“Make the decision to come to Sherwood Oaks while you are young and active enough to enjoy it,” advises Loretta Pospistle. Loretta and her husband Richard, have been residents since 2006. They love the fact that the residents develop and run the activities at Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community and they are taking full advantage of them to match their energetic lifestyle.
At this active Pittsburgh retirement community, Loretta participates in Tai Chi and shares a weekly walk as part of the Walk with a Friend program. She puts on her dancing shoes and joins husband Richard to take part in line dancing fun. “I enjoy games,” says Loretta, “and I play poker, dominoes, and a variety of card games. I also like to play Mah Jongg, but there wasn’t a play group here at Sherwood, so Richard and I started one!”
“I enjoy being active and helping others,” says Richard, who frequently entertains residents on his keyboard.
Now that he has time to devote to it, Richard is getting back to painting as a member of the art group. He spends time with the resident art instructor and is working in both acrylic and watercolors. He has served on the Program Committee in this retirement community that secures outside entertainment such as musical, comedy and guest speakers to perform at Sherwood Oaks. And as a member of the Dining Services Committee, he has also participated in determining healthful and appetizing food options and reviews resident comments.
When Loretta served as a member of the Health Affairs Committee, she received health care concerns of residents and helped develop educational programs, such as preventing falls. She felt honored when asked to create a permanent Sherwood Oaks historical display for the Oak Lodge. “Richard and I love to be active and involved, but we make certain to set aside time each day to spend with each other.”
Other popular activities at this retirement community include the indoor heated swimming pool, Landscape Committee, Book Club, Ceramics and Art Classes.
Sherwood Oaks residents currently have over 50 committees and activities available on campus. They know that active people are happier, healthier and a whole lot of fun to be around. Click here to read more about the activities available at Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community.