About Elder Family

Elder Family Fellowship is an eclectic spiritual community, located near Cherokee, North Carolina, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We are a heart and soul-connected family-of-choice located in a private cove within Union Acres, a larger intentional community, and within a convenient distance of shopping and medical facilities.

sunroom with infrared sauna
As a nonprofit congregation of AIWP (Association for the Integration of the Whole Person), our focus is on spiritual values, awakening, healing, and caring for each other as a loving extended family. We are a "family" of loving friends committed to living, playing and working together as a cooperative team for the good of the whole.

We share Union Acres community membership, which includes access to the community building, swimming pool, organic garden, meadow and trails. There is an adjoining 46-acre wilderness spiritual retreat center.

We enjoy a quiet forest sanctuary and shared home living with private personal spaces, which include a bedroom/office and personal bath. We share a large common kitchen (with individual storage and refrigerator space), living room, sunroom, healing sanctuary room, infrared sauna, and other common areas.

We presently have a large three-story shared home, guest house and meditation/studio building with wraparound decks. One more group home is a possibility. We have raised-bed organic gardens, own a 30-foot complete yurt kit, and have materials for a greenhouse.


Current Members