Activities at The Hearthstone
Activities, Programs and Events
Residents in any of our buildings have access to a full complement of event and activities programming. Each week, opportunities exist for creative engagement with an active social circle of friends who love to learn, create and explore together. Below are just a few examples of the many activities, programs, and special events we host in the community.
Arts, Culture & History
Watercolor & Wine
Our homegrown paint-and-sip program is fun for novice painters and experienced artists.
Seattle History with David B Williams
Learn the rich history of our city, neighborhoods and native cultures.
Hart Plays Piano! Bach’s Goldberg Variations
Our resident pianist plays the first 15 Goldberg Variations by Bach.
Hearthstone Speakers’ Bureau
On the third Tuesday of every month, residents are invited to share their expertise and experiences on various topics and personal stories.
Every Friday, our local writers gather to workshop and share their work with each other.
Social Fun & Connection
Bingo! Every fourth Thursday
Learn new card games or sit in on the games you already know and love
Every Saturday, we gather to watch a movie presented and hand-selected by the Hearthstone Movie Committee. Informal discussion and analysis often follow.
Join your neighbors for popcorn and an afternoon film
Celebrating our living history neighbors who have served our country
Come as you aren’t. Or as you truly are.
Learning & Growing
Enjoy 30 minutes of group meditation for mindfulness, stress management, and a new perspective! Increase self-awareness, imagination, creativity, patience, and tolerance.
Designed for beginners, you can learn how to safely use our fully equipped woodshop from an experienced woodworker!
Sign Language – a 5-week series
Learn the basics of American sign language.
Web seminars and classes on Zoom
Resilience: Do You Have It? Can You Develop It?
Resilience is an emotional muscle that can be strengthened at any time. Join us to review one model for living through setbacks as we age and share ways you have survived challenges in your life.
Coffee & Tea & Charley
This is a four-week Zoom teleconference series. Join Professor Jake as we explore John Steinbeck’s Travels with his French poodle Charley, a wonderful book about the Nobel Prize-winning author re-discovering America.
A New Cold War?
Why are the United States and Russia Enemies Again?
Worship & Resources
Wheelchair & Walker Clinic
Open to all residents who need their wheelchairs or walkers tightened, adjusted, or evaluated for needed repairs. It’s first-come, first-served, and free
Fellowship with Pam – First Monday of every month
Bible Study – Weekly study for independent residents
Sunday Service – Magnolia, Phinney Ridge, Richmond Beach, Queen Anne Lutheran Churches or Luther Memorial Church
Worship – A Sermon for Every Sunday
Exercise & Fitness Classes
Better Bones & Balance
Fitness Equipment Training
Welcome to The Hearthstone
To learn more please call (206) 517-2216 or fill out the form on this page.
I say, “The Hearthstone is a Special Place to live.” Yes! I moved to Hearthstone about a year ago. Before ‘life’s restrictions’ and masks I enjoyed new friends in the dining room, common area presentations and activities, walks around Green Lake. During the COVID period of seclusion the staff has been most caring of us; ‘Heroes’ we call them. I felt safe from the beginning. I can still walk Green Lake or visit the Wellness Center five days a week to exercise on high-tech equipment (with masks and a limited number of exercisers). And, massages are again offered. I’m happy I made the decision to move to Hearthstone when I did!
A Disneyland for Seniors” was my initial description for family and friends of my transition to the Hearthstone. I so enjoyed the dining, activities (especially ping-pong), exercise and access to Green Lake Nature walks. That all came to a halt in March ‘20 with the arrival of Covid-19. Now I am grateful to be cocooned as a “bird in a gilded cage” to wait out this pandemic. A monthly newsletter “the Spark” with educational articles and enriching life stories leaves me humbled to be neighbors with such special folks. Hearthstone even has two centurion residents as role models!
My move into the Hearthstone’s Cove West, just over a year ago, was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. My criteria for the decision included; a facility with a continuum of care, flat terrain for walking, located in or near a vibrant community, and, of course, value. All my criteria was met at the Hearthstone in the Green Lake Neighborhood, with the added plus pleasant, welcoming neighbors and a staff ready to assist me in any way. I definitely made the right decision.
Selecting a place to spend your final years is a difficult, and very private, decision. My wife and I moved into The Hearthstone about a month before the pandemic shutdown. And after several months of living here under shutdown conditions we are so pleased with our choice. We have felt very safe, comfortable, and well looked after. Though we've not been able to establish new social relationships the way we would ordinarily do, we have enjoyed sharing the experience with our new acquaintances.
The transition to my new home has been seamless. The residents and staff have been welcoming and helpful all along the way and I have appreciated how light and open it feels here at Hearthstone.
Since moving into Cove East, over 7 months ago, we can now say that we love our new home. That being said, we can’t say that it has been easy. The corona virus has presented us all with challenges. BUT, we are so glad to be living in this community of like-minded neighbors. Even though we only know each other with masks, we have found everyone at Cove East to be friendly and caring. We are all anxious for the day when we will be able to socialize in person. I know we are all looking forward to a more normal life.