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

Once a 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!

Once a month our ladies can attend the Ladies Luncheon with special treats!

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

Shopping for Daily Needs

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

Dollar Tree
Fred Meyer

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 usually 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 Fireside 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 Thursday at 10:00 AM in the Activity Room.

The study is led 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.


We hold this activity at least twice a month.

Come get your nails done and enjoy a little visiting time!

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


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.

Paint Class

Once a month we have our very talented paint instructor Lori come in and teach the residents step by step how to paint a different picture. They paint them on canvas so they can take them and hang them in their room or give them as a gift.