Community Living

Community Living2018-12-07T00:50:35+00:00

An Active Life is a Happy Life

Our Activities Director and Staff welcome residents to a full calendar of activities each month:

The Big Dance

We hold a dance in the activities room once a month. Residents enjoy dancing or just listening to the music and snacking on some goodies and watching other residents dance.

Men’s Breakfast

The first Friday of each month we have a breakfast for just the men.

Nothing like getting a group of guys all together in one place!

Ladies LunchLadies Luncheon

We also have a special meals just for the ladies!

The second Friday of each month residents can attend the Ladies Luncheon with special treats!

Upcoming Outings

Download the November 2018 Activities Calendar

Seasonal Outings

Fun for the holidays and enjoyment of the beautiful outdoors is the focus of seasonal outings:

Pumpkin Patch
Scenic Yakima River Canyon Drive
Elk Feeding Station
Christmas Light Tour

Lunch Bunch

Interested residents visit favorite Yakima venues for meals together, usually once a month.

Mel’s Diner
Old Town Station
Whistlin’ Jack Lodge
Gold Creek Station
Papa Baird’s Pizza
Shari’s
Denny’s

Shopping for Daily Needs

Residents are taken on regularly scheduled shopping trips to these local stores:

Dollar Tree
Goodwill
Fred Meyer
Walmart
Target
Burlington
Wrays
Safeway

Toenail Clinic

Our nurse holds a toenail clinic once a month for residents.

They get to enjoy getting their feet soaked and toes trimmed while listening to some music!

Exercise Class

We have exercise classes Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We will either follow along with an exercise video or have a resident-led exercise group.

church services at the Ponderosa in Yakima

On-site and Nearby Church Services

Each Sunday a non-denominational service is held at 9:00 AM in the activities room. Ponderosa Retirement is also located right across the street from Stone Church and some residents choose to attend services and activities there.

Resident Bible Study

Bible study is held every Tuesday at 10:00 AM in the Fireside Room.

The study is lead by a resident and usually lasts around one hour.

Musical Entertainment

Our calendar is full of musical entertainment!

We have Steve & Gloria, Jim & Doyle, and Jerry Hobbs come in regularly for our residents’ enjoyment.

Other groups and individuals also visit and share their music for special holiday concerts.

Manicures and Mimosas

We hold this activity at least twice a month.

Come get your nails done and enjoy a mimosa!

This activity is not just for the ladies! Gentlemen are always welcome!

Wine and Cheese

What better way to celebrate a Friday than with wine and cheese?

Once or twice a month we have our wine and cheese event with an array of wine, cheese, meat, crackers, and fruit!

Crafts

Our friendly Activities staff organized regularly scheduled crafts days throughout the month!

Often the crafts are themed to the season and residents share their artistic talents with other residents for a festive mood.