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


Come to the monthly Garden Party! Join Stan and Lynn Chiotti for garden activities, ideas and resources. Get ready to go out and play in the dirt. Every third Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. on ZOOM.

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Wine World

Join Doug Blair and your fellow wine enthusiasts for wine talk, wine tastings, wine tours, wine pairings, cooking with wine - everything wine but no whining! Meetings are being scheduled - check the calendar.

Events and More

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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

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Travel Talk

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

Going Places

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Virtual Book Group

Get ready to read! Read the book, join the meeting and enjoy discussing it with your fellow retiree readers. Led by “Reader Leader” Steve West. Book titles decided by the group. First Thursday of every EVEN month at 11:30 a.m. on ZOOM.
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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

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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

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Inactive Groups – Need Leaders to Step Forward


This Group plans and attends regional theater events

Support Live Theater

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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

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