1700 W. Bender Road
Glendale, WI 53209


Activities and Lifestyle

The activities offered at Laurel Oaks match the diverse make-up of those who live here. People at Laurel Oaks are as active as they want to be. Every month there is a full calendar of social and educational opportunities offered, including specialized programs for those with dementia.

In our communities, seniors do not merely reside. They thrive. That’s because ensuring their good health and helping them stay active and engaged isn’t merely part of a mission statement that hangs on a wall, it’s part of our daily routine. And our full-time Lifestyle Director monitors the number and types of programs at Laurel Oaks monthly to make sure that the expected balance of social, wellness, creative, educational and spiritual activities are scheduled.  Here are a just a few examples of Laurel Oaks activities:


Stop at the daily Coffee hour and discuss the news of the day. Join the Knitting/Crochet Circle, and volunteer with “Operation Sweet Pea.” They are knitting blankets for hospitalized babies experiencing serious medical conditions. Play chess, bingo, Password or bridge. Watch a documentary on Tuesday night or a movie on Friday. Check the calendar to plan a shopping trip, and see what concerts, theatre, sightseeing or lunches are coming up. There’s something to do every single day.

Health & Wellness

Try the daily exercise class, chair yoga, non-impact aerobics or Tai Chi. The Walking Club gets everyone moving and doubles as a social club. Build strength and endurance with Wi bowling while you play for a league trophy. Get your blood pressure checked at a scheduled wellness clinic, or stop in at the Renewal Fitness and Spa. Try the circuit training or sign up for a massage. And enjoy healthy and tasty dining daily, with choices at every meal, prepared onsite by highly trained chefs. We offer tangible ways to live healthier. 

Creative and Educational

Try an art class, painting or drawing with pencil. Learn jewelry making with a wide selection of beads. Take the Generations on-line computer class, or stop in for the wellness speaker and learn about stress reduction and Reiki. Join residents who tutor at Parkway Middle School. They spend time reading and playing games weekly with the 4-5 year olds. Or volunteer for another local cause. Many people living at Laurel Oaks have tried new creative hobbies they just never seemed to have time to try before. It’s easy to stay active and involved.


Continue to attend your own congregation or come to weekly Protestant Services, Catholic Mass and Communion. Priests and Ministers from the area offer services right at Laurel Oaks. Join a group for Bible study that meets weekly. Join a local Rabbi weekly for Jewish studies or Kiddush with Congregation Shalom. Consider attending a program that explores the mind-body-spirit connection. There are many opportunities to remain spiritually nourished. Laurel Oaks is open to all faiths.