Amenities & Activities

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Dining

Meet with neighbors and friends for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch at Irem Clubhouse. Enjoy your  meal in the restaurant, pub, patio or terrace. Dine on American-inspired cuisine including weekly and nightly chef specials.

Select the Masonic Village Resident Dining Plan or the Member Rewards Program, each offering unique benefits. Or, enjoy the menu à la carte.

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The Irem Clubhouse offers a world of choices, from International Cuisine to live entertainment. Visit the Irem Clubhouse website for more specials and events.

Amenities and Activities

Recreation

Nearby Wilkes-Barre boasts more than a dozen parks with hiking trails, tennis courts, horseshoe courts and a shuffleboard area. The area features Yankees Minor League Baseball, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Minor League Hockey TeamMohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and the F.M. Kirby Center for performing arts.

Five local colleges and universities offer lifelong learning courses, athletic and cultural programs, art exhibits and entertainment events.

Amenities

Living in the picturesque mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the region offers many recreational, shopping, cultural and educational opportunities. Residents of Masonic Village enjoy fun, fitness, and enrichment right outside their door with exercise classes, wellness and educational seminars, and an 18 hour golf course all available right on-site. Neighborhood gatherings and parties, as well as various clubs and other activities, provide opportunity to meet and socialize with your neighbors.

Misericodia University

Residents have access to:

  • Anderson Sports and Health Center, including a fitness center, exercise classes, indoor walking track, racquetball court and indoor pool
  • Continuing education and lifelong learning courses
  • Elderhostel and Senior Fellows programs
  • State-of-the-art library
  • Cultural events including art exhibits, sporting events, theater and musical concerts

Clubs

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Reading and Study

Lean about living well and healthy aging. Local experts from Misericordia University, the Mercy Center and other area organizations present topics ranging from fitness basics to memory loss to a sleep seminar and much more.

Meeting Details:
Spring session (March-May) and fall session (Sept-Nov): Dates/times vary. There is no charge to attend.

Catch up on your reading and discover new favorites!

Meeting Details: Times and dates vary based on season. Consult the resident activities calendar for the most updated information.

Engage in a diverse study of the Bible, including interpretations, discussions of faith and history.

Meeting Details:
Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Through our partnerships, we offer several programs and courses throughout the year covering various topics of interest. Consult the resident activities calendar for more details!
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Arts and Crafts

Create a different piece each week while socializing with friends.

Meeting Details:
Thursday, from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Walther Apartments – Resident Lounge

Held monthly in the Walther Apartments – Resident Lounge.
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Games

Poker group meets every other Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

Pinochle group meets every other Thursday at 1 p.m.

Engage in a variety of board games with friends.

Meeting Details:
Held monthly in the Walther Apartments – Resident Lounge

Offered bi-weekly, on Mondays, at 1 p.m.
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Celebrations

Join fellow residents as they honor those celebrating a birthday each month with cake and refreshments.

Meeting Details:
Held monthly in the Walther Apartments – Resident Lounge

• Memorial Day celebration
• Annual Fourth of July picnic
• Halloween pizza party
• Christmas tree trimming and cookie exchange at the Walther Apartments
• Christmas caroling and sing along at the Walther Apartments
• Annual resident holiday party at the Irem Clubhouse
• Annual Holiday Art and Music Celebration
• New Year’s Eve celebration
Every summer, welcome your new neighbors and meet up with current friends.

Meeting Details:
Every July (date/time TBD) on the Irem Restaurant Patio.

Enjoy grilled favorites, outdoor games and fun with friends and neighbors.

Meeting Details:
Date/time TBD in the Francis Slocum State Park

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Sports

Tai Chi for Arthritis® is designed to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis using Sun-style Tai Chi. This style includes agile steps and exercises that may improve mobility, breathing and relaxation. The movements don’t require deep bending or squatting.

Meeting Details:
Wednesdays, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., in the Irem Clubhouse. Spring session (March-May) and Fall session (Sept-Dec).
Cost: $65/session (first class is free).

Burn more calories and strengthen your body in less time by using poles.

Meeting Details:
2015 spring and fall sessions: Wednesdays, April 1 – May 27, 2015 (Fall dates to TBA)
Cost: $30 for nine sessions.

Join fellow residents for light to moderate stretching, both sitting and standing. Men and women of all levels are welcome.

Meeting Details:
Tuesdays, from March 17 – May 20, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., in the Irem Clubhouse Acacia Room. One time cost of $30 for all sessions.

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Social Groups

Venture into the community for breakfast at local establishments.

Meeting Details:
Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. Meet in the Walther Apartments lobby. Costs will vary.

Association meetings are headed by the resident executive committee which is made up of elected representatives of the villas and apartments. The committee also meets monthly with the executive director to discuss items of interest to residents.

Meeting Details:
Association Meetings are held quarterly in the Irem Clubhouse at 2 p.m. All residents are invited to attend.

A subset of the Resident Association, the activities committee meets monthly to develop the activities program. A monthly calendar is provided to each Masonic Village resident.

Meeting Details:
Meets monthly in the Walther Apartments – Resident Lounge.

Gather for good food and companionship. Each week, a guest speaker addresses a different topic. A portion of the cost is donated to charity. Attendees are also asked to bring a non-perishable item for the local food bank.

Meeting Details:
Tuesdays at 8 a.m. in the Irem Clubhouse. Cost is $8 per person.