Resident Life

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Residents at Seventy-Five Sate Street enjoy the opportunities that living in a large and diverse city like Portland affords them. Greater Portland's rich cultural amenities, including ethnic restaurants, numerous museums, theater, music, art, architecture and literature are right outside our door.

The life of the Seventy-Five Sate Street Resident community is just as important. Residents tell us that while they like traditional pursuits such as movies, cards, musical entertainment and bingo, they also have a strong desire to try new things, continue to learn new things and have the opportunities presented that allow them to choose how they will spend their leisure time.

Resident life at Seventy-Five Sate Street is designed to respond to the changing times and interests of those who live here. What interests could you bring to the community?

Shopping
Weekly trips to the Millcreek plaza as well as other retail interests. Also, scheduled, trips to local department stores, pharmacies and grocery stores.

Fitness/Exercise
Regular classes with instruction offered in Tai Chi, small weights, exercise bands, stretching and armchair exercises. Summer walks through local parks are a popular pastime.

Resident Government
Residents are encouraged to form their own Resident Council that operates independent of the staff. Quarterly Dietary Council meetings and monthly House Meetings with the CEO are well attended. Traditionally, one or more Residents are invited to serve on our formal Board of Trustees.

Spiritual Offerings
Services weekly, including Catholic, Protestant and periodic Jewish observances, Bible Study and religious lectures.

Games
Groups enjoy horseshoes, golf putting, bowling, kickball, volleyball and Bingo! Giant Team Scrabble, Trivia, Quiz and Table games and more for mental stimulation. Residents often form their own groups to play Bridge, Cribbage and other games to suit their own interests.

Entertainment
Musical events featuring resident and local talents. Sing-a-longs, guitar and songs, Irish and Scottish entertainers, Barbershop quartets, Duets, groups and more. Dances for residents and friends featuring entertainment, hors d'oevures and FUN! We even have our own movie theater with state-of-the-art surround sound and a screen eight feet wide!

Socials
Men's coffee group, newcomer's tea, ice cream social, discussion group (topic du jour), holiday socials, craft and sewing group and neighborhood groups. Intergenerational group projects and community service projects that offer volunteer opportunities.

Travel
Area destinations include old favorites such as Dundee Park, Fort Williams Park, ferry rides to the islands of Casco Bay and our annual leaf peeper tour. Other popular outings include the Portland Museum of Art, Kotzschmar Organ Concerts, shows at the Merrill Auditorium and ballgames at the Seadogs Stadium. Residents love the local theater scene and lunch at one of the hundreds of local restaurants is always on the schedule.

Education
Lectures on subjects of interests such as nature, travel and history. Health care lectures on topics such as osteoporosis, insomnia, dementia, depression and more. Instructional courses such as computer email, creative writing, drama, crafts and sewing and flower arranging. Art instruction in various mediums, clay sculpture, drawing, watercolor, acrylic paints and textile painting.

Annual Events
Resident art show, hobby and collectibles show and fashion show.