Activities

Activities

Residents enjoy the activities and excursions that are facilitated by two, full-time, staff members. Specific activities may vary according to resident interest. The following list captures a few of the daily and weekly activities we’ve helped facilitate in recent years. Planned activities and excursions are posted each month and can be reviewed by clicking on the button below.

• Reading and discussion groups• Exercise classes
• Classic film screenings• Cooking classes
• Crafting — particularly around the holidays!• Drama-Skits
• Games (board, card, and video)• Pizza parties
• Gardening groups 
• Musical events — special performances and sing-alongs 

…a note from Kim 

An important part of my job is about paying attention and creating opportunities for engagement. I love meeting new people and helping them maintain and expand their interests and activities. Staying engaged and active is essential to good physical health, as well as extremely good medicine for the ups and downs that are part life, too. Many of our new residents are leaving a home where they’ve lived for a long time — and it’s a big transition. I know that one thing that helps soften that kind of change is the community here, and the new possibilities and new friendships that develop through the activities program each day.

— Kim Marshall, Activities Director

Family Events

Family events are a tradition at Whitaker Place, and we host several gatherings throughout the year where family and friends join us for fun (and food!).

• Winter Warm–Up Party• Irish Pub Supper
• Mother and Daughter Tea• Strawberry Fest
• Ice Cream Social• 1970’s Night 
• Potluck Supper• Annual Holiday Party
• Father’s and Family Pancake Breakfast

Excursions

Getting out together for day-trips is something we do a few times each month. The following list includes some of the typical trips we take throughout year.

• Lunch on Cannon Mountain —Franconia Notch
• New Hampshire Historical Society Tour — Concord
• Mt. Washington Cruise — Weirs Beach
• Picnic at New Castle Commons
• Cathedral of the Pines — Rindge
• Fisher Cats game — Manchester
• Walker Lectures — Concord
• Strawberry, blueberry, and apple picking — greater Concord area