We plan field trips throughout the year. These day-trips usually include a tourist destination (selected by our members) and a meal at a nearby restaurant. In some cases, lunch out is the destination!
There is a fee for these trips based on the destinations, although the Center usually subsidizes part of that fee for our members. Typically the destinations are within a 2-hour drive of the Center.
Here are some of the places we’ve been in the past:
- Peaks of Otter
- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
- Ash Lawn-Highland
- D-Day Memorial
- Shenandoah Caverns
- The Homestead
- Safari Park in Natural Bridge
Young at Heart Days
- When: June each year
- Where: Camp Overlook in Keezletown, VA
- What: “Young at Heart Days” is a program for older adults before the summer camping season starts. The camp counselors do a wonderful job providing a day of activities, live entertainment, and a delicious, nutritious lunch served family-style. Center members look forward to this event each year to visit the mountains and to see the truly good-hearted, cheerful, and giving young people who serve as the counselors.
- When: September or October each year
- Where: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
- What: Another annual favorite, the Senior Prom is hosted by JMU’s College of Nursing. The students pick a theme (ie: the 1950’s, luau, country-western), provide live entertainment, dancing, a buffet-style lunch and door prizes.
- When: Early December each year
- Where: Most likely, The Wood Grille, Harrisonburg, VA
- What: Don’t eat breakfast and plan not to eat dinner the day we go to the Wood Grille! This trip is one of the most well-attended events of the year. Sometimes the day includes a side trip to the Green Valley Book Fair, or other attraction. In any case, it’s a terrific time for active members (those who attend the Center at least once per week) to enjoy the blessings of the holidays together.