At Vassar-Warner Home, our senior residents are engaged in the world. They make friends, reminisce about the past, attend plays, greet newcomers, volunteer, bake, write, sing, and learn. The staff plans programs and encourages resident input.

A Sampling of Activities

  • Shopping! Residents particularly enjoy shopping at the local dollar store!
  • Visits from local groups, including the Girl Scouts singing Christmas Carols and Poughkeepsie Day School students
  • Pet-therapy visits
  • Poetry readings by local authors
  • The community-wide “Big Read”—essentially, an annual, community-wide book club!
  • Travelogues—video documentaries or a staff member back from a fascinating trip
  • Movies and classic film fests—Casablanca and The Sound of Music are favorites
  • Current events discussions
  • Arts and crafts club—including a recent grant-funded six-week art program led by the Mill Street Loft (This was such a fantastic and successful pilot program that we now offer ongoing “Arts for Healing” classes with Mill Street Loft here for VWH residents!)
  • Gardening club. Herbs, flowers, and vegetables grow in flats behind the Vassar-Warner building
  • Baking club. A popular group that meets once a month to bake sweet and savory treats, sometimes choosing a secret recipe shared by one of our residents.
  • Bingo—who can resist!
  • Late afternoon Happy Hour with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Trips to a local play or museum. The Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, with its still relevant history of World War II, is a frequent choice.

We are committed to helping our residents stay healthy, both body and soul. If you would like a copy of our latest calendar of events, please contact us.