RECREATION & CELEBRATION
DECEMBER EVENTS 2022
In appreciation of residents Joan, Mary, and Eleonor, who begin a new chapter, a pizza party was held in early December. On Winter Solstice, a gathering took place to welcome our 2022 recent residents Jackie, Kathy, Nancy Ce, Summer, and Taylar, followed by dancing for those who stayed to cleanup (photos by Sandra). On Christmas, Del, Jill, Karen, Kathy, and Marvel prepared farolitos (traditional New Mexico lanterns, constructed of paper bags, sand, and candles, which are customarily used to light the way of the Holy Family at Christmas as well as for sacred and social events). The group then created an evening farolito walk in the heart of the community.
JOHN & KAREN'S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
In mid-August 2022 on their 50th anniversary, John and Karen invited the community to join them in a re-creation of their wedding brunch. Much laughter, celebration, and good food was enjoyed by all who attended.
SENDOFF FOR DICK AT COFFEE HOUR
Sand River's first March 2022 Coffee Hour doubled as a sendoff to Dick who departed the next morning for the East Coast to live closer to family.
VALENTINE'S BRUNCH 2022
TEAM BUILDING WORKSHOP 2020
POP-UP CARD WORKSHOP 2020
PAM'S NEW BEGINNINGS PARTY 2018
COMMUNITY ART PROJECT 2018
NIELS' BIRTHDAY 2017
MARTY'S GOODBYE PARTY 2016
JAN'S GOODBYE BRUNCH 2013
"You were born with wings." —Rumi
We celebrate holidays, share meals, mark turning points, or play together in such events as an outing to historic Las Golondrinas, a goodbye brunch, a ping-pong tournament, or a movie night.
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY CAKE
BOOK CLUB—Brings residents together for discussion of a previously selected book and suggests a new book for reading
MOVIE NITE—Screens weekly films in the common house followed by optional discussion
COMMUNITY ART PROJECT—Gathers residents to create art for the common house interior