Independent Living

Resident Events

Events for Every Interest

When you join the Willow Valley community, you’ll find numerous social and learning opportunities that benefit every area of your life. Music, art, photography, dance, theater, history, cooking, reading – special events, like these, conveniently offered close to home, give members of the Willow Valley Communities the ticket to broaden their horizons and expand their possibilities. View a very small sampling of some of the resident events happening soon:

June 13 – Farm to Table Presentation
One of Culinary Services’ strategic goals is to continue to research current health trends and expectations of Residents in regards to sustainability, organic produce, and other areas. We have had great success in working with local farmers to expand our offerings of local seasonal produce. Join us as we share our thoughts on enhancing this successful program.

June 18 – Camp Willow Pirate Voyage Dinner
Come sail the ocean blue and be part of this swashbuckling crew! Our pirate-themed bounty will be available buffet style with a menu featuring Fish & Chips, Golden Sea Shells, Pirate Jewels, and more. All are welcomed for some extended Camp Willow fun where campers just might find some treasures along the way.

June 26 – Clubhouse Grill Out Days 
Come and enjoy a fresh burger or hot dog grilled outside on the beautiful pool deck. Lunch includes your choice of one sandwich, sides, and a drink for one low price ($9.75/hamburger meal; $8.25/hot dog meal).

July 8 – Socrates Cafe: Want vs. Need
The group focuses on a new topic each month and all participants have a chance to share their ideas. Everyone is a teacher and a student; we all have thoughts to offer. Together, we can contribute to building a deeper understanding of some of life’s tougher questions.

This week’s topic: How do we achieve a balance between want and need?

July 10 – Festival of Short Films
With only a limited amount of time available, good short films need to be very creative, surprising, and unusual. For years Spring Run Resident Dale Johnson has enjoyed researching hundreds of short films from around the world. For the Willow Valley Communities Festival of Short Films, Dale has put together a program of a dozen of the best. The films, all award-winning, range in length from 1 to 12 minutes and come from all over the world: the United States, India, Scotland, Belgium, England, and beyond.

July 16 – Painting with a Twist
Painting with a Twist puts the PARTY in art! Enjoy a fun time with friends as you listen to oldies music, answer trivia questions, and laugh while a professional artist guides you through creating a masterpiece to call your own.

July 25-29 – Keystone Senior Games
This is Pennsylvania’s largest annually-held multi-sport competition. It will take place throughout Luzerne County.

July 29 – Garden of Five Senses Walk
Let your senses do the exploring as we walk through the Garden of Five Senses in Central Park. The flowers will be filled with colorful blooms and smelling sweet. Enjoy the music of singing birds and the rippling of  human-formed water fountain, waterfall, and stream that runs through the garden. The garden has paved walkways.

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