Your Life, Plus.

What if you could add even more to the life you love? If you could take advantage of lifelong learning classes and Furman events? If you had more time to get creative, explore the beautiful outdoors or work on your golf swing? And what if you could also add a community of friends and neighbors who’ve had fascinating experiences and make your life richer?

That’s the retirement lifestyle you get when you choose The Woodlands at Furman. It’s your life, plus so much more.

What would you like to know about our community? Use the form on this page to reach out and ask.


A simplified life can be a rewarding life. When someone else handles maintenance, housekeeping and cooking, you have fewer things to get in the way of what you really want to do.

  • 24/7 security
  • Housekeeping
  • Interior/exterior maintenance
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Concierge
  • Utilities included
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Pharmacy delivery
  • Personal care services available


Having convenient amenities right where you live gives you more opportunities to keep fit, keep learning and keep spending time with people you care about.

  • Chef-prepared meals and restaurant-style dining
  • Fitness center with swimming pool and day spa
  • Yoga lawn
  • Access to Furman University Golf Club
  • Private dining room
  • Covered parking and storage
  • Outdoor dining and entertainment space
  • Art and crafts studio
  • Library, business center and media room
  • Club room
  • Wellness clinic

How to Dine Well.

Dining is about so much more than simply eating food. It’s about gathering for a shared experience that combines memorable dishes and good company. And it’s about gracious hospitality and warm, friendly service that exceeds expectations.

That’s what you’ll find when you dine at The Woodlands. No matter which dining venue you choose, you’ll be served delicious food that’s:


Real food is made from fresh, raw ingredients. It’s made from scratch. And it’s made by passionate, trained chefs who care about the environment.


Local, seasonal food is fresher, tastes better and is good for the environment and local economies. At least 20% of our ingredients come from small farmers, ranchers, fishermen and food producers within 150 miles of The Woodlands.


Our chefs prepare food in small batches, so the last person served experiences the same high-quality meal as the first one served. We cook only what’s needed, which reduces food waste and minimizes leftovers.


Everyone should have an exceptional dining experience. One way we provide that is by accommodating special dietary requests in ways that please the palate and nourish the body.

A Matter of Choice

Our dining room was designed to give you choices that make each meal something special.

Display Kitchen. This is the hub that features different stations to satisfy your cravings.
Hearth Oven. Fresh pizza and calzones, cedar plank salmon and many other flame-kissed dishes.
Sauté Station. Order and get table-side delivery for menu items and customized dishes. Mix and match your proteins, get just the right amount of sauce or add a little extra heat–however you like it, you can watch the culinary team create it.
Carving Station. Slow-roasted prime rib, honey-glazed ham, herb-encrusted turkey…get it carved to your specifications.
Salad Bar. Create a simple side salad or a hearty main course salad made of your favorite fresh ingredients.

Fine Dining. For an anytime fine dining experience or a special occasion, enjoy the full table service menu as you sit back and socialize with friends and family.
Bountiful Buffet. Choose from an abundance of protein and fresh vegetable options at this well stocked, served buffet. There’s also a salad bar with mixed greens, house-made specialty salads and scrumptious accompaniments.
Fresh Bakery. Cap off a great meal with a delightful dessert created by our pastry chef in this state-of-the-art bakery.
Casual Café. Here’s where you’ll find grab-and-go sandwiches and coffee served throughout the day, as well as muffins and pastries made in our bakery. It’s also where you can gather with friends for a pre-dinner beverage.
Conservatory. This semi-private dining space can be reserved for a special occasion. Its large windows bring the outdoors in. And the French doors open onto a terrace dotted with dining tables, pergolas with fans and fire pits so you can enjoy dining al fresco for a little bit longer.

The Art of Living Well.

Our Wellness Director is on a mission: to help you achieve optimum quality of life through safe, enjoyable and effective wellness programming.

“We’ll guide you through safe, creative and purposeful wellness opportunities so you can fulfill your health and fitness goals,” she pledges. “You’ll improve your functionality, manage pain, reduce stress, achieve a balanced lifestyle, maintain your independence and age with grace. We’ll work to cultivate the highest-quality wellness experience, deliver valuable service and flexibly accommodate your specific health concerns to the best of our ability.”

Our new 13,000-sq.-ft. Community Village makes it even easier to nurture your mind, body and spirit. With a fitness center, indoor pool, wellness center, yoga lawn, activities room, spa services and more, you’ll have plenty of ways to pursue wellness on your terms.

Eight Wellness Dimensions

Improving nutrition, exercise, quality and quantity of rest.

Developing meaningful relationships, a sense of belonging and an effective support system.

Having a strong sense of purpose, direction and hope.

Feeling at peace, experiencing contentment and joy.

Finding creative ways to expand your knowledge and skills, protect against cognitive decline and optimize mental health.

Stewarding our planet, as well as cultivating a personal environment that supports your well-being.


Finding satisfaction in giving back, volunteering or working toward goals that are meaningful to you.


Being satisfied with current and future financial situations.

The Joy of Learning.

We probably get more questions about our lifelong learning opportunities than we do about anything else. And it’s no wonder. We have a partnership with Furman University, a highly-ranked private liberal arts college. In fact, our property is contiguous to the campus, where an on-campus building is dedicated to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) classes. So folks who are curious, eager to challenge themselves and delight in discovering something new want to know if their love of learning will have an outlet. The answer is a resounding yes!

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute provides a wide array of noncredit courses and activities specifically developed for adults ages 50 and older who are interested in learning for the joy of learning.

What started in 1993 as Furman University Learning in Retirement became OLLI in 2008, and the founder of OLLI is a board member here at The Woodlands. Since then, the program has expanded to include a huge range of lifelong learning opportunities. What does that mean for you? Well, it means you can participate in classes, lectures, hands-on experiences, day trips and cultural events.

The Furman Connection

Living in a college town adds energy and excitement to life. Now imagine living close to a university that welcomes you with open arms. As a resident, you can:

  • Play golf at Furman University Golf Club
  • Get a university library card
  • Take advantage of the campus hiking and walking trails
  • Enjoy discounted or free tickets to Furman music events and athletic events

You can also participate in the Adopt-a-Grandparent/Adopt-a-Grandchild program, which pairs you with a Furman student. It’s an opportunity to mentor, to learn and to stay connected to a younger generation. Learn more about why young seniors are choosing university-based retirement communities and how lifelong learning keeps you feeling young.

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Contact The Woodlands at Furman today.

Call today at 864-371-3100, or fill out the form to connect. We’d love to help you.