Programs & Activities
A Robust Community Lifestyle
Princeton Windrows believes we all have areas of expertise, interests, and talents worth sharing. Activities, classes and programs at Windrows have evolved over the years based on suggestions from staff and our resident’ Committees. We take all ideas to heart, and try to implement the most popular ones as soon as possible. The physical, mental and spiritual health of our homeowners is paramount. Activities that are intellectually and socially engaging, as well as physically challenging, keep residents happy, energetic and empowered.
For lovers of the arts, Princeton Windrows offers an art group, art lectures, a variety of classes in our Art Studio, embroidery and needlecraft instruction, three annual exhibits and receptions in our Woodrow Wilson Art Gallery, and day trips to Princeton-area art galleries and preeminent museums.
Literature and film aficionados appreciate that we offer a book club, a Book Discussion Group, Forum, Great Books, “Great Decisions,” a guest-speaker series and a resident-led weekend lecture series, Library displays and talks, a Library Group, a Literature and Film Group, movie nights, a Poetry Group, “Reminiscences on Paper,” and our “Wednesdays at Windrows” lecture series.
For health, fitness and exercise, Princeton Windrows offers chair core-strengthening exercises and chair yoga; classes for stability and strength, strong bones, and “Stronger Seniors”; tai chi, water aerobics and water zumba, yoga, and a Low-Vision Group. For outdoor recreation, there are courts for bocce ball, croquet and tennis, and a nature trail for jogging and walking.
Residents who love game playing can sign up for duplicate bridge, mahjong, Mexican dominos, and poker nights.
For those who love to explore the Princeton area, opportunities for day trips are plentiful—to art museums, gourmet restaurants, historic sites, nature trails, Princeton University’s campus, shopping venues, symphonies, and musical and theatre performances. And it goes without saying that the cultural riches of New York City and Philadelphia are each just a short train ride away.
Princeton Windrows offers dance and music lovers a dance exercise class, four annual onsite Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concerts, monthly “Sing-Along with Bill Bauer” gatherings, seasonal choral concerts, Swing-Along dance, use of our Living Room piano, Warblers Chorus, and Windrows’ Chorus.
Pet owners can gather at Pet Club meetings and take their dogs out together for socializing and walks. For the medical needs of their pets (dogs, cats and birds), Princeton Windrows’ residents can book an onsite appointment with our visiting vet, for annual exams, shots, vaccinations, and other services.
Religious activities and holiday meals at Princeton Windrows include Bible reading, Christmas, Easter meals and Seder celebrations, a rosary prayer group, and trips to holiday events held in Princeton and surrounding towns.
For science and technology lifelong learners, we offer a Photography Club, instruction and use of Computer Room equipment, and a Science Group.
Popular Off-Campus Cultural Activities and Performances
In addition to the plethora of activities and programs offered on our campus, many popular offerings at off-campus venues are readily accessible by your own car or transportation provided by Princeton Windrows. These include: Free Summer Chamber Concerts; George Street Playhouse; McCarter: Driven to Excellence, Thursday Morning Matinees, Music & Dance Subscription Packages; Met Opera at the Regal Cinema; Philadelphia Orchestra; Princeton University Concert Classic Series.
Resident-Led Interest Groups
Some of our interest groups are resident-led, focusing on a specific topic or interest shared with other residents. These interest groups are: Gray Gardens, “Great Decisions,” Forum, Library, Literature and Film, Photography, Low Vision, Poetry, Reminiscences on Paper, and Science Group.