Activities

Recreation is a way of life at Seventy Five State Street

What does life at SFSS look like? Well, we know that having a vibrant community matters to you. That’s why we’re proud to offer a full, active schedule that responds to the interests of our residents. Those who live here enjoy many traditional pursuits like movies, puzzles, music, religious observances, and bingo. We also encourage everyone to try new things. Painting classes take place often, as well as play reading, brain games, crafts, and much more! Plus, each holiday is a cause for celebration, with parties and social events held often.

Greater Portland’s rich amenities (such as ethnic dining spots, a number of museums, theaters, music, art, architecture and literature) are all right outside our door. We provide frequent group trips to the theater, symphony, and ballet. We travel via our own cars and buses, which are always driven by our own staff members.

Plus, we adapt our daily schedule to suit the needs of current residents. For example, we currently offer a German speaking group that meets each week! This group was founded by residents who wanted a chance to converse in their shared second language. No matter what you’re looking for, we’ll help make sure you find it. Do you have an idea for something new to add to our schedule? Let us know!

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What could you bring to the community? What do you enjoy?

Shopping
We provide weekly trips to the Millcreek plaza as well as other retail interests. Also trips to local department stores, pharmacies and grocery stores.
Fitness/Exercise
Frequent classes offered in Tai Chi, small weights, exercise bands, stretching and armchair exercises. Summer walks through local parks are also a well-liked pastime. We adapt these classes to meet the needs of our elders.
Resident Government
Residents can participate in monthly 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.
Spirituality
Services happen weekly, including Catholic, Protestant and Jewish observances; Bible Study and religious lectures also occur.
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
Music events featuring resident and local talents. Sing-a-longs, guitar and songs, Irish and Scottish entertainers, barber shop quartets, duets, large groups and more. Dances for residents and friends include 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

 

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

 

Travel
Area trips include old favorites such as Dundee Park, Fort Williams Park, ferry rides to the islands of Casco Bay and our yearly leaf peeper tour. Other 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 dining spots is always on the schedule.
Education

 

Health care discussions on topics such as osteoporosis, dementia, depression and more are offered as well as lectures on subjects such as nature, travel and history. We also provide courses, such as how to use email, creative writing, drama, crafts and sewing, and how to arrange flowers. There are also art lessons by visiting artists in various mediums such as clay sculpture, drawing, watercolor, acrylic paints, and textile painting.

 

Annual Events

 

We have some festive events that happen once a year, such as our resident art show, the State Street Stroll (a collection of craft fairs along State Street), holiday parties, Veteran’s Day observances, as well as many others.

 

Photo depicts a resident painting
Photo of our in-house library, located on the first floor of the State Street building
Image of a music stand and desk
Photo of van leaving for group outing