The history of Maybelle Carter.

AVIVA Maybelle Carter has a storied heritage, with deep connections to the surrounding community and country music history. Set on the former estate of country music legend “Mother” Maybelle Carter, the senior living community was built in her honor by her daughter, June Carter, and son-in-law, Johnny Cash.

Adjacent to AVIVA Maybelle Carter is the Smith-Carter House, a 1925-built two-story, four-bedroom farmhouse, that was home to June Carter and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, and Marty Stuart were among the frequent visitors who stayed there.

Family matriarch “Mother” Maybelle Carter, who developed the transformative “Carter Scratch” guitar picking style, moved here with her husband Ezra in 1971 and remained here until she died in 1978. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970.

Elevated senior living.

AVIVA Senior Living strives to serve seniors with top-quality services each day. From the design of our communities to the principles our people embody, our vision is as wide as our hearts are focused.

Our Purpose

We exist to provide seniors with quality housing that improves their lives – and the lives of those who love them – in as many ways as we possibly can.

What Guides Us

We believe that by delighting our residents, working together, and acting with integrity in everything we do, we will create the best experiences for those who choose to call our communities home.

Why It Matters

Every senior deserves to age with dignity. Regardless of what life stage they may find themselves in, we will always support the optimal health and well-being of our residents – helping them achieve victories big and small while embracing and sharing the joy in each moment.

Building a better way of life.

At AVIVA, we prioritize the overall quality of life for each resident —– starting with providing excellent care and then going much, much further. Everything we do focuses on quality – of our physical environments, of the services and care we deliver, and of the lives our residents lead. This focus ultimately enhances the things that become even more important as we grow older – including vitality, independence, and a sense of purpose.