Parkside has a history of involving the community in campus activities. In the last few years we have started a monthly men’s coffee and women’s fellowship, German buffets, Easter egg hunts, kids cooking classes and more. Moving into a retirement community does not mean that residents are no longer part of the greater community. Parkside’s goal is to continue to foster community activities to benefit residents and the Hillsboro community.
Each summer Parkside hosts one or two meals at the Hillsboro Farmers’ Market. We brainstormed ways to get the Hillsboro community involved. Each year we plan a Hawaiian Luau for our residents and families. We thought a great way to include the community in our activity was to bring the Hawaiian Luau to the Farmers’ Market. The Luau will be at the Thursday, July 21 Farmers’ Market in Memorial Park from 5-7 pm.
The evening will include a Hawaiian themed meal as part of fundraising efforts to purchase folding chairs for future public and family events at Parkside. Krista Matlock with Studio 23 will have her students to perform a Hawaiian dance.
Luaus may be a Hawaiian tradition, but we invite the entire Hillsboro community to join us as we bring the luau to a land-locked state. For more information about activities at Parkside you can view upcoming events on our website. If you are looking for ways to give back to a faith based not-for-profit retirement community we are always searching for volunteers to help us enrich the lives of the residents we serve.