Clubs, groups, events and activities
Opportunities abound at Warm Beach. Below is a brief overview of groups, activities and programs currently available. Each group or club plans its own programs, activities and meeting times. Some groups choose to take a break for summer months or end of year holidays. This list is by no means exhaustive, and additional special programs can be found on our Events Calendar or through our online Newsletter.
Click on each title for more information.
Beachwood Boys Men's Choir
Meets Wednesdays at 2 p.m. in the Cedar Court Dining Room (September to November, and February through May)
This men's choir performs in various venues both on campus and off campus, including the Voice of Hope Benefit Event for Housing Hope held each Spring in Stanwood.
Contact: John Sinkevich
Bible Studies & Prayer Groups
Current Bible Study Groups
- Men's Berean Bible Study - Bob Magee, Leader
- Women's Bible Study - Kitty Magee, Leader
- Community Prayer Group, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in The Gathering Place. Bobbie Diester, Leader
- Weekly and Community Prayer Group, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in Beachwood Lounge. Ike Timm, Leader
- Prayer Newsletter, distributed weekly. Karen Bumpus, Leader
Christian Advocates Men's Group
Meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in Beachwood Lounge.
Each meeting time includes breakfast ($5 suggested donation) and a devotional message with a featured guest speaker from local area ministry, not-for profit and government agencies, our own residents, or WBSC staff.
Contact: Aaron Feik
Coffee with Friends
This group meets each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in our Eagle's View restaurant for coffee and fellowship. Participants bring homemade and purchased baked goods to share with the group.
Raised garden beds are available for residents who wish to garden in an area larger than the perimeter offered outside your home or apartment. The raised Community Garden boxes are located on the east side of Marine Drive directly across from our South Entrance.
Contact: Bud McDole
Meets: Projects are scheduled by the group.
If you love making our grounds and gathering spaces beautiful for others to enjoy, this may be the group for you. Taking on a few projects each year, the collective impact is one of tremendous blessing to our residents, and their friends and families alike.
Contact: Bud McDole
Meets weekly in The Studio downstairs in Beachwood.
This group performs multiple times each year both on and off campus. The weekly Tuesday and Wednesday rehearsal times vary depending upon the choir group to which you belong.
Contact: Muriel Arndt
Health & Wellness Series
Our Health & Wellness Series is a monthly forum that covers a variety of health and wellness topics. Presentations are made by doctors, therapists, and a variety of local area volunteers with subject matter experience. Meetings are generally held in Beachwood Lounge and are free for anyone in the community to enjoy. Check out our Events Calendar or sign up for our Online Newsletter for upcoming session times, topics, and locations.
Line Dancing meets on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. in The Studio located downstairs in Beachwood.
No experience is necessary to enjoy this fun group and musical exercise.
Contact: Lynn Edison
Painting with Friends
Meets weekly on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in The Studio downstairs in Beachwood.
This informal group is as much about the sharing as the painting. For experienced or novice alike, join us for the joy of painting.
Contact: Lynn Edison
Meets every other month on the 3rd Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in Beachwood Lounge.
Representatives for each neighborhood are elected. There are reports from the various Resident Council Committees and our leadership staff at each meeting. The purpose of the Resident council is:
- Make suggestions for the enrichment of the community and to assist in their implementation.
- Provide a channel for residents to communicate concerns and suggestions to leadership staff.
- Assist in planning and providing direction for the social functions of the community.
Contact: Bud McDole.
Sandpipers Women's Choir
Sandpipers Women's Choir meets Thursdays at 2 pm. in Beachwood Lounge on the fireside. This lively, spirited choral group sings for periodic Vespers Services, Sunday Worship, and other special occasions both on and off campus.
Contact Director, Bob Cathey.
Strong Seniors meets twice a week for 60 minutes. These resident led, resistance training exercises are designed to increase strength, balance and endurance using a combination of dumbbells, adjustable ankle weights, and the participant's own body weight. The hour includes a warm up, exercise, and cool down periods.
Contact: Donna Timm or Cass Owens
Shopping Trips to Stanwood
Shopping Trips to Stanwood alternate between Haggen and QFC areas every Wednesday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The shopping bus leaves from outside the Front Reception desk lobby. There is no cost for transportation. It is advised to call ahead to the Front Receptionist to place your name on the trip roster. The bus driver will work with you to help you go to the places and businesses to which you need to go, within reasonable time constraints.
Contact is the Front Receptionist phone: (360) 652-7585
Sit Aerobics meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Beachwood Lounge on the fireside. Resident led exercises are personalized to individual levels of capability.
Warm Beach Fellowship
Warm Beach Fellowship meets monthly and features an entertainment program and time of fellowship, as well as news about the activities of the Warm Beach Fellowship organization. The Fellowship organizes and hosts the Annual Bazaar held in November. Contributions to this group have greatly enhanced our community including the purchase of buses, equipment, and the recent remodels of our Eagle's View restaurant.
Contact: Ruth Youngsman or Elaine Becker
Meets the fourth Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in Beachwood Lounge on the fireside.
Writers Club is a gathering of experienced and would-be writers who share their craft and gain support and tips. A collection of the group's writings titled "Reflections" was published annually for several years.
Contact: Bud McDole
Sunday Worship Service
Sundays at 10:30am in Beachwood Lounge
Weekly Worship Service is an interdenominational gathering officiated by our resident Chaplain and features guest worship leaders from area churches, as well as visits from the Joy Ensemble, Beachwood Boys, and Sandpipers Women's Chorus. Residents from all our independent, assisted, and skilled nursing areas attend; as well as many neighbors from the nearby communities of Warm Beach, Stanwood, Silvana, and Lakewood. Volunteers are regularly needed to help bring residents to and from our assisted living and skilled nursing areas.
Contact: Chaplain Ike Timm.
Meets the first Wednesday of each month at noon in the Beachwood Lounge.
No experience is necessary to participate and enjoy this energetic and impromptu group -- all are welcome!
Contact: Smitty in Facilities
Scrapbooking and/or Card Making
This group meets each Friday at 2:00 p.m. in The Studio downstairs in Beachwood.
Join this informal group to share ideas, make keepsakes of your treasured memories, or create unique cards. Enjoy plenty of room to spread out and work with your own supplies or use the available supplies on hand to incorporate in your projects.
Contact: Gwen Hoistad