Recreation is a way of life at Seventy Five State Street

Recreation and activities at Seventy Five State Street are designed to respond to the varied interests of those who live here. While many residents enjoy traditional pursuits such as movies, puzzles, musical entertainment, religious observances, and bingo, they also have the opportunity try new things, like painting, play reading, brain games, crafts, and much more! Every holiday is a cause for celebration with parties and social events held regularly.

Additionally, greater Portland’s rich cultural amenities, including ethnic restaurants, numerous museums, theater, music, art, architecture and literature are right outside our door. Group excursions for shopping, theater, the symphony, and ballet occur frequently.

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What interests could you bring to the community?

Weekly trips to the Millcreek plaza as well as other retail interests. Also, scheduled, trips to local department stores, pharmacies and grocery stores.
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 participate in monthly Resident Council meetings which operate independent of the staff. The food and Nutrition committee also meets monthly. One or more residents are also invited to serve on our formal 75 State Street Board of Trustees.
Spiritual Offerings
Services weekly, including Catholic, Protestant and periodic Jewish observances, Bible Study and religious lectures.
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.
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!


Newcomer’s tea, ice cream socials, discussion groups (topic du jour), readers theater, bingo, sports viewing (football & baseball), open art, and informal game nights are available. Intergenerational group projects and community service volunteer opportunities occur regularly.


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.


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


Annual Events


Resident art show, State Street Holiday Stroll (a collection of craft fairs along State Street), holiday party, Veteran’s Day observances, as well as many others.