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Your Garden Apartment at The Oaks offers you options and choices, and you’ll certainly have a variety of them when it comes to activities. While many residents still enjoy community activities, they also appreciate the wealth of things to do just outside their doorstep. The Alta and John Franks Community Centre offers a spacious gathering area for activities as well as a private game room.

Games: Did someone say it’s time to play? Garden Apartment resident teams are formidable competitors at the local Senior Olympics, complete with resident cheerleaders. Watch out for the highly competitive Bean Bag Baseball team. Nothing will interrupt their practice time! Residents also enjoy Wii™ Sports games on the big screen TV in the Community Centre where bowling is a favorite. You can also join them for less active games of bridge and board games. If you like fun and camaraderie, you’ll have both with your neighbors from Garden Apartments at The Oaks.

Love Bears: If you’re creative and love to sew, you may want to be part of the Love Bears project. Residents create clever bears for children who are sick or in need of a “friend.” These bears, a longstanding service project of residents, are destined to put a smile on a child’s face.

Lifelong Learning: University at The Oaks is an outgrowth of Live Oak University, a program featuring university professors talking on topics of interest. Whatever the topic, you know it will be interesting. Recent years have brought presentations and seminars on Henry VIII, Catherine the Great, Louisiana’s Longs, U.S. Civil War, the Borgias, and the Bicentennial of Louisiana. These programs and several others are open to the community, so you’ll want to invite your community friends and family to join you. While community members pay for programs with a fee, these programs are free to residents.

Spiritual Services: Of course, with The Oaks’ multifaith heritage, spiritual nourishment is important. Choose not only from an array of worship and prayer services in the Chapel at The Oaks but Bible studies and the popular Spiritual Pathways series with insight into various religious faiths.

Excursions: If this is not enough, you’ll also find excursions for sight-seeing, learning, and shopping. Residents’ favorites include Chimp Haven, the Norton Art Museum, historic Natchitoches or Jefferson, Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, cruise on scenic Caddo Lake, Shreveport Symphony performances and the Farmers’ Market in downtown Shreveport. 

What’s happening this month? Click here to see a schedule.