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Active Life

Add “Active Life” to your path for better health and a longer life.  Our residents are engaged in an amazing array of activities that keep them moving, thinking, learning, laughing and giving.  Here’s a sample:

Never Too Late to Learn

  • Avoiding Frauds & Scams- Speaker from Elder Audience
  • Japanese Garden Presentation/Virtual Tour-Japanese Garden Docent
  • Origami with Yuki
  • Armchair Travel-“Mystic Places”, ”The Silk Road”, “Discovering The Gorge”…
  • American Experience-‘Eleanor Roosevelt”, “Wyatt Eaarp”, “Annie Oakley”, “Jessie Owens”…

Music-Good for the Soul

  • PDX Vox Concert
  • Piano Recital-Students of Vivian Brandy
  • Accordion with Phil
  • Piano with Monte
  • Sing-A-Longs with Chuck
  • Ron Ruiz on Guitar
  • Beltaine-With John Keys

Out & About

  • The Grotto
  • Portland Nursery Apple Festival
  • Korean War Memorial/Canby Ferry Ride
  • Sandy Pioneer Museum
  • Museum of the Oregon Territory
  • Lee Farms
  • Shopping at Dollar Tree. Fred Meyers, Trader Joes. Safeway & Target
  • Tulip Festival
  • Cannon Beach/Ecola Park Picnic
  • Columbia River Gorge/Bridge of the Gods
  • Christmas Lights at PIR/Christmas Ships

Animals Visits that Warm our Hearts

  • Dog Visits with Bucky, Ceili & Shirley
  • Bunny Visits
  • Visit from Napoleon The Alpaca-Mountain Peaks Animal Therapy

Men’s Group

  • Men’s Breakfast-“Getting to Know You”-Career & Family” with host John Goncalves
  • Poker Game

Horticultural Therapy

  • Garden Club-Spice & Tomato Garden, Spring Flowers
  • Group Study with local Horticultural Therapy Students-Tree Study, Apple Study & Tasting, Strawberry & Blueberry Study & Tasting,
  • One on one Resident visits from Horticultural Therapy Students-Propagating House Plants, Spring Flower Planting, Plant Care

Community Outreach

  • KGW Holiday Toy Drive at Hawthorne Gardens
  • Community Outreach Life Enrichment Program

– We have developed a relationship with a small Adult Foster Home in our area who are in need of assistance with their Life Enrichment Program. Their part time Activity Coordinator, who is also a Gerontology student, will be doing some interning with us and we will be donating time and supplies to enable them to expand their Life Enrichment Program.

Special Events

  • Halloween Spooktacular Party- Trick or Treating, Haunted Garage Tour, Pumpkin Carving & Costume Contests. Last year we had over 200 children come to visit.
  • Oktoberfest Happy Hour- Polka Music, Soft Pretzels, Mini Strudels and more!
  • Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt- We stuffed and hid over 200 eggs last year, We had over 100 children. The parents enjoyed appetizers and mimosas.
  • Spring Tea- Finger Sandwiches, Petite Fours & a lovely selections of Teas. We had 75 guests last spring.
  • Holiday Party & Caroling- Tis the season!

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Hawthorne Gardens Senior Living Community
2828 SE Taylor Street
Portland, OR, 97214