Arts & Crafts


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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Shoreview Community Greetings and Activities

August 21st, 2020

Everyone at Shoreview has really stepped up and come together to stay safe, healthy, and happy. Check out these community greetings and activities and see what we’ve been up to lately!

Residents from our Garden Cove North apartments recently enjoyed some outdoor patio time. They loved the opportunity to visit with one another and pick a flower or two! ??

A few of your friends from Shoreview Senior Living wanted to send you greetings, and one decided to use classic lyrics to help spread some smiles!

We like to keep our afternoons busy with various activities here at Shoreview Senior Living, whether we’re catching up on the news, building a LEGO masterpiece, or getting our hair done!

Betty is one of our hardworking aides. Thanks for all you do for the Shoreview Senior Living community, Betty!

Residents in our Garden Cove apartments have discovered a new favorite pastime: stencil painting! It’s a fun, relaxing activity with plenty of room for creativity. Plus, the outcomes are always beautiful! ?

Our friend, Yvonne, is at it again! She has been making extra-cozy (and extremely huggable ) lap blankets and shoulder wraps for her fellow residents at Shoreview Senior Living. Thank you, Yvonne!

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100th Birthday Celebration and Art Gifts

July 31st, 2020

We had a special day at Shoreview Senior Living when we had our friend Pat’s 100th birthday celebration. Our staff cheered and used noisemakers as family and friends drove through our parking lot waving and honking their horns. Shoreview residents joined in the fun and celebration, many from their balconies or windows. Please join us in wishing a Pat a very happy birthday! ??

Sam has been busy making art to decorate our building and to give to others. He uses our art kits to inspire his creativity, including a “dotty art” project. Thank you, Sam!

We love it when we receive art from our young friends. Two siblings from Roseville sent us pictures, which they drew and painted themselves, to be distributed to all the amazing residents here at Shoreview Senior Living. We can’t thank them enough for the beautiful and thoughtful gifts! 

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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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