Activities (alphabetical list)

There should be a contact for each activity or club if you want to join or just learn more about it. See the Contact-Activities under “Resources” on the Main Menu or click here to open these contacts.

For the current schedule, please see our calendar.

If you’d like to see our activity matrix which organized into major groups (mental, physical, social) see the Activity Matrix



During the summer – water exercise classes for residents. See details on the pool page.


Explore, develop and enjoy art in many forms and in many ways.

Baby Boomers Social Group

Generally, “Baby Boomer” is defined as those born from 1946 to 1964. “Baby Boomer” at Hershey’s Mill is viewed a state of mind. Therefore, if you can relate to the Boomer experience you are welcome to join the Hershey’s Mill Baby Boomers Club.

You might also like our facebook page or the Baby Boomer Club pages and photo album page on this website.

You can email us at

Bible Study

Explore the bible further with others. There are at least 2 groups, so see the calendar to find the meeting of the one you want.


Residents bike around Hershey’s Mill carefully at their own pace.

HMSG Bike Club

Bike with your fellow residents on bicycle day trips


Table, stick and ball game played in Community Center with an opponent


Cover your spaces as a caller names the spot, try to win the 5 as you socialize. Anyone in the Mill is welcome Community Center on the last Friday of every month – 7 pm to get ready with play starting at 7:30.

Blood drives

If one is coming up soon it will be listed in Community News (link)
Blood is needed especially around the holidays. Donate blood if you can.

Board Games

See Games


“The Hershey’s Mill Sports Group” is very active in planning local and interclub events for players of all levels. The Sports group includes Tennis, Paddle tennis, Shuffle Board, Bocce, Pickle Ball, and Horseshoes. See Sports Group

Book Discussion groups

Sullivan House


See Baby Boomers Social Group


Hershey’s Mill Bowling League meets Tuesdays at 10:00 am
October Through March at Palace Lanes Downingtown
Also see our more detailed information

Bridge Groups

Couples Bridge
Duplicate at Community Center
Golf Club Group
Social Club Bridge
Tuesday Bridge, Members Only
Sharpen your bridge skills while you play.


The group that used to play Bunko now plays Rummikub. Fortunately for Bunko fans, the group formerly known as Eaton Bunko is now Open Bunko. The game is open to all residents of Hershey’s Mill. Please contact Pat Phillips (see directory) for details.

Camera Club

See Photography Club


Quite a few groups are listed separately but there are other card games to enjoy.

Caregivers’ Support Group

If you are caring for a loved one with a chronic illness such as Parkinson’s, cancer, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other disability, you are invited to attend our monthly Caregiver Support Group meeting. For over 10 years we have offered a soft place to land for those seeking practical suggestions and emotional support in their caregiving journey. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month, 10am to noon at the Community Center.

For more information contact Sue Staas (see Hershey’s Mill Directory).


Design and make pieces of ceramic value to you.

Chess Club

Inactive, residents can restart if interested


Explore using your computer.
PC Don Trauger click for a computer or technical tip


See Entertainment In The Park

Cradle Stitchers

Stitch with others as you create and socialize.

Entertainment In The Park

Summer in HMC-TV Channel 20 Guide & Digest
Sponsored bands play once monthly during the summer in Hershey’s Mill Golf Club parking area.

Exercise Groups

Aerobic Dance/Exercise
Ageless Excerise
Tai Chi

Friends of Sullivan House

FoSH explore and expand fund raising in support of the preservation of the Historic Sullivan House.

If you are interested in joining the FoSH committee, contact Ann Gunn (see Hershey’s Mill Directory).

Also see Sullivan House Facilities page and our photo album page.


Play various board, card and other games.


Our community garden consists of individual plots where residents may grow flowers and vegetables of their choice.

Also see Garden Information


Pay your membership dues & greens fees then schedule your game.

Havurah (Friends Group)

Religious social club for friendship.

Health screenings

Watch the HM Guide & Digest for details
If one is coming up soon it will be listed in Community News (link)
Hearing, blood pressure and more are available to residents through outside groups/companies.

The Hershey’s Mill Players

See Players

The Hershey’s Mill Sports Group

See Sports Group


The pit is near the Tennis courts
“The Hershey’s Mill Sports Group” is very active in planning local and interclub events for players of all levels. The Sports group includes Tennis, Paddle tennis, Shuffle Board, Bocce, Pickle Ball, and Horseshoes. See Sports Group

Knitting Circle

Let’s knit together and share ideas.


Use the Hershey’s Mill Library at Community Center and it’s literary treasures. See the Welcome to the HMLibrary Letter
OR just open to see the library website.


Mah Jongg

Ancient Chinese tile game brought to this country 150 years ago. Free lessons.

And see this group on our photo album page.

Model railroaders

Discover and maintain model railroads Monday afternoons at Sullivan House. Open around the holidays on selected days are three rooms upstairs of working  model railroads with scenery.


Monday Night At The Movies (See HM News for current schedule or MovieNight posts)


See Entertainment In The Park

Paddle Tennis

Two special raised, platform courts are available near the pool recreation area.
“The Hershey’s Mill Sports Group” is very active in planning local and interclub events for players of all levels. The Sports group includes Tennis, Paddle tennis, Shuffle Board, Bocce, Pickle Ball, and Horseshoes round out the Sports Group venues. See Sports Group

Paoli Hospital Auxiliary (HM Branch)

Our members are active leaders in volunteering, fundraising and enthusiastic supporters of Paoli Hospital, the Auxiliary and the Community. We meet in the Community Center on the second Thursday of the month from September to June at 9:30 (no meetings January and February).

See more Paoli Hospital Auxiliary (HM Branch)


Various clubs, group and private parties are held right here at Hershey’s Mill.

Photography Club

HM Photography Club meets at the Community Center (see calendar).
The club has exhibits in the community center and when one is happening it will be listed on our HM News page.
For more information contact Carol Poling (see Hershey’s Mill Directory).


Courts for Tennis, pickle ball and winter paddle can help you keep in shape all year round. “The Hershey’s Mill Sports Group” is very active in planning local and interclub events for players of all levels. See Sports Group

Ping Pong

Part of Sports Group


Play with the special Pinochle high 48 card deck while sharing companionship.


The Hershey Mill Players put on plays on even years (every 2 years). They are quite good and everyone has lots of fun, including the audience. Consider participating, either acting or behind the scenes.
See general HM Players information
Plus the Players photo album..


Play poker with others as you develop your poker face.

Pool Volunteers

Volunteers keep the pool recreation area running so we all enjoy swimming, lounging and having summer fun.
See details on the pool page.


Quilt for the finished product while enjoying each others company.

Racquets Sports

See Sports Group


These card player have a new game.


Two shuffleboard courts near the Woodshop and Tennis courts.
Part of Sports Group


A chorus of around 50 talented residents, “Hershey’s Mill Singers” present concerts yearly in December and a Spring Concert every other year.
More on the Singers.


Singers, Casual

The Casual Singers just get together to enjoy singing

Social membership at Golf Club

A social membership at the club is available for dinner and drinks. (Not the Social Club)

Social Club

The social club for Hershey’s Mill residents to enjoy activities and socialize. (Not the Golf Club social membership)

Sports Group

Includes many Sports at Hershey’s Mill (click on sport for more)
Paddle Tennis
Ping Pong
Also, see HMSG pages

And see this group on our photo album page.

Sullivan House

See Friends of Sullivan House (FoSH) or our Facilities page

Support Groups

See Caregivers’ Support Group


From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day the Recreation Center pool is available.
See details on the pool page..


Six well-maintained courts are available for tennis and pickleball, as well as 2 platform tennis courts.
Part of Sports Group


See Model railroaders


Explore historical and fun places on Hershey’s Mill bus trips. See BUS Trips

TV Channel (HMCTV)

Get involved to make our own TV station occur. Formerly channel 20 on Comcast, it is now channels 1970 and 1971 on FIOS.
There is so much going on here, HMCTV has its own section of this website, to go there click here. .


Various walking trails throughout Hershey’s Mill are available for residents.


Hershey’s Mill pool check-in (summer)
CareShares – helping your neighbors
HM Web – help with this website
TV Channel (HMCTV)
Help others while contributing and feeling worthwhile yourself

There are so many ways to volunteer we have a separate page listing needs and opportunities both in and near the Mill.


Vote right here in Hershey’s Mill.
All residents of Hershey’s Mill vote within Hershey Mill. The Mill is so big we have 2 voting precincts.


Develop woodworking skills and apply them in a shop with equipment to make it a reality. The woodshop is so big, it has its own building. If you’d like to learn more see the Woodshop Pages.


Develop breathing and yoga exercises for your body, mind and spirit.