Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Penn State provides a variety of educational and social activities that accentuate the joy of learning and personal fulfillment. Plus, you’ll have access to some of the university’s best music, dance, theatre, and other performances. And right here on the Foxdale campus, we have regularly scheduled lectures, musical performances and enrichment programs in our auditorium.
Explore your creative side in our art studio, needlework room, or woodshop. Or maybe visit our on-site art gallery, which features ongoing exhibits for artists—many of them Foxdale residents. If you like to write, maybe join the writing group that publishes Miscellany, Foxdale’s literary magazine. And if you like to sing, there’s the Foxdale Chorus.
With plentiful opportunities to become involved as much as you’d like—both at Foxdale and in the State College area—residents volunteer with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, the State College Food Bank, and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Some residents enjoy intergenerational activities and volunteer at the Friends School next door, serving as reading buddies for students. Or maybe you’d like to be a part of the Foxdale Residents Association, volunteer in the Foxdale library or gift shop, or join one of the many resident-led interest groups.
Foxdale has plenty of ways for you to maintain physical wellness. Take advantage of our Wellness Center, featuring a fitness studio, exercise equipment, and the Healing Waters Therapy Pool. We offer weekly classes with our full-time exercise specialists including Beginner Yoga, CORE Strength and Flexibility, Water Volleyball and Aqua Aerobics. We also offer a PWR! Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery® program. Foxdale’s campus has a one-mile marked walking path that runs throughout the gardens of the community. And if ever needed, physical, occupational and rehabilitation therapies are available.
There are many opportunities to explore your spiritual side here at Foxdale and in the State College community. Many Foxdale residents participate in activities at area churches. Also, a group of Quaker residents meets weekly in the Community Center. Each week, we hold a non-denominational worship service that offers residents time for personal reflection and spirituality. Pastors from area churches lead these services. There are Bible study groups that meet regularly at Foxdale. You’ll also find our Quaker philosophy throughout every aspect of Foxdale Village.