OUR 55+ LIFESTYLE; ACTIVE, STIMULATING, AND REWARDING

ACTIVE RETIREMENT LIVING – MADELINE HILL & FRIENDS

(By David) Some of us were talking the other day about what we like best about Mountain Meadows Community, where we live. For me, it’s the people! They’re intelligent, physically and mentally active, creative, and caring. In our dining room a half-hour meal often turns into two hours of enjoyable conversation, and typically there is too much to do. My neighbors have initiated a remarkable variety of activities. For example…

You can try out aerobic dance, yoga, bocce ball, table tennis (we have some hotly contested games), T’ai Chi & Qigong, or work with a trainer in the Fitness Center. You can go on shopping trips or sing in the Meadowlarks choir; play Mahjong or take a meditation class. People here do play reading, woodworking (we have a fine shop), and gardening (we have a beautiful community garden). There’s a men’s breakfast group, the Friday Forum (this week the topic is “Sharia Law”), support groups, and Happy Hour. Bicycle riders, bridge players, and computer users all have clubs. We tend to be progressive: the Democratic Club hosts candidates and speakers; on Saturday mornings Planetary Citizens explore the wonders of science; and now someone is starting a Climate Change group.

If you love the arts, MM has a professional art gallery on campus, and the Creative Arts Group has a studio. There are ever-changing exhibits and classes. We have professional quality musical performances several times per month, too, everything from classical to jazz. As for film, several times a week residents share the best in classics, contemporary films, and documentaries (with discussion). And that’s just on campus; our town, Ashland, Oregon, is rich in theatre and other arts—and our valley, the Rogue, is famous for outdoor sports.

If this sampling appeals, and you are ready for an active, stimulating and rewarding 55+ lifestyle, come for a visit – we’d like to meet you

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