Upcoming Events and Activities Calendars

We believe that everyday can be a celebration of life! That’s why we’re deeply dedicated to keeping residents socially engaged through an extensive array of enjoyable programs. Whether pursuing life-long hobbies with friends or joining fellow residents for daily activities, everyone at Arcadia Gardens Retirement Hotel gets to follow their bliss.

Every Monday & Wednesday
Gentle Tai-Chi Exercise 9:30 am
Residents perform gentle Tai-Chi movements from their chairs with instructors from California Tai-Chi. This system of exercise helps residents to lower stress, stay limber and increase mobility.

Every Monday
Piano with GIL! 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Fantastic performances from one of our favorite performers – Gil Gundersen. Gil performs around Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley at many eclectic cafes, & restaurants and we are so lucky to have him here with us every Monday.

Mondays & Fridays at 10:30 am
Gaming Time
We are starting off with dominoes, as we explore different and new games. Dominoes is a fun, social game, and helps keep your brain stimulated. Come play “Mexican Train” with friends and neighbors. Various games as announced *Mexican Train- dominoes will meet in the Winner’s Circle.

Tuesdays, 3:30 pm
Canvas Creations with Rick
Residents are guided step-by-step through the process as they create original acrylic paintings from start to finish – still lifes, portraits, etc. using various techniques.

Fridays, 6:30 pm
Twilight Guitar with Rick
Rick sings, tells humorous stories and plays a huge variety of styles of music on virtuoso guitar for residents every Friday evening in the Oval Room.

Thursdays, 9:15 am.
Stronger Seniors Workout with Staff
Residents participate in a Chair exercise class with Staff – some light weightlifting, and a full body workout & stretch session.

Christmas Carolers- Community Visitors
Various groups will visit our community to sing and carol during this Christmas season including: Baldwin Stocker Elementary Girl Scouts, Christbridge Academy Singers, Boy Scouts Troop #156, and First Nazarene Church. We are excited to have such a variety!

Every Thursday – 2:15 pm
Balance & Fall Prevention Exercise class with Fortanasce Physical Therapy instructor
This very important class helps residents stay strong, stretched and most importantly to maintain strong balance.

3rd Monday of the month – 10:30 a.m.
Inspirational thoughts with Connie Scolinos
Connie facilitates a very special devotional time spent discussing the Bible, and many inspirational sources. Residents enjoy this time of reflection & the uplifting, inspirational nature of this special activity.

3rd Tuesday of the month 3:30 pm
Reminiscence Group Talk
A group chat that focuses on reminiscing. Stories, memories etc., our residents would like to share with on another.

December Events

Tues., Dec. 4, 6:15 pm- 8:00pm
Christmas Open House
Join us to welcome in the Christmas & Holiday season! Family is invited as we celebrate with several performers, and great food & drink.
Victorian Christmas carolers, “The Other Reindeer” will kick off the evening at 5:15pm, followed by entertainer, Jordan Preston in the Dining Room, and violinist Armen Mangasaryan, in the Oval Room. We will also have a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Remember to take a walk and see the beautiful array of Christmas lights that grace the property. They are AMAZING!

Tues. July 10 & 24 – 9:30 am
BUNCO with Debbie
Bunco Time is fun for all. This is a great game, time to socialize, laugh and have some fun. Residents LOVE their Bunco games.

Tues., Aug. 14 – 10:30 am
Adventures with Doug
Join Doug for an adventure as we go armchair traveling. Each month we will travel to an exciting and interesting destination.

Thurs. Nov. 9, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Veterans’ Day Celebration
We honor our veterans in a special ceremony of thanks with formal seating, live patriotic music, a flag ceremony, the reading of each branch’s names and words of appreciation.

2nd Thursday of every Month
Resident Council Meeting- NO Resident Council Mtg. for the month of December
Resident meet to discuss business, concerns, ideas, etc.

Fri., Dec. 14 – 5:00 pm
Resident Christmas Party & Birthday Celebration
A special dinner just for our residents to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season. We will have entertainment by Jazz singer- Jazmine Persing in the Dining Room. We will also have the birthday celebration for all our residents who have their birthdays this month. Delicious birthday cake will be served.

Wed. Dec. 12 – Memory Lane- 6:15pm
Mon. Dec. 17, Wed. Dec. 19 – 6:15 pm
Christmas Lights Bus Trip
Our annual bus trip to see the local Christmas lights.
We will visit Hastings Ranch, Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena & St. Albans Street in San Marino, to see the Christmas tree lights. The residents love this trip and are excited to go every year.

Fri. Dec.21 – 3:30 pm – Oval Room
Happy Hour- Meet & Greet
A great opportunity for residents to visit and socialize with their fellow neighbors and friends. This month we will have a special Happy Hour where we focus on Christmas Festivities and meeting all of our NEW Residents!
Musical Performer, Wine, Hors D’oeuvres

Sun. Dec. 23 – 2:00 pm Matinee showing
Trip to Sierra Madre Playhouse
Residents will see a production of “A Christmas Story”
At the Sierra Madre Playhouse in Sierra Madre.

Friday, Dec. 28 – 1:45 p.m.
Bingo Prize Party
Fun times at our Bingo Prize Party with fun gifts for each winner. Come join the fun!

End of the Month Dance Party with The Time Machine
Enjoy the company of one another, dance, or watch dancers at the Big Dance Party with the Time Machine located in the penthouse. Refreshments will be served.

Thank you.
The Activities Team at Arcadia Gardens Retirement Hotel