At Goodwin House, lifelong learning isn’t just a buzz phrase. We believe that culture and education are among the many things that get more fun as we age, minus the homework, exams and compulsory field trips.
That’s not to say residents don’t challenge themselves. On any given week, you might be untangling tax laws at a seminar, learning a new language or rehearsing a performance for a cabaret show. The possibilities are endless. And we invite you to consider them.
Bailey’s Crossroads is a senior living community that sometimes feels like a college campus. Instructors from the nearby Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) offer on-site lectures on a range of fascinating subjects. At book clubs and other discussion groups, residents themselves take the lead. From experts in musical theater and theological studies to former diplomats and military leaders, residents enjoy sharing their expertise and passions with other residents by offering lectures and discussion groups. Outside the community, you can take advantage of classes at prestigious institutions like Georgetown University and the Smithsonian museums. Practical topics are an important part of our “curriculum,” too. The Goodwin House Foundation offers seminars on important matters ranging from end-of-year financial planning to asset protection.
Just a 30-minute bus ride from Washington, D.C., Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads is the perfect launchpad for cultural excursions. Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts are among the many local attractions you can visit solo or on an organized day trip.
Within the community, activities and amenities for art lovers include:
Music and the performing arts are just as important. Residents can sing in a chorus, tread the boards as part of a theater troupe or help out backstage with props and stage design. The annual Spring Fling is a much-anticipated showcase for Goodwin House talent, but the performing arts thrive year-round.