Both Bob Hope Village and Hawthorn House maintain robust activities programs which would not be possible without the generosity of donors.
While life at both places would not be complete without regular bingo games, activities vary to suit all needs. Residents continue to be interested in technology so a touch screen computer is now available at Hawthorn House for residents to play computer games, and Wii bowling continues in popularity. These computers also allow them to access sites similar to WDW Bingo and explore other online games. Some of the computers cater to residents who speak a different language. They could access online bingo sites similar to Bingo Olé, where they can play online flash games (or juegos de bingos) for Spanish speakers. For those who like to explore, outings with transportation are available, and for those who like to love on a furry friend, therapy dogs make regular visits.
Each month a schedule of activities is planned to allow residents to be as busy as they want to be. “We strive to provide a little bit of everything in the way of activities for our residents,” Hawthorn House Administrator Leigh Rice said. “It’s important to have fun at every age and we want to make sure everyone here has an opportunity to sing, dance, laugh, learn, and enjoy life to the fullest.”