Programs


Fun Programs, Classes, Trips, and Adventures

The Gibson Center has developed a HUGE menu of programs for seniors of all abilities and interest levels. Much of what we do has come directly from your suggestions, so keep them coming!


ONGOING PROGRAMS

  • “Gibson Game Day” – Wednesdays 12:30-3:00 PM – Play bridge, cribbage, scrabble, checkers, cards, monopoly, friendly poker, and have fun while meeting new friends! 
  • “Wii” – Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 AM & 12:30-1:30 PM
  • “FUNDAY”- Monday and Thursday after lunch, games, crafts, music…
  • Belly Dancing Class – Thursdays at 9am. See Calendar for details.
  • Chair Exercises” -Mondays & Thursdays 10:30 AM see calendar
  • “Strength, Balance & Stretch” exercise program – Tuesdays & Fridays 10-11 AM in the Activity Room. *ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN WAIVERS*
  • Tai Ji Quan, Moving for Better Balance, Monday and Thursday afternoons
  • Care for the Caregiver, Wednesdays 12:30-2:30pm

 

Check the Calendar section for updates on all Ongoing Programs


DAY TRIPS

Look for trips listed in green on our calendar page.

¨ Conway Historical Society: Second Tuesday. Home pickups. Potluck on even months.

¨ Lupine Trips: June  6 or 14, 9AM-5PM.  Polly’s Pancakes, Sugar House, ice cream.  $18

¨ Old Orchard Beach Seaside Pavilion:

¨   You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown Sat. June 17 matinee $32

¨  New Legacy Swing Band; Tuesday June 27 $32

¨  Don Campbell Veteran’s Appreciation; Tuesday July 4 $18

¨  The Carpenter’s Tribute Concert; Tuesday, July 11, $32

¨  Let’s Hang On (4 Seasons Tribute Band); Tuesday July 18, $32

¨  Fanfare Concert Band; Tuesday, August 8, $32

¨ Greek Festival: Friday. June 23.  2PM-10PM.  $15.  Meal on own.  Music, dancing, tours.

¨ SeaDogs vs NH Fisher Cats: Thursday, June 29. $30

¨ Portland Sunset Cruise: Thursday August 3rd . $33

¨ Barnstormer’s Theater & Mt. View Station: Thursday, July 27th.  My Three Angels a family friendly comedy.  $50, dinner on your own at the Mt. View Station

¨ Crescent Beach State Park; a day on the water, Wednesday Aug 23rd.  Bring a bag lunch or buy lunch at the Snack Shack.  Sunscreen, bathing suit, towel, hat, water, book, money for ice cream,… $18 covers entrance fee and transportation

¨ Two Lights & Lobster Shack for lunch: Wed. Aug. 30th or Tues. Sept 19th. 9-5:30 $18

¨ Fryeburg Fair: Senior day at the Fair, Tuesday, October 4th

¨ Currier Museum: Wednesday, October 18th.  2 displays: Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec AND Monet; Pathway to Impressionism. 

Please sign up for trips as soon as possible, we often need to make reservations weeks in advance.


UPCOMING OVERNIGHT TRIPS

bus trips listed at the bottom

Canadian Rockies by Train & Calgary Stampede

July 3-11, 2017 Passport needed

9 days, 13 Meals $5699 ppdo

Includes: Air, Land, Insurance, airport transfer

Vancouver, Columbia Ice Fields, VIA Railway, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, exquisite hotels, Calgary Stampede…And More!

http://gateway.gocollette.com/link/788574

Shades of Ireland:

October 16-25, 2017Passport needed

10 days, 13 meals. $3599 ppdo 5 hotels

Includes: Air, Land, Insurance, airport transfer

  • Dublin, Limerick, Galaway, Blarney Stone, A night on a castle grounds! Whiskey tasting, Waterford Crystal tour, Mountains, Cliffs… and MORE!

http://gateway.gocollette.com/link/775676

  • Spotlight on San Antonio Holiday:

    November 30– December 4, 2017

    5 days, 6 Meals $2149 ppdo One Hotel

    Includes: Air, Land, Insurance, airport transfer

     

  • 2018

  • Presentation Dates: Tuesday, July 18th, Monday, November 13th, 12:30PM at the Gibson Center
  • Canyon Country:

    April 12-19, 2018

    8 days, 10 Meals $3299 ppdo Five Hotels

    Includes: Air, Land, Insurance, airport transfer

    • Highlights: Scottsdale, Oak Creek Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Choice of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park or Canyon Adventure Cruise, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Las Vegas… And More!
    • https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/820272
  • Pacific Northwest & California:

    June 18- 25, 2018

    8 days, 10 Meals $3599 ppdo Five Hotels

    Includes: Air, Land, Insurance, airport transfer

    • Highlights: Seattle, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Portland, Columbia River Gorge, Newport, Bandon State Natural Area, Redwood National Park, Eureka, Avenue of the Giants, San Francisco, Choice of San Francisco Bay Cruise or City Tour of San Francisco… And More!
  • https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/819522
  • UK by Rail:

  • September 1-10 2018 Passport needed 10 Days ● 12 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners. $4299 ppdo 3 hotels Includes: Air, Land, Insurance, airport transfer
  • Experience It! Virgin Trains East Coast

All aboard! Join the locals on their preferred mode of transportation, Britain’s ever-popular and efficient rail system. See the British countryside in a way you can’t from the motorways. Traveling by train allows you to sit back and relax as you zip through the countryside on your way to Britain’s most iconic cities. From the comfort of your seat, gaze out your window at breathtaking ocean views as your train hugs the northern coastline. Travel through pristine farmland and by “off the beaten track” villages in Yorkshire. All the while, you’re avoiding the traffic! As an added bonus, trains are notoriously quicker which means you spend less time in transit and more time in each city exploring.

  • Spotlight on Southern Charm Holiday:

    November 25- 30, 2018

    6 days,8 Meals $2799 ppdo Three Hotels

    Includes: Air, Land, Insurance, airport transfer

    • Highlights: Historic Charleston, Choice of Boone Hall Plantation or Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, James Island County Park Holiday Display, Jekyll Island, Christmas Caroling, Savannah, Andrew Low House… And More!

  • https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/819550
  • BUS TRIPS:

  • Coastal Maine Foliage Tour:

    October9-11, 2017,

    4 meals, $ 355 ppdo

    Includes: Bus, Insurance, Hotel

    • Boothbay Railway Village
    • Victorian Mansion
    • Guided tour of Portland
    • Guided Tour of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport
    • LL Bean Flagship Store
    • Lobster Dinner!
    • All during typically prime foliage season

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

  • “Care for the Caregivers ” – A peer support group for caregivers that will meet at the Gibson Center Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30 pm.  This program is sponsored by The Gibson Center and Visiting Nurse Service of Northern Carroll County.  For more information call Jill Reynolds at The Gibson Center at (603)356-3231. See Calendar for dates.

ADVENTURES AND FUN TRIPS

We take advantage of the attractions and events nearby. Past trips include: Portland SeaDog’s baseball, Lupine trips to Sugar Hill, State House tours, summit trips to Mt. Washington, whale watching, Boston Flower Show and …well, you get the idea. call Jill Reynolds at The Gibson Center at (603)356-3231. See Calendar for dates.


This Weeks Activities

Thursday, April 27

Belly Dance Class—9 AM—Activity Room

Chair Exercise—10:30 AM—Activity Room

Spring Wreath FunDay—12:30 PM—Activity Room

Conway Library, “Get Techy”—12:30PM—Social Room

   Friday, April 28

Strength, Balance, & Stretch—10AM—Act Room

Lion’s Free Eye Screening—11-1—computer room

 Go Green Raffle at Lunch

MWVAA Friday Painters—Activity Rm—12:30PM

Mad Cap Photo Event—Board Bus—12:30

Monday, May 1

Chair Exercise—10:30 AM—Activity Room

Word Search FunDay—Social Room—12:30PM

Tuesday, May 2

Strength, Balance & Stretch—10AM—Act. Rm.

Lunch is also served at Silver Lake Landing—Noon

Ice Cream Social —12:45—Silver Lake Landing

Wednesday May 3

Trail Days at Tin Mountain—board bus 9:20AM

Game Day —12:30 PM—Activity Room

Caring for the Caregiver —12:30PM—Social Room

Thursday, May 4

Belly Dance Class—9 AM—Activity Room

Chair Exercise—10:30 AM—Activity Room

BINGO FunDay—12:30 PM—Activity Room

   Friday, May 5

Nutrition Council Meeting—9:00AM—Social Room

Strength, Balance, & Stretch—10AM—Act Room

Mad Cap Photo Event—Board Bus—12:30

 

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR NEXT WEEK

 Sunday, May 7th 5:30PM North Conway Community Center

Gibson Mayfest and Auction

featuring Jon Stetson, The Mentalist

 

 

 

 

 


For complete information on ANY Gibson Center programs, please contact us and ask for Jill. Program information is regularly updated in the Calendar  section of the web site and can also be found in the “Gibson Gleanings” usually published in the weekend edition of the Conway Daily Sun.