a little retail therapy? A variety of shopping choices is close by, from large malls and shopping centers, including:

  • Four Seasons Town Centre, a multilevel mall with dining and bowling
  • Wendover Village
  • Wendover Place
  • Friendly Center
  • West Market Shopping Center
  • Grandover Village Shopping Center

Speciality stores include:

  • The Red Collection, an antique store
  • Style Encore, a women’s clothing store
  • The Tiny Greenhouse, a gift shop

Universities & Health Centers

Greensboro is also home to a number of renowned colleges, including Greensboro College and University of North Carolina Greensboro, and just an hour’s drive away are some of the nation’s top health centers, including Duke University Hospital, UNC Health, and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.


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