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Resident Life

Community living offers so much more than a nice apartment in an attractive building with access to health care. When you become a resident of Residences at Vantage Point, you unlock access to a world of opportunities as well as new friends with whom to enjoy them. Educational seminars, speakers, games, hobbies, fitness, movies, the arts, community governance and other special interest groups await you.

The Weekly Bulletin

Each week Residences at Vantage Point produces the Weekly Bulletin, a publication chock full of things to do, places to go and people to see within the Vantage Point community as well as throughout greater Columbia.

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Activity Calendars

Click the links below to see the current activity calendar for each neighborhood.

Monterey Place Calendar Cedar Place Calendar Aspen Place Calendar

 
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Did You Know?

Members of Vantage Point’s Maryland Continuing Care Residents Association (MaCCRA) Chapter provide new residents with personalized welcome tours and helpful information about day-to-day life in their new home.

The Weekly Bulletin publishing team devotes a corner of the resident newsletter to a column titled Did You Know? that offers informational tidbits and useful reminders about life in the community. Some examples include:

  • Did you know you can use your dining credit to purchase additional items such as party trays, meats, cheeses and cookie options from a order sheet that can be found in the Market Place?
  • Did you know that to-go containers from the dining room can be rinsed off and recycled?
  • Did you know that Residences at Vantage Point has partnered with Lyft to offer on demand car service?
  • Did you know that on-site shopping carts are provided for the convenience of all residents?
  • Did you know that on-site dental services are available by contacting the Wellness Center to make an appointment?
 

Things to do at Residences at Vantage Point

While this is not a comprehensive list of all there is to do at Residences at Vantage Point, it sure is a great start!

Arts, Crafts & Photography
Classes change regularly:
Howard Community College Faculty Artists Pencil & Watercolor Art Class for all levels Acrylic Art Class for all levels
Zentangle Art Class
Mixed Media Art
Fiber Arts: Knitting and Crocheting
Knit One, Crochet Too!
Card Making Class
Mardi Gras Mask Making
Photography Group

Books, Literature, Writing
Creative Writing Class
Poetry Group
Book Discussion Group

Civics
Vantage Point MaCCRA Chapter
League of Women Voters

Community Governance
Finance Committee
RA Floor Reps. Meeting
Library Committee
RA Health Services Committee
RA Hospitality Committee
RA Marketing Committee
RA Grounds & Garden Committee

Dining & Social
Happy Hour
National Margarita Day Party

Education
Beginning Spanish
Spanish Conversation Group

Games
Bingo
Bridge – Assorted, Duplicate, Drop-in
Canasta Group
Mahjong Players
Rummikub
Scrabble Players
Trivia Game Quiz
Wii Bowling

Fitness, Health & Wellness
CFItness Equipment Orientation
Balance, Strength & Mobility Class
Stretch & Flex
Arm, Shoulder & Leg Exercises
Low Back & Abdominal Workout
Chest, Back & Core Exercises
Muscle Toning
Parkinson’s Movement & Exercises
WIlde Lake – Swim Center Pool Open Swim
Yoga: Chair, Gentle Fusion, For Everyone
Rock Steady Boxing
T’ai Chi
Walking Destination Trips: Wincopin Trail, Jones Falls
Meditation / Relaxation Class
Brain Games – Think About It!
Zumba / Cardio Dance
Dance for PD (Parkinson’s Disease)

Holiday and Other Celebrations

Movies
Assorted classic, current and newly-released movies

Music
Regular program of vocalists, pianists, instrumentalists

News & Views Discussion Group

Speakers
Some past speakers have been included: Hal Bookbinder on “The Changing Borders of Eastern Europe”,
Steve Friedman on “Musicals My Grandchildren Should See Once”,
Ernest Liotti (Osher) on “Leonard Bernstein”,
Bebe Drew Price on “Charles R. Drew MD, Pioneer in Blood Research”,
TED Talk, Isabel Wilerson, “The Great Migration and the Power of a Single Decision”,
Fun with Genealogy, Bill Amos, Top: “Family Legends”,
Keven Fitzgerald, “Town Center Real Estate”,
Jan Leavy, “Talkin’ Baseball”,
Ft. Meade Military Servicemen, meet and greet Vantage Point Veterans

Support
Alzheimer’s & Memory Loss Caregivers Support Group
Caregivers Support Group
Family Council
Low Vision Group

Theater
Actor’s Workshop

Trips
Regular shopping trips circuiting Columbia:
Columbia Mall/Whole Foods/Library/Various Banks
Dorsey’s Search/Giant
East Columbia Marketplace
Gateway Overlook/Costco/Trader Joe’s
Harper’s Choice
King’s Contrivance/Harris Teeter/M&T Bank/CVS
Long Gate Shopping Center Safeway/Columbia Bank
Super Walmart
Wegmans/Dobbin Center/Walmart/Capital One Bank
 
A Sampling of Local Trips:
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Baltimore
Arena Stage, “The Heiress”, “Junk”
Baysox Baseball Game
Cherry Blossom Bus Tour
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Laurel Historical Museum, “Is There a Doctor In The House?”
National Museum of Women in the Arts, “The Contour of Felling”
Parkinson’s Disease Symposium
Peabody Library
Willard Hackerman Map Collection

Volunteerism
Howard County Food Bank

Worship/Spirituality
Catholic Communion Service
Protestant Services
Jewish Shabbat and holiday services
Wilde Lake Interfaith Center
Worship Service