Programs at University Retirement Community

University Retirement Community residents are accomplished people from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. They are socially active and enjoy learning new things. Our campus is home to many different types of interest groups, where residents enjoy their favorite hobbies or pursue new avenues of cultural, recreational, or educational adventure.

Many activities are organized by our Community Outreach Department, while others have been organized by residents themselves. With so many different activities and groups to choose from, you’re sure to find several that appeal to your personal interests.

  • Arts, Crafts & Hobbies: Watercolor, oil painting, jewelry making, sculpting, woodworking, quilters
  • Cards & Board Games: Bridge, duplicate bridge, poker, mah-jongg, chess, checkers, jigsaw puzzles, cribbage, pinochle
  • Educational Programs & Lectures: Presentations about health, financial planning, and current news events, brain fitness, Inquiring Minds
  • Fitness & Exercise Programs: Fitness Center with treadmills, stationary bikes, and strength training equipment, Indoor and Outdoor Pools and Spas, Therapy Pool, weekly classes include circuit training, low-impact aerobics, seated aerobics, stretch and tone, tai chi, and yogalates; blood pressure clinics
  • Interest Groups: Play reading, poetry, book, meditation, pilots, veterans
  • Entertainment: Saturday night movies, piano recitals, visiting performances, and musical groups of all types
  • Recreation: Billiards, bocce ball, walking, tennis, golfing, biking
  • Special Events: Bizarre Bazaar, Annual Foundation Dinner Celebration
  • Trips & Tours: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Woodland Opera House, de Young Museum, Lawrence Hall of Science, Crocker Art Museum, Ironstone Vineyards & Winery just to name a few.
  • Volunteer Groups: Residents volunteer with local schools, community groups, and on campus at University Retirement Community