We thrive with staying connected.

Retirement often means more time for those things that involve recreation, crafts, travel, or just a cup of coffee with friends.  Here you will find many GROUPS (aka “areas of interest”) of retirees and families and guests that come together or organize events or just share information.

Join one of these GROUPS  to make new friends.

If you or a group of retirees think of another category of activity that you believe would be fun and worthwhile, but it is not currently listed, send an email with your idea to and we will work with you to organize and promote it.

Interest Groups


This GROUP offers seasonal tips and information with regularly scheduled ZOOM sessions and organizes gardening activities.

Join the Garden Party

Find out more


This GROUP organizes games at local bowling alleys in the Portland Metro area. They reserve several alleys and organize friendly and fun games, as well as social gatherings.

Team Play

Find out more


This GROUP organizes scramble team games to local golf courses within a 2 hours drive from Portland, as well as a travel to courses further out that often require overnight stays.

Hear the stories

Find out more

Travel Talk

This GROUP shares travel tips and information and organizes excursions for interested retirees.

Going Places

Find out more

Gatherings Groups

MapleWood Meet Up ZOOM Meetings

This GROUP meets both on line via ZOOM and in person at a local coffee shop in the Portland area. They have been and continue to meet on ZOOM. Check the calendar for details.

Connect On-Line

Find out more

MapleWood Meet Up - In Person

This GROUP is in the process of resurrecting in person gatherings at a local coffee shop in the Portland area. Check the calendar for details.

Friends Getting Together

Find out more