Nina Christian knows what it means to be a strong, independent woman. Self-assured and resilient, she’s lived a full and rewarding life and spent the past 25+ years as a resident of Battery Park Apartments in downtown Asheville. Nina is active, engaged and committed to living the “best life possible” and she knows what it’s like to go through tuff times. 

Born just before the Great Depression, Nina is the 7th of 16 children. Her parents were African-American farmers who grew vegetables on a large 160 acre farm in rural Ohio. She remembers how “everyone worked” in her family to raise crops and sell them at local markets to keep the family fed “during the winter months."