Celebration


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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Enjoying the Outdoors and Family Visits

July 10th, 2020

We’ve been enjoying the outdoors with family, friends, and tasty treats at Shoreview Senior Living. We also had a birthday celebration outside. Check it out!

Nothing like enjoying tasty ice cream and good conversation on a hot summer day! 🍦☀️

So thankful for our shady outdoor patio. We love being outside, even on the warmest of days! 

We’re incredibly thankful for outdoor visits with friends and families, and you can’t beat the added bonus of a snuggly puppy. Some residents are getting creative, adding FaceTime calls for the ultimate outdoor family visit. Thank you for stopping by! 

Seeing one’s family is a perfect way to celebrate a birthday! And when it’s so close to the Fourth of July, you have to have decorations covered in sparkles. Please join us in wishing Mary Kay a very happy birthday, Mary Kay! 🎉🎈

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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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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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Valentine’s Day and Other February Celebrations

February 27th, 2020

Singing, games, and so much more! Check out photos from Valentine’s Day and other February celebrations at Shoreview Senior Living.

Spending Valentine’s Day with our singer/pianist, Tara, couldn’t have been any sweeter! Lucky door prize winners won a cuddly Valentine’s Day gift! ❤️🧸

Celebrating our longtime volunteer JoAnn’s birthday was the highlight of our bingo game this week! 🎂🎊

Singing some “oldies but goodies” always brings back many memories and creates lots of smiles. A good old-fashioned sing-along and happy hour made for a very fun afternoon!

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Spreading Holiday Spirit

January 22nd, 2020

Singing, treats, and laughter – just a few of the ways we were spreading holiday spirit around the halls of Shoreview Senior Living!

The holidays are better with treats, and we had a wonderful time decorating cookies together. There was plenty of laughter and cookie sampling!

We had so much fun with Trudi and Frank at our December Sing-Along! Some of our own residents even joined in to lead “The 12 Days of Christmas,” which was especially entertaining!

Kent Appeldoorn had us all laughing and singing at a recent happy hour.

Shoreview Senior Living residents rang in the New Year with a festive countdown party, complete with ice cream sundaes, music, and plenty of cheering!🎉🎊

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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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2019 Holiday Party + Happy Hour Entertainment

December 26th, 2019

Shoreview Senior Living’s Annual Holiday Party was full of laughter, delicious food, and the spirit of the season! Santa chatted with our wonderful residents, families, and friends here at and decided to add everyone to his “Nice” list!

Michael Nelson delighted us with his fabulous piano skills and stories at a recent Friday happy hour!

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Honoring Our Veterans and Feeling Thankful

December 2nd, 2019

Honoring our Veterans and learning about famous Vets in military history made for a very special Veterans Day here at Shoreview Senior Living.


In preparation of Thanksgiving, Trudi had us all feeling thankful with her latest musical performance at Shoreview Senior Living!

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