Month: March 2018
March 22nd, 2018
This week at Shoreview Senior Living, we had lovely special visitors who were ready to share their love of music with the residents.
Visit from Saint Odilia
On Tuesday morning, the 4th grade students from Saint Odilia came to spend some time with the residents. Some kids made Easter wreaths for their doors, while others just spent some quality time talking with the residents. It was so special and rewarding. One group even sang “Let It Snow” as it began snowing outside. Father Stiles was visiting the same day for confessions with the residents. Kids thought it was cool to run into him. They were a terrific bunch of students, and we look forward to seeing them next week.
Trudi’s Irish Blessings
Trudi came in on Wednesday afternoon to help us continue celebrating this month’s Irish blessings. Residents sang along with all their favorite tunes and laughed at a few limericks. She even brought Aria, her grandson, with to help run the show.
“School House Rock” Performance
On Wednesday evening, Jill came in with her cast. They performed “School House Rock” for the residents. These kids were filled with talent and did a spectacular job. We are so grateful for the opportunity to have Jill and her crew come and do a rehearsal show before their big night. Thank you Jill for bring us such an amazing show!!
March 21st, 2018
Silverwood Nature Center visited us for a session on owls. We learned that owls live to be about 28 years old. They are very quiet in flight because of their frayed feathers. A group of owls is known as a parliament. Owls have tunnel vision, and because of this can turn their heads up to 270 degrees. Some residents experienced this through some nifty glasses made with tennis balls.
Silverwood staff also passed around a plate of what owls eat: mice, fish, grasshoppers, and even other small birds. Leo, the dog, wasn’t quite sure of the Great Horned Owl taxidermy statue or the sounds they played of each of the species. It was so amazing to learn so much about this fascinating bird. In the end, residents created a watercolor owl image to take home. It was a great way to spend the afternoon. Thank you, Silverwood, for joining us!Read More
March 19th, 2018
Before our big St Patrick’s day celebration, some residents learned how to play Hand and Foot, while others played a little Farkle. With the room all decked out in green, Bandannaa joined us for a wonderful afternoon with our favorite Irish tunes. The residents enjoyed green margaritas and shamrock punch. Ricardo even brought his spoons and played along to a few of the songs. It’s no Blarney – It was great to see everyone get into the Irish spirit. Thank you to our wonderful leprechauns, Deb and Michelle, for helping make this day a success!Read More
March 15th, 2018
Residents of Shoreview Senior Living headed down to Cosetta’s Italian Market in St Paul. A wonderful place to go for a bit to eat. Many recall when it used to be just one room back in the early 1900s. Now over 100 years old, it is three stories tall, and the food was terrific! After dining, residents checked out the Italian market and bakery. It was hard not to leave without getting a few treats to take along for later. The sun was quite bright, which made it nice, but not for pictures. From pizza and lasagna to salads and hoagies, everyone had their fill! Thank you, Cosetta’s Italian Market, for a wonderful afternoon!Read More
March 14th, 2018
Tony Garry came to our Friday happy hour and spread a little music to our souls. We caught Laurie dancing in her chair to “Some Kind of Wonderful,” and that she is! Kristy even made everyone do the Chickadee Dance. It’s so much fun when everyone comes together. The day was topped off with a visit from Lexi and her new baby boy, Aiden. So precious and many of the residents got to hold him. A miracle indeed.Read More
March 12th, 2018
Amy Stedman from Just Kidding Improv showed the residents how to “think on their feet.” She made an impact on the residents with acting, humor, and movement. It was fascinating to see residents who are typically quiet or with memory impairment respond and open up! There were no scripts and no right way of doing something. Only learning to be yourself, while having fun with others. We look forward to working with Amy next month.Read More