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Activities & Events

There is always something going on at Parker Ridge! Our full-time Certified Activity Director tailors events and activities to the desires of our residents. The schedule is full of a constantly changing array of group activities, guest speakers, educational classes, exercise programs, music recitals, art classes, ice cream socials, and day trips.   You never know where our driver will take you on a full tank of gas.  During the summer he takes residents to Acadia National Park on a scenic ride to the summit of Cadillac Mountain or  to the Jordan Pond House for Tea and Popovers. This is a popular trip for sure!  Many residents enjoy selecting or leading activities, assisting with events, or helping choose the destination for a lunch outing.

Our activity room is home to many art classes, and Bingo three times a week . Enjoy a game of pool, Uno, Rummikub, chess or bridge in the game room or step into the weight room, which features two treadmills, a recumbent bike, a Health Rider, and guidance and support from the Activity Director.  Our regularly scheduled low-impact exercise groups are led by a certified  instructor and target strengthening, balance, and conditioning.

Walking Trails

Parker Ridge has an extensive network of 9 trails ranging from easy, wheel-chair-accessible paths to longer, more challenging loops and connecting trails. Visit ponds, geologic formations, and historical features on your wanderings, all the while enjoying the views, secluded spots, and the glory of nature all around.

When Parker Ridge opened its doors in 1992, some of our residents who love the outdoors formed a Walking Trail Committee. With enthusiasm for the project, they explored the property to build walking trails leading down to Parker Point Road and to the waters of Blue Hill Bay. Our adjacent neighbors have opened their trails to us, and nearby waterfront property owners allow our residents access down to the water.

Over the years a trail system has been built and maintained by resident committee members. Our facilities team helped build a bridge over a creek. Today residents enjoy numerous trails with different surfaces to walk on.

Ready to take a hike? Download our Trail Guide with Map to take along! The guide includes descriptions of each of the nine trails, including trail difficulty and distance and details of what to see along the way.

Discover Blue Hill, Maine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living at Parker Ridge means enjoying Blue Hill's wealth of recreational and cultural opportunities. The 90-voice Bagaduce Chorale, Blue Hill Concert Association, New Surry Theatre, The Grand (located in nearby Ellsworth), and renowned Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival provide a year-round feast for music lovers. Local artists and craftspeople represent the peninsula's vibrant artistic community. Maine's coastline and islands offer endless pleasure to those who love sailing and boating, while woods and meadows lure hikers and bird watchers. The Blue Hill Peninsula offers many exciting opportunities for our residents to enjoy throughout the year. To learn more about Blue Hill visit their website at www.bluehillpeninsula.org.

 

 

A Sample Weekly Activities Calendar

SUNDAY

12:00  Sunday Brunch with Bart Clayton at the Piano

1:00  Sunday Afternoon Movie in the Game Room

3:00  "Tea with Beth" in Parker Court

MONDAY

9:00/10:15  Exercise Classes

10:00 "Still Life Painting" in the Activity Room

11:15  Crossword Puzzle with Alma in  Parker Court

2:30  Health Forum with Sharon Beeson, R.N.

4:00  Monday Afternoon Movie — British Comedy Series

TUESDAY

9:00  Bones in Balance Class

11:30  Machine Mavens in the Weight Room

12:00  Free Manicures with Alma

1:30  Ridge Bridge in the Game Room

4:30  Kneisel Hall Students — Chamber Music Performances in the Summer

WEDNESDAY

9:00/10:15  Exercise Classes

11:00  Parker Ridge Singers Practice

12:00  "Lunch and a Poem" in the Library

2:00  An Afternoon Ride with a Stop for an Ice Cream

3:00  Congregational Worship Service

4:00  Reading Circle with Gayle Durnbaugh

THURSDAY

9:00  Bones in Balance Class

10:30  Thursday Social "Coffee and Tea" in the Living Room

11:30  Machine Mavens in the Weight Room

FRIDAY

9:00/10:15  Exercise Classes

11:00  News Currents

2:30  Play Reading Group – “Visitor from Forest Hills” by Neil Simon

5:00  Happy Hour with Special Entertainment

SATURDAY

9:00  A Trip to the Local Farmer’s Market in the Summer

10:00  Morning Social in the Living Room with Donuts

4:00  Saturday Movie in the Game Room — "Philomena"

 

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