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!

  • OMA Art on display in the Activity Room now through the first week of June. Stop in to view the beauty!
  • Thursday, the 1st, Plant Swap. Bring in extra plants, and swap them for someone else’s extras. (flowers, herbs, veggies) Start a Friends’ garden with varieties from friends and neighbors.
  • Tuesday The 6th: World Doll Day celebrates the idea of a doll delivering a universal message of love and happiness. The day also encourages you to give someone a doll, especially to a child that does not have one. Doll dresser and maker, Jeanie Seig will make a presentation about the dolls we might have, how to identify them, and how to pass them along. Bring your dolls to show!.
  • Monday the 12th, Pollinator Friendly Yard, Learn how you can help make your property more appealing and beneficial to native pollinators. Pollinators are vital to our food system, and with research showing significant declines in native species, we can all help native pollinators as we landscape our properties. Expert Wendy Scribner, Natural Resources Field Specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension, will share first-hand research experience and examples of how to create habitat for native pollinators.
  • Tuesday, the 13th: Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. We will be serving our many volunteers in the dining room so it will be closed for all others as we celebrate the contributions from the people who give so much time and talent to the Gibson Center. MOW will be delivered this day. (If you want to ride the bus to golf, sign up when you rsvp)
  • Bike Week, be on the look out for a lunch time visit!
  • Friday the 16th: Father’s Day Lunch, there will be a special meal, and we are planning a surprise for everyone who comes to eat lunch this day. Hope it doesn’t rain!
  • The Gibson Center will be closed for the Day on Monday the 19th.
  • Memorial Day Craft Fair, Saturday the 27th from 10-5, & Sunday the 28th from 9-4. New England’s best artisans and crafters on our front lawn!
  • The Gibson Center will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday the 29th.
  • Tuesday the 20th: Guest Chef Gary Sheldon will share a 3 course traditional BBQ lunch. Invite your friends, but arrive early!
  • Friday the 23rd: Art for Lunch, The DellaValla Bluegrass Trio: Molly (guitar), Joseph (banjo) and John DellaValla (fiddle). Local Jackson family trio that has performed at the Majestic with the Cold River Radio show and at the Wildcat Tavern. You will be amazed.
  • Tuesday the 27th: Book Club, meets after lunch, we will be discussing Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercer
  • Thursday the 29th: Longest Day, Alzheimer’s Association Awareness and fund raising. Food auction in dining room, game day, cribbage, Rumikubes, canasta, as well as croquet, yard darts and corn hole.
    • For people who love to hike, there is a group who are all climbing a different one of New Hampshire’s 48 4000’ers. For more information, follow this link. You can choose any day in June or July
  • Friday the 30th: Fraud Awareness Workshop Staples techs Leigh and Monica, say that seniors who have fallen for Scams, are nearly 80% of their work. They would like us to become better educated. Michele Brooker from Northway Bank, will describe
    • The impact fraud has on us
    • Common fraud trends impact on our communities
    • How to spot a scam
    • How to avoid becoming a victim
    • How to report a scam
  • Looking ahead, save these dates:
    Monday, July 3rd, we will have a dance after lunch.Tuesday, July 4th, Gibson Center closed.Go to Summer Camp, July 17-20. Join the NCCC camp for their Art Week. Work with student campers to make props for and be part of the play Candy Hearts for Breakfast. Please sign up to participate!Wednesday, August 30th, AARP Driver Safety 6 hour class

Strength, Balance, & Stretch

  • Taught by Exercise Specialist, Ann Fargo
  • CDC & NH State health precautions followed
  • Meets Tuesday & Thursday at 10AM
  • $75 for 25 classes
  • See Penny for the new Doctor Release form, and Liability Release Form

Veteran’s Meet

  • Meets First and Third Wednesday at 10AM
  • Live at the Gibson Center
  • Health Precautions followed
  • Social and Educational Programs for Veterans


There are now two options for caregivers, REACH, and 1:1 Peer Support.

REACH: stands for Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health in the Community. Caregivers will meet with trained coaches and learn to solve common caregiver challenges. Meeting options are currently in-person one to one coaching or via phone or ZOOM.

Caregiver Peer Support: There are caregivers who have probably experienced your challenges and can offer a non-judgmental ear. Currently caregivers prefer phone calls so they can keep their loved ones safe.

Contact Jill at the Gibson Center, 603-356-3231 or   for more information, or to sign up for 1:1 coaching.


  • Mondays at 12:45PM
  • Group Games
  • Word Search
  • Crossword
  • Jeopardy
  • Yard Games
  • CDC & NH State health precautions followed

Chair Exercise

  • For people who have not exercised recently, or use assistive devices for walking
  • CDC & NH State health precautions followed
  • Meets Monday and Friday at 10:30 AM
  • Donations accepted

Friday Painters: 12:30pm – 3:00pm

The Mount Washington Valley Arts Association holds it’s Friday Painters at the Gibson Center. Each week people take turns setting up a display, and then people paint, or color, the display. At the end, people share their work, and ask if they want suggestions.

The group is open to Gibson Center members, bring your own supplies.

Computer training by Andrea Libby of Libby Computers -Fridays

  • Free Tablets and Chromebooks available depending on demand and distribution from grant sources
  • Learn skills to communicate and connect through email and video conferencing (Zoom),
  • Learn how to access medical practice portals for appointments, labs and questions
  • Learn how to access Telehealth appointments
  • Internet safety
  • Scam Prevention
  • CDC & NH State health precautions followed

Limited number of attendees, call 603-356-3231 to sign up for classes at the Gibson Center

Computer tutoring 1:1 with volunteer experts

If you have other questions, besides communication, this might be for you.

  • Learn to use devices including phones, tablets, computers, cameras
  • Photos and games
  • Call to sign up for this one to one time, 603-356-3231
  • CDC & NH State health precautions followed

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

  • For people who want to improve their balance and strength
  • An Evidence Based program
  • Developed by Fuzhong Li, Ph.D
  • Learn to recognize when your body is unsteady
  • Learn the response to maintain balance, using 8 forms
  • CDC & NH State health precautions followed
  • Meets Monday & Thursday afternoon at 4:00PM

Small Town Quilters

  • Bring current projects for show and tell
  • Bring craft supplies you no longer need, for swaps
  • Monthly group projects
  • 2nd & 4th Wednesday 10AM-12PM
  • CDC & NH State health precautions followed

Check the Calendar section for updates on all Ongoing Programs

Gibson Center Day Trips

For all bus trips, please sign up, and pay in advance. Call 603-356-3231. Federal health precautions are followed on the bus. For Door to Door Transportation trips, you will be called with your individual pick up time, the day before the trip.

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

All trips this season have reduced rates due to the generosity of program sponsors.

  1. Monthly trip to the Humane Society, to socialize Cats, first Wednesday each month, after lunch.
  2. Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Saturday, June 3rd, we will stop for dinner on your own at the Granite Steak and Grill. Trip is presently full, but join the wait list for a possible cancellation.
  3. Lupines and Polly’s Pancakes, tour of the notches, June 9th & 14th. Lunch on your own. Only $15.
  4. John Davidson, Gibson Night at Club Sandwich, Friday, June 23rd. Only $35, for the show and transportation.
  5. NH Boat Museum, Wednesday, June 28th. $19 for transportation and entrance. Lunch on own at Village Kitchen (cash only)
  6. Woodman Museum where science, history and art come together. Friday July 7th. $20. Lunch on your own at the Farmer’s Kitchen.
  7. The Everly Set at Club Sandwich, Friday July 13th, $35 Playing music of the Everly brothers, who influenced artists from the Beatles to Simon & Garfunkel
  8. Barnstormer’s Agatha Christie, The Stranger. Thursday July 27th. $40. Dinner on your own at the Ossipee Station.
  9. Maine State Ballet Hansel & Gretel: Saturday, August 5th, only $30. Lunch on your own at Foreside Tavern.
  10. SeaSide Pavilion The Diamonds, Tuesday, August 8th. Only $32. Dinner on own at Ken’s.
  11. SeaSide Pavilion The Carpenter Tribute, Tuesday, August 15th. Only $32. Dinner on own at Ken’s.
  12. Other Shows that need sign ups for tickets:
    • Mount Washington Haunted Winnipesauke Full Moon Cruise 9/28 $79 (includes dessert buffet). Dinner on own at Village Kitchen.
    • Hansel & Gretel Ballet, 8/5 $30
    • Magic of Christmas 12/8 $50
  13. Other trips to museums, and scenic tours:
    • MWV Band, free. 7/11 (Gibson Night 7/18), 8/1
    • White Mountain Museum: Old Man of the Mountain. 8/23. Bus donation
    • A day at Crescent Beach 8/31 $15
    • KHS 100th Anniversary 9/22 bus donation
    • Strawbery Banke 10/10 $25 Lunch on your own at Liberty Fare

Lancaster Show Trip:

Lancaster Show Trip

  • September 18 – September 21, 2023

Tour Highlights:

Explore Amish Country. Enjoy two shows: Sight and Sound Theaters Moses; and a show at Magic & Wonder Theater. Includes breakfast and dinner each day, with mouthwatering Amish inspired cooking. Deposit of $75 now accepted

For full itinerary and booking, click the link below:

Trip Flyer

Spain’s Costa del Sol & Madrid:

pain's Costa del Sol & Madrid

  • April 6-14, 2024

Tour Highlights:

Highlights include Malaga, Picasso Museum, Marbella, Sentenil de las Bodegas, Ronda, Home-Hosted Lunch, The Alhambra, Madrid, Segovia, time for the golden beaches, and high speed train from the coast to Madrid.

For full itinerary and booking, click the link below:

Spotlight on South Dakota:

Spotlight on South Dakota

  • September 13-19, 2024

Tour Highlights:

Six nights in Rapid City with day tours to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Bad Lands, Devils Tower, Wall, Deadwood, as well as a lot of wild life along the way

Click here for trip flyer.

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