Some activities are annual affairs that residents look forward to year round. The Spring Salad luncheon and Holiday Brunch are favorites. Another favorite event was the Mother-Daughter luncheon, which allowed residents to invite family members to share quality time and good food, with their mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, sisters and friends. And in spite of the way it sounds, the gentlemen were not left out. They very graciously volunteered to help serve the ladies on this special event.
Outings away from Crawford Manor are also popular; made possible in part by an eight passenger (wheelchair accessible) van. During the theater season, residents are treated to productions at the Civic Theater (located on the grounds of Marion College), and the Pike Performing Arts Center. Other outings include: picnics, explorations, viewing holiday lights, and special luncheons such as the Ayers Tea Room located in the new Indiana State Museum.
However, you don't necessarily need to leave Crawford Manor to experience live entertainment. We are frequently blessed by the generosity of local talent. The Boone County Retired Teachers Chorus and other choirs, jazz bands, and of course children, have provided countless hours of entertainment.
Seldom does a holiday go by without some type of activity organized by the Resident Activity Committee. Pitch-in dinners are very popular along with chili suppers, spaghetti dinners, fish fry's, bean suppers - you name it. Euchre and Bingo are regular events on the Crawford Manor Calendar. Residents are welcome and encouraged to suggest activities or special events.
A non-denominational worship service is held weekly, and is presided over by a ministry group from a local church. Residents of all faiths are welcome to hold services in the building, as well as establish discussion forums or study groups.
Maybe you have always had a garden, and just don't want to move into an apartment environment because apartments and gardens don't seem to go together. Not so at Crawford Manor! If it is vegetables that you want to watch grow, the Crawford Manor staff provides raised garden boxes to eliminate some of the bending and stooping. Maybe it is flowers that peak your interest. Not a problem! Many residents have developed beautiful flower gardens around the exterior of the building.
For the first time in 2005, Crawford Manor sponsored an Arts and Crafts Show for residents to display their talents. It was an opportunity for all of the talented and creative people who call Crawford Manor home to display the fruits of their efforts.
Crawford Manor residents are also provided with a monthly newsletter. This newsletter keeps them informed of monthly activities. It also provides many items of information that enables them to live in a healthy, safe environment. You can read the latest issue of the "CRAWFORD CHATTER" by clicking here.
Crawford Manor is not just a place to live. It is a place to make new friends and live life to the fullest.