Have a hobby that you enjoy? Or maybe you just feel like being social. Channing House’s community areas are just the place to relax and mingle.
Meet friends and greet visitors in our main lobby’s gracious surroundings. Our reception desk also provides 24-hour security, and can receive packages or deliveries for you.
Auditorium and Stage
Concerts, Lectures, classes and movies all abound in the Auditorium. Plays and theatricals, Book signings, exercise classes, Art History and Current Events are a few of the meetings scheduled in our Auditorium. Our residents schedule all the programs, so you are likely to see such diversity as a lecture by Paul R. Ehrlich (The Population Bomb) on one night, and Hula lessons the next day!
Murder Mysteries, Historical Novels, Best Sellers and Old Favorites fill our library bookshelves. Local and major newspapers are delivered daily the library (or to your apartment) Movies, music, monthly periodicals, and professional journals are all available for your enjoyment. Resident volunteers thoughtfully select new books based on recommendations from our Channing House book clubs.
Meet up with your Mahjong partners in the game room, perfect that birdhouse you’re building in the woodworking shop, or stitch a costume for your granddaughter in our sewing room. Check your email or do some online research in our 10th floor computer lab. Artists can take advantage of the beautiful natural light in our painting studio, while garden-lovers can tend the second-floor garden patio or the dining room patio.
Full Kitchens on Every Floor
Each floor provides a full kitchen and private dining room, where you can make a cake for a special occasion or meet with friends for supper. Our dining room will also cater family birthday parties or other events just for you in one of our private dining rooms. Although you don’t ever have to cook at Channing House, when you crave a favorite recipe or want to whip up a batch of cookies—go ahead!