The $10 million renovation at Tryon Estates, a 215-acre Acts Retirement-Life Community in Columbus, N.C., includes two dining rooms and a large multipurpose auditorium. The project is expected to be completed in Spring 2018.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal writer Alyssa Mulliger spoke to Acts residents about their excitement and the future of Tryon Estates.

Tryon Estates begins work on $10M enhancement project

When friends Mary Lou Rohloff and Elver Cress were looking for a retirement community to move to, they found plenty to like at Tryon Estates. "Here it's such an easy life. There's no stress, compared to living in a house," said Cress, 79.