A Meditation on Wellness

Your physical health is just the beginning when it comes to wellness. At Roland Park Place, we focus on six elements of wellness.








Many activities and programs we plan for our residents cover more than one element, such as our weekly meditation class.

Kathy, our meditation and yoga instructor, guides the participants through 45 minutes of breath work and visualization to calm their minds. The effect is immediate! Our residents leave the class feeling centered and calm. This practice helps residents support their spiritual, intellectual, and physical wellness. Meditation is especially impactful for seniors because it preserves the brain’s gray matter  and reduces inflammation.

President, Sam Guedouar, Featured in Baltimore Magazine

RPP President, Sam Guedouar, is featured as the face of metropolitan senior living in this month’s issue of Baltimore Magazine.

From Baltimore Magazine

When Sam Guedouar took leadership of Roland Park Place, he brought lots of relevant experience, having managed luxury hotels such as Westin, W Hotels, and Marriott for 20 years. “I figured if I could make a difference for hotel guests by providing exceptional hospitality for one or two nights, I can make a difference in residents’ lives by providing the unparalleled services and amenities that luxury hotels offer.” Roland Park Place offers independent living apartments, assisted living apartments, and private suites for memory care, long-term care, and short-term rehab, as well as providing trips, lectures, wellness, entertainment, and dining experiences. “We are passionate about reaching our residents on a personal level,” says Guedouar, who holds advanced degrees in hospitality and healthcare administration. “Everything we do is focused on the unique needs of residents.”



Library Working Group Going Strong

What’s open 24/7 and has over two thousand books?

The Roland Park Library!

To keep the library running smoothly, the Library Working Group works seven days a week cataloging, record keeping, and shelving. Made up of seven Roland Park Place residents and headed by Mrs. McCarthy, residents have access to the newest bestsellers, biographies, literature, and more.

The group orders four books twice a month then catalogues and processes the books. While mystery and biography are the most popular, residents can request books to be added to the library. To keep the library in tip-top shape, each member has a weekday assigned to them when they organize the shelves and keep track of the returns and checkouts.

The library is popular during the night as residents love to borrow a book to read before bed.


National Senior Fitness Day 2021

To celebrate National Senior Fitness Day, a group of residents and our fitness manager walked the trails at Lake Roland. We are so grateful to be a quick drive to Lake Roland where you can walk, kayak, and fish as you’re surrounded by nature.

One resident says hello to a turtle

Physical exercise is a key part of a healthy lifestyle. At our fitness facilities you can swim in a heated pool, take a group fitness class, and even receive personal training.


Raised Garden Box Overflowing with Flowers and Greenery

Our Not So Secret Garden

At Roland Park Place, we nurture life-long passions and budding hobbies. Gardening is such a popular past-time that plants can be seen throughout and around the building. We are home to so many talented gardeners that we added more raised gardening plots in April. A month later, some of the plots are over flowing with spring blooms! Residents love using the raised plots because the height reduces bending over thereby easing the strain on the back and joints. Thank you to our gardening residents who add beauty to our community.

Flower Market 2021

Roland Park Place was blessed with a beautiful day to hold our Flower Market. Residents chose from a wide array of flowers to be potted in flower boxes and hanging pots. Volunteers assisted in potting the plants and delivering the flowers to the residents’ homes.

Everyone enjoyed a day of flowers, friends, and sunny skies.

Interior of Bus with Driver Waving Hello

Wave “Hello” to More Trips and Outings


With 100% of Residents vaccinated, trips and outings are starting to increase. Today, we continued our weekly trip to Giant so Residents could stock up on food and home goods. Flowers were a popular buy this trip. Our other favorite grocery stores in the area are Trader Joe’s and Eddies.

This May is full of cultural outings. The warm weather means day trips to Hillwood and Winterthur to view their lush gardens. For those who wish to enjoy history and the outdoors, there is a trip to Historic St. Mary’s City that features a tour.  Our artistic community is excited to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art to view works by artists such as Mary Cassatt and Andy Warhol. Our 2021 summer will be full of fun exploration.

Yellow Tulips on front desk cart

RPP Adds New Garden Plots

The resident gardening group is excited to see the replacement of some of the resident gardening plots along with the addition of new planting boxes. The planting of new flowers and veggies is a great way to celebrate a new season at Roland Park Place!


The Easter Bunny Visits RPP

The Easter Bunny never misses a chance to spend time with the best residents in the world. Roland Park Place wishes everyone a very happy holiday!


Delivering happiness

Reserving an apartment in the Grand Expansion at Roland Park Place means treats come to you! Until we can have our parties in person, we make sure future residents have something to nibble and drink during our virtual get-togethers.