Arts & Crafts


Birthday Celebrations and Crafty Creativity

June 22nd, 2020

We had a great time celebrating Mary Ann’s birthday with hallway bingo and yummy cupcakes from her family! 🧁🎉

Our wonderful Residence Director, Luke, also celebrated a birthday recently. See what a good sport he is?! Please join us in wishing him a very happy birthday! 🎂🎉

Many Shoreview Senior Living residents are using art to channel their creativity – some are even discovering a creative side they never knew they had! Here’s a lovely picture created by our friend, Jan, along with a couple memories it brought to her mind. Thank you for sharing your art and adventures with us, Jan!

Many Shoreview Senior Living residents are finding ways to bring joy to others. Yvonne enjoys making afghans for community members who like to snuggle up. Rosie LOVES her new blanket!

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Birthday Surprises & More Fun Activities

May 29th, 2020

Many birthday surprises awaited our birthday girl, Carol! Cake, cards, flowers, and sidewalk messages outside her window made for a very happy day, indeed!

Our friend, Carol, enjoying birthday surprises from her lovely family!


It was a beautiful day for refreshing ice cream sundaes and uplifting music in the hallways at Shoreview Senior Living! 🍨🎼


Social distancing, roaming ‘Beverages & Music,’ and plenty of laughter make up another successful happy hour.


Shoreview Senior Living residents have been challenged to find the artist AND the author within themselves. This was their first project, to come up with words to accompany their artwork. Everyone did a fabulous job!

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Indoor Fun and Warm Spring Wishes

April 30th, 2020

We’ve been staying safe and enjoying ourselves here at Shoreview Senior Living, and we wanted to share some indoor fun and warm spring wishes.

Here are some beautiful smiles to wish you all a very wonderful day! 🙂

Shoreview Senior Living resident, Joan, sends a happy “hello” to friends and family. She’s doing well, and hopes you all are, too! Cheers!

You can never get tired of the doing the “Hokey Pokey!”

There’s plenty of laughter during hall bingo. Our winners are also shouting out “bingo” with extra gusto these days! 

He’s so humble when it comes to his art, but look at the pictures we “borrowed” for our bulletin board!

Shoreview Senior Living staff delighted residents with “made-to-order breakfasts” delivered right to their apartments! There’s nothing like a hot breakfast of bacon, sausage, pancakes, toast, and eggs made your way!  🍳🥓🥞

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Celebrating Community Arts and More Messages to Family

April 17th, 2020

We’re staying happy and healthy here at Shoreview Senior Living, and we hope you are, too! Here we are celebrating community arts and sharing more messages for loved ones.

Shoreview Senior Living community members are happy to send warm smiles and more messages for loved ones! ❤️

At 2:00 on Friday afternoon, we opened our doors and had a community-wide singing of “You Are My Sunshine!” 🎼🌞

During Monday’s morning correspondence, Shoreview community members were enjoying their activity packets while the staff was admiring some of their artwork!

Creativity at work! Thank you to Shoreview residents, Jim and Orv, for brightening our halls with your colorful pictures. Go “Team Color!” 🎨

Great job filling in the missing lyrics in our recent “fill in the blank” competition, Dale! And congratulations to Jane for winning our first weekly raffle!

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Music and Art, Family Time, and Healthy Living

February 7th, 2020

We’ve been focusing on fun and happiness here at Shoreview Senior Living! Recent events covered music and art, family time, and healthy living.

It doesn’t get much more special than four generations dining together! Shoreview tenant Mary J. enjoyed a wonderful afternoon when her daughter, granddaughter, and grandchild came by to visit recently.

Happy hour with the music group, Bandanahh, was an AMAZING way to spend a Friday afternoon!

Shoreview Senior Living residents enjoyed a fun art project with a very delightful group of area Girl Scouts!

Because he loved the snowman he created at preschool so much, our friend Xavier came by to teach us how to make them for ourselves! ⛄️

Shoreview Senior Living hosted a “wellness clinic,” where residents learned about their own health and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Christmas festivities and December fun

December 27th, 2019

We really got into the holiday spirit here at Shoreview Senior Living! The last few weeks has been full of Christmas festivities and December fun. Check it out!

You can never have too many buttons when decorating festive holiday stockings!

Our Christmas tea party was a wonderful afternoon thanks to music by Tara Brueske, our gallant servers (who even sang to us!), delicious treats, and a reading of “A Cup of Christmas Tea.”

Christmas at the James J. Hill house was always exciting and festive, and they make sure it still is today! We were able to hear all about the history of Christmas at the beautiful St. Paul mansion on our recent visit.

Rockin’ Tony put on a GREAT holiday show for us here at Shoreview Senior Living. With tambourines and maracas in-hand, we got to play as his backup band!

We visited the Lake Elmo Inn on a beautiful, sunny day and enjoyed a delicious meal with great company!

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Welcoming Fall at Shoreview

October 29th, 2019

Welcoming Fall at Shoreview with crafts, decorations, and a themed performance. Check it out!

Making wreaths for our door is a great way to spend time together, show our creativity, and welcome fall! 🍁🍂


Fall is a beautiful time of the year, and our art project portrayed the wonderful colors and delights of the season. 🍂🍁🦇


Trudi brought her bright smile, lively songs, and spooky props to us in a delightful October performance!

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Fun and Busy October

October 17th, 2019

We’ve been having a fun and busy October here at Shoreview Senior Living! We’re only halfway through, but we’ve had musical guests, fun field trips, and an Oktoberfest celebration. Check it out!

Rockin’ Tony’s music brings out the smiles and memories. We love his visit each month!

Here’s a video clip from Rockin’ Tony’s performance:


The Centennial Stompers had us stomping our feet and clapping our hands with their uplifting Dixieland music! 🎸🎹🎺

Video of the Centennial Stompers show:


Tony Garry’s smile and his popular music from the ’60s and ’70s really gets us singin’ along!


Our “Craft Fair” was a great way to spend a Saturday! Vendor registration fees were donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Apple, apple, who’s got the apple? Definitely the Pine Tree Apple Orchard! 🍎🍏


Just when we think we’ve learned everything we can about James J. Hill and his family, we’re treated to more interesting facts in this beautiful, historic mansion on Summit Avenue!

Here’s a clip of the group singing together during our latest visit at the James J. Hill House:


We celebrated Oktoberfest here at Shoreview Senior Living with delicious food and enjoying time with our friends and family! What a fun way to experience Bavarian culture and welcome autumn!

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Celebrating Retirement, Volunteers, and More at Shoreview

April 30th, 2019

There was a lot to celebrate at Shoreview Senior Living this month, including our friend Linda’s retirement and all the volunteers we appreciate so much. Check it out!

Entertainment, cake, and thankfulness were the ingredients for a fun-filled afternoon as we wished Linda all the best in her retirement. She will be missed!

Making gifts for our volunteers and the upcoming Volunteer Appreciation event was both fun and important to us. We wanted to show our thanks to these special people!

The turn out and music for our Volunteer Appreciation event certainly helped make it incredible. We can’t thank our volunteers enough for all they do for our residents and community here at Shoreview Senior Living!

Friday mornings get off to a great start with our weekly Bible study class. Recent topics have been “Heaven” and “Women of the Bible.” There is much to learn and discuss!

We had so much fun watching “Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical” at the Old Log Theater! Not only were we treated to an amazing meal and magical performance, but to a beautiful snowfall surprise as well!

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Fun Events and Easter Celebrations at Shoreview

April 30th, 2019

We love our Friday happy hours! Chefs John and Holly spoil us with their tasty hors d’oeuvres!

Trudi brings sunshine on cloudy days with her songs, props, and smile!

The presentation about St. Paul Gangsters was fascinating! We learned so much during the program, and our own residents had LOTS to share about their own neighborhoods back in the day.

Filling the eggs for the egg hunt was full of many wonderful memories! We talked about Easter celebrations that we remembered with our friends and family.

Celebrating Easter in a very special way! We were thankful to have an Easter service right here at our Shoreview Senior Living Community. We sang hymns, heard the message, and shared in the liturgy.

Our Kindercare visitors were a breath of fresh air as they laughed with us, sang for us, and shared much excitement in their hunt for Easter eggs.  We love spending time with our young friends!

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