Arts & Crafts


Paying Tribute and Making Art

December 16th, 2021

We are so proud of our Veterans here at Shoreview Senior Living. To show our gratitude and respect, we hosted a program in their honor that included music and a heartfelt message from our director.

It was a true privilege to recognize these Veterans in November, and we are so lucky to have them in our community.

Residents at Shoreview Senior Living wanted our service men and women to know that we’re thinking about them this holiday season. Sending cards and notes is a great way to do that, so that’s exactly what we did.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to write a personalized note to a servicemember.

Art is a wonderful way to socialize, keep our creative juices flowing, relax, and create nice projects for ourselves, friends, and families. Some of our Southview residents recently got together to create with watercolor and catch up with one another.

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Fall Fun at Shoreview Senior Living

November 20th, 2021

Residents at Shoreview Senior Living recently enjoyed a live music performance. Our evening with the Pistachio Singers was full of wonderful show tunes, hymns, choral music, and laughter. It’s always a joy to host this talented group!

The Centennial Stompers play their music with gusto, and they treated us to a performance at Shoreview Senior Living. The fun they have is obvious, and we can’t help but tap our feet and clap along. We enjoy them so much!

A picture is worth a thousand words. 📷
Shoreview Senior Living wants to thank Jane, Bernice, and Hazel for posing for this gem. You gals are just so cute!

In celebration of Oktoberfest, our staff hosted a tasty German meal for all Shoreview Senior Living residents. Spätzle and German potato salad were among the many items to enjoy. We had so much fun getting to know one another and learning about each other’s heritage. 🍻🥨

Our Shoreview Senior Living Halloween Social was a great time to get together, socialize, enjoy ice cream sundaes, and see the great costumes worn by our residents and staff. 🎃

We recently had a special guest say hello from outside the windows of Shoreview Senior Living. Teresa enjoyed a cup of coffee and a visit from “Bunny,” who was very busy cleaning up the garden for winter. 🐇

Staff members from the nature center at Silverwood Park paid a visit and taught us about cartography, which is the study and practice of making and using maps. We used what we learned by painting a favorite lake, complete with different colors to show water depth!

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Ice Cream Socials, Father’s Day Fun, and More

July 23rd, 2021

Friday afternoon ice cream socials are always a hit for members in Shoreview’s Garden Cove North and West communities. There’s no better way to welcome a summer weekend than getting together for tasty sundaes, catchy tunes, good conversation, and plenty of laughs! 🍨🍦🙂

For Father’s Day, the men of Shoreview Senior Living enjoyed time conversing together over pizza, beer, and soda! They relaxed with good food and drinks, learned more about each other, and even laughed at a some classic dad jokes. 😉😆🍻🍕

Yeehaw! We had so much fun getting back in the saddle of enjoying our summer cookouts with our Western Barbecue. Special thank you to Chef Josh for delicious homestyle cookin’! 🤠 🍖🌭

We are thankful for Trent’s green thumb and care of our patio gardens, landscaping, and all the beautiful flowers at Shoreview Senior Living! 🧑‍🌾🌺🌸🌷

Shirley painted her pots, planted her seeds, and has been providing all the right TLC – now she has a beautiful zinnia garden for her windowsill. Great job, Shirley! 🪴

Residents of Shoreview Senior Living were tapping their toes, clapping their hands, and having a great time listening to the Centennial Stompers! Miss Maisy is always so funny and it’s such a treat whenever she stops by. We also love visiting with our sweet Labrador friend, Winthrop! 🐶🎶

Nothing says “FUN” like dancing to the music of Tony Garry! Thanks for a wonderful performance and incredibly fun dance party, Tony! 🎶💃🕺🎶

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Decorating Patriotic Cookies & Community Mardi Gras Parade

March 5th, 2021

Decorating patriotic cookies was a perfect way to get our creative and culinary juices flowing. And they were tasty treats, too!

Who says we can’t have our own Mardi Gras parade? Shoreview Senior Living staff put on a fun-filled indoor parade complete with music, beads, silly costumes, and goodies. Everyone had a blast and we’re excited to do this new tradition again next year!

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Groundhog Day Coloring Contest & More February Fun

February 19th, 2021

Congratulations to Shoreview Senior Living resident, Jenny, for winning our Groundhog Day coloring contest! Here’s Jenny’s beautiful submission, as well as a photo of her holding her prize: a pot of Spring bulbs peeking out of the soil (complete with a groundhog, of course). She also won a free meal. Awesome job, Jenny!

What a joy it is to sing as a group! We like to get together and sing tunes from a variety of genres: folk, pop, country, spiritual, and even silly songs! 🎶🎤

Who says you can’t make wearing a mask a little fun? Look how stylish our friend, Donny, looks in his light-up mask!

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Preparing a Fun and Creative Art Project

January 4th, 2021

We love offering new ways to get creative and have fun at Shoreview Senior Living! Here’s our hardworking Activities Assistant, Sydney, preparing an art project for our community members.

Hardworking Activities Assistant Sydney prepares a fun and creative art project for Shoreview Senior Living residents.
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Safe and Festive Holiday Fun

December 18th, 2020

We’re decking the halls with boughs of holly – and other jolly decorations!

With the safe and festive things we have going on at Shoreview Senior Living, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! 🎄🎅🤶

Our tenants were happy to make lovely holiday decorations with our resident artist Judy!

Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays!

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Colorful Pumpkin Art Project & Other Fall Fun

November 30th, 2020

A group of Shoreview Senior Living community members completed a colorful pumpkin art project to help bring the fall spirit to our building. The final products turned out beautifully!

Friday happy hours are a favorite for many Shoreview Senior Living residents! Even socially distanced, we love the opportunity to catch up with our neighbors (and their furry friends) and enjoy each others’ company. Cheers!

Veterans Day is a day to honor our brave and humble veterans who have done so much for our country! We celebrated and showed our appreciation with treats, posters, conversation, and singing patriotic songs. Thank you, Veterans! ??

Receiving flowers from loved ones is always special, especially on a snow birthday! Happy Birthday, sweet Dolores! ??

We always appreciate the fun art projects our resident and talented artist, Judy, shares with us! Last week she helped fellow Shoreview Senior Living community members make beautiful leaf-rubbing collages to remember fall as we prepare to welcome winter! ??

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Halloween Celebrations & Other Fun Activities

November 6th, 2020

Shoreview Senior Living’s Activities Department surprised residents with treats on Halloween, and many of them greeted us in costume! The “crazy cat lady,” “wildcat,” and “strawberry” enjoyed visiting with residents and even one of their furry friends. We hope you all had a very happy Halloween!

To decorate for Halloween last month, Shoreview Senior Living residents spent time coloring and making decorations inspired by their favorite types of candy!

Reading together and sharing stories about our lives isn’t only meaningful – it’s one of our favorite activities! Shoreview residents Colleen and Jim have spent MANY years together and are still learning new things about each other.

Even if it looks a little different due to COVID-19, playing bingo together is always fun here at Shoreview Senior Living!

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Celebrating Assisted Living Week & Fall Fun

October 2nd, 2020

Earlier this month, we celebrated Assisted Living Week by recognizing the many “shining stars” we have working at Shoreview Senior Living! Each associate received goodie bags and special recognition throughout the week. To cap it all off, some of our kitchen staff helped run a random name drawing for our associates to win gift cards and a few other fun prizes. We are so lucky to have such amazing, caring people on our team. Thank you, Shoreview Senior Living staff, for all that you do for everyone in our community!

Having a tasty, freshly cooked breakfast delivered right to your front door makes getting up in the morning a LOT easier. We love our made-to-order breakfasts here at Shoreview Senior Living!

Our friend, Yvonne, has been at it again with her handcrafted shawls and lap quilts, and just in time for the chilly autumn weather. Thanks again, Yvonne!

There’s nothing quite like the sound of music when it comes to spreading joy. We always have such a wonderful time when we can get together and sing, even if we have to meet in the hall and stay socially distanced!

With the season change, we decided it was time to decorate our halls with some fall art! We had lots of fun talking about the funny and clever antics of squirrels during a recent painting project. ??

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