Month: September 2017

Musical Melodies with Andy!

September 28th, 2017

Thursday afternoon we were happy to have Andy join us for an afternoon of magical melodies from the past. He is such a terrific guy to come in every month to share his love of music. His voice is amazing…..We love you Andy!!

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Maple Street Ramblers

September 27th, 2017

Last week we had the Maple Street Ramblers join us for an evening of toe tapping music and fun. They were wonderful as we step into fall! Loved how many of the residents followed the band as they marched around the dining room singing to “When the Saints go Marching In”. Great group of men!!

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History on the Go at Fort Snelling

September 26th, 2017

We loaded up 2 buses and headed out to Fort Snelling for the “History on the Go” tour. Each bus had a person in full dress come aboard and take us through the upper and lower fort. It was extremely interesting to learn what is was like back in the 1800’s and how things had changed over the years. A nurse from the 1800’s stepped on and talked about the hospitals and care soldiers received. Great to know the Red Cross still stands strong! Such a beautiful afternoon to get outside and hear about some of Minnesota’s history.

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2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Recap

September 25th, 2017

The Twin Cities 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s was a huge success this year! Over 1.3 million dollars was raised with 6,632 participants and 744 teams, the Southview Senior Communities team being one of them. Our team members that came out to walk the 1 or 2.3 mile option from Shoreview Senior Living had a blast helping to raise awareness and funds to fight the Alzheimer’s disease.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the event whether it was walking or donating!

Your participation helped the Southview Senior Communities team raise $23,940 which well exceeded our goal of $10,000!!

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September Made to Order Breakfast

September 22nd, 2017

Thursday we had our monthly made to order breakfast. It was a great turnout and everyone enjoyed this treat! Great to have the management all come together each month to put this on for the residents.

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Silverwood Nature Center and Fall Art

September 20th, 2017

Monday we had Silverwood Nature Center come in and talk about fall leaves. We learned so much about how they change color and when the peak season will be this year. I think we scheduled our fall scenic cruise the right week!! After some education residents created a beautiful layered fall picture using different mediums. They turned out wonderful and it was a great way to get into the fall season! Look forward to visiting the center next month for Apple Cider Pressing.

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Happy Hour with Barbra Lee!

September 19th, 2017

Friday, Barbra Lee joined us for happy hour! She had residents singing all their favorites, even Casey joined in to sing “This Little Light of Mine!” She added humor and engaged each resident. We also found out Charlotte was the oldest resident in the room at 97 beautiful years! You would never know, she is gorgeous. I even joined one of our new residents, Dick, with dancing the Waltz. I think I may need to refresh my dance steps! It definitely was a great way to kick off the weekend.

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Crafts with Jill

September 15th, 2017

Today residents spent the afternoon making pins and magnets with Jill. Making shrinky-dinks brought back memories for many. Used stamps and colors to create a unique lil craft.

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Trip to Treasure Island Casino

September 14th, 2017

Tuesday, twenty of us got together and headed to Treasure Island Casino for the afternoon. We played a little Bingo on the way up and enjoyed the beautiful scenery through downtown Hastings. Some were lucky, some just made a donation. A few of us met up for lunch and decided our next plan of action. We decided on video poker, Blackjack, keno, slots and got our free pull tabs. Turned out to be a great afternoon! Thank you Gay and Paula, couldn’t of done it with out you!

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First Annual Craft and Bake Sale!

September 12th, 2017

Saturday we had our first annual Craft and Bake Sale! We were so grateful for all the crafters who joined us. Great to see so much creativity and unique items. Valda had a great display of all her knitting items and we are planning on donating the rest to the kids at Harriet Tubman. Residents all pitched in to make some fun treats and jumped right in to help with the sale. Ok some, like Carol played a bit, but that was ok. Later that afternoon, Beth and Joy joined us and played some music out on the lawn. It ended up being a terrific day. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped!!

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