Programs & Events
We can’t live without the Meyerhoff and you shouldn’t either
The Program and Event calendar at Roland Park Place is exceptional and professionally managed by staff with extensive input from a Resident Advisory Committee. The RPP calendar includes frequent trips to local museums and cultural attractions, movies, restaurants, shopping centers and libraries. There are also trips to attractions in Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York and an annual trip to Ocean City, MD. Selected transportation is provided to Everyman Theater, Centerstage, the Meyerhoff, the Lyric and Shriver Hall, Kennedy Center ballets. In addition to all of the wonderful excursions off site, Residents enjoy world class musicians and lecturers each Wednesday evening on-campus at no extra charge.
Love and Meaning
Though Roland Park Place does not have any religious affiliation, we believe the physical and mental health benefits correlated with religion are undeniable and we are committed to reaching all of the diverse religious and spiritual beliefs of Residents.
In a recent study about religion and spirituality in the elderly, approximately 96 percent said they believe in God or a universal spirit. The same research showed that many older adults reported religion as “the most important factor enabling them to cope with physical health problems and life stresses” (such as declining financial resources, loss of a spouse or partner, difficult social circumstances, etc.).
Research shows that the level of religious participation in older adults is greater than that in any other age group and a religious community can be the largest source of social support outside of the family.
Our full time chaplain ensures that Residents’ spiritual needs are being well met through personal connections not only on visits during illness or hospitalizations, but anytime a Resident needs spiritual support.
Sunday Worship, Interfaith Vespers, Catholic Prayer services, Catholic Mass and Shabbat Services are all regularly scheduled in addition to holiday observations and celebrations.
Healthy minds with healthy bodies
While Roland Park Place is a smaller, boutique-style active retirement community, it is home to some of Baltimore City’s finest intellectuals, thought leaders and former civic leaders. Whether speaking to a former judge, a seasoned journalist, an urban developer or a nationally-renowned musician, a conversation with a Resident of RPP can be intellectually stimulating in and of itself.
To encourage that same kind of intellectual exercise and lifelong learning, Roland Park Place offers a number of social and academic programs to interest and challenge Residents. From classes and film series to lectures and clubs, Residents can pursue different ways to arouse the intellect.
Some current favorites among Residents include the Poetry Reading Class, "Great Courses", The Iliad Lectures, the French Club and Resident presented documentaries. Aside from the Iliad Lecture series, all programs are completely free to Residents.
Connecting with new people and friends every day
In a beautiful and prime location with proximity to rich entertainment and cultural events, not to mention friends who live right down the hall, living at Roland Park Place is kind of like going back to college, except without the exams.
There are so many benefits to living in a close-knit community like Roland Park Place, including a feeling of belonging and the knowledge that you are supported by those around you – not only by other Residents and their families, but by the incredibly engaged and dedicated staff.
RPP Residents find ways to connect and give through various programs such as the humor group, weekend coffee hour, Peace Vigil, Sing-together group, book clubs, Residents’ table in the dining room, social hours, new Resident hospitality committee, the Residents’ Association and volunteerism.