Fun Activities


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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Live Music, Nature Education, and Lots of Fun at Shoreview!

April 19th, 2019

We’ve been busy at Shoreview Senior Living. Check out some of the fun events at Shoreview from the last few weeks!

Interim HealthCare joined us for bingo. They not only called the numbers and provided prizes – they also led us in gentle exercises throughout the game. It was fun AND felt great!

These little canines sure can warm our hearts! We love spending time with Benny and Daisy. 🐶

The folks from Silverwood Nature Center gave us an informative session about birds and led us in making beautiful feathers out of clay. 🐦🐦🐦

We tapped our toes and sang along during our evening with the Pistachio Singers. There songs from the ’40s brought back many memories and their harmonies were beautiful! 🎤🎼

We love music, and time spent rockin’ with Tony is always a blast!

The theme for this month’s visit to the James J. Hill house was “Art Collections.”  We learned that James Hill was an avid collector of paintings.  We also viewed a special exhibit of Nicholas Brewer’s works that are currently on display at the J.J. Hill House.

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February Fun

February 22nd, 2019

Tenants at Shoreview Senior Living had a February full of fun! From celebrating Valentine’s Day to a tour of the James J. Hill House, we shared the love and learned a lot.

We enjoyed a fun afternoon making Valentines and talking about our loved ones!

Our Friday Bible Study topic was something we all enjoyed discussing – Patience.

We were treated to a tour of the James J. Hill House. We learned so much about the Hill family’s household staff. It was very interesting!

Valentine’s Day festivities included a sing-along with Trudy, pink hair, accordion music, and ice cream sundaes. What a great day to share the love. <3

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Shoreview Senior Living Fun Festivities

February 7th, 2019

Bobby and Christine kept our toes tapping with their energetic and lively performance!

Under the leadership of David Phelps, Student Ensembles from Mounds View High School, provided us with beautiful choral music!!

Groovin’ with Rockin’ Tony!

We were treated to a lovely afternoon with Gizelle at our Mary Kay Pampering Party.

Jokes, trivia, and conversation makes Mind Joggers such a great time together!

Music with Tony Garry had us smiling and snapping our fingers!

We love it when Mary Hall shares her music with us!

We had a great Superbowl party with plenty of food, games, and fellowship!

 

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Happy New Year!

January 8th, 2019

Happy New Year to all! Check out below for our fun activities from the past few weeks.

At Shoreview Senior Living, we enjoyed a happy hour with Monroe Wright. He’s certainly a crowd-pleaser!

 

We also rang in the new year early with plenty of music, balloons, and root beer floats. We hope 2019 brings you joy and happiness.

 

 

 

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We Love Celebrations!

October 29th, 2018

At Shoreview Senior Living, our residents love the chance to come together for fun activities, celebrations, and great conversation. Our most recent activities encompass all three. Take a look at what we’ve been up to!

We had a blast celebrating Halloween at Shoreview Senior Living!

 

Shoreview Senior Living residents gathered for a Friday Bible study and great conversation.

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September Activities

October 1st, 2018

September was full of art, music, and more!

Painting Lesson

We had a great time painting together!

Trudi

Railroad sing-along with Trudy.

Railroad Fun with Trudi
Railroad Fun with Trudi

Apple Cider

The kind folks from Silverwood Nature Center taught us the process of making apple cider.

Apple Cider
Apple Cider

Metro Men Barbershop Chorus

An afternoon of music with the Metro Men Barbershop Chorus.

September Birthdays

Celebrating resident birthdays for September.

Celebrating Birthdays at Shoreview

Celebrating Birthdays at Shoreview

Monroe Wright

Happy Hour with Monroe is always wonderful!

Seed Art

Making seed art to celebrate autumn.

Seed Art at Shoreview Senior Living

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Recent Fun

August 20th, 2018

Some recent fun at Shoreview Senior Living — We enjoyed patio trivia, National Night Out, music, dancing, fishing and more!

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Good Times in July

August 6th, 2018

Another month just flew by! Residents participated in the Slice of Shoreview Days parade, celebrated birthdays, and enjoyed many good times in July.

Slice of Shoreview Days Parade

On Saturday morning, Shoreview Senior Living participated in the Slice of Shoreview Days parade! It turned out to be a beautiful day. Rockin’ Tony made this day even more special by joining us on the float. Thank you to all who helped make this event happen. Be sure to check us out on CTV North Suburbs online. We also wanted to give a shout out to DARTS Aging and Caregiving Resources transportation for all their time and dedication!

 

90th Birthday

This is where the memories begin. A family celebrating their mom’s and friend’s 90th Birthday.

 

Yoga, Trivia, and Volleyball

We started the day with a game of volleyball, then we played a little trivia out on the patio in the afternoon. Residents enjoyed a bit of ice cream while testing their knowledge. Once they were filled up, we went inside to do some relaxing yoga with Nancy. We can’t thank you enough, Nancy, for your time and dedication! We all had a wonderful afternoon.

 

Silverwood Nature Center

Silverwood Nature Center visited again and talked about farmers markets. Residents were able to share their stories of canning their favorite veggies and fruit, as well as their days on the farm. They also created a berry bowl from clay which will be fired in the kiln and brought back next month for them to enjoy!

 

Fishing

Monday was such a busy day. A group of residents headed out to White Bear Lake to go fishing. We couldn’t ask for a more beautiful day! Everyone caught a fish! Ricardo caught the smallest fish, and Donna pulled in the largest fish. When we docked, residents enjoyed some lunch by the lake. Thank you, Ted, Kathy, and Julie for a terrific morning. Bear Boating of White Bear Lake, MN is a wonderful organization!

 

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June Activities

July 2nd, 2018

June has been full of so many fun activities! From field trips to art and music to yummy treats, the residents are having a blast!

Root Beer Floats

We went outside for some trivia and root beer floats. It was a perfect day to enjoy these cool treats. We also realized that there are a few residents you should NOT want to give a water gun!

 

Hawaiian BBQ

Aloha, from Shoreview Senior Living! On Wednesday, we had our 1st annual Hawaiian-style BBQ. There were decorations to make residents feel like they were in the tropics and wonderful Hawaiian music from Johnny Pineapple. It was truly a great afternoon! We even had some special Luau dancers who made this whole event come together. They definitely brought many smiles and laughs to the afternoon.

 

Butterfly Art

Residents got creative and made some beautiful glittery butterflies to use as a plant stake or an ornament. They all turned out absolutely adorable and bring a bit of summer into the room.

 

Birthday Celebration

We celebrated our monthly birthday happy hour and a special 61st anniversary. It was so precious to see Tulli and Monica dance to an old favorite! We were spoiled with Kim’s signature chocolate Bailey’s cheesecake. It was a wonderful treat!! The Sunshiners, a mom and daughter duet, joined us for a fun hour of songs and had the residents singing along. Joy is 14 years old and is so talented on her flute. She wowed the residents as she played her flute while hula hooping. We even had a special furry guest, Bentley, who is an adorable great dane puppy. Together he and Leo brought many smiles!

 

Breakfast and Cards

This morning, we started out with a made-to-order breakfast for the residents! In the afternoon, Trudi joined us for another fabulous sing-a-long. She definitely took the residents “Over the Rainbow” with her beautiful voice. In the evening, Jamie played some cards with residents in Garden Cove.

Breakfast and Cards

 

Minnesota Transportation Museum

On Tuesday, we traveled through history at the Minnesota Transportation Museum and saw exhibits featuring local and regional railway and bus history. We learned that the Jackson Street Roundhouse was built by James J. Hill in 1907 as one of the Great Northern Railway’s steam engine maintenance facilities. It was also the only railroad that did not go bankrupt. It was interesting to see how train cars were designed. We had a wonderful tour guide for our special tour of the forge and learned some fascinating facts from the blacksmiths. We dined in the middle of the museum and took in more history as we watched a short film. We had a great time and absorbed so much history of the Twin Cities.

 

Pond Life

Alyssa, Seth, and Cora joined us from Silverwood Nature Center to talk about pond life. From tadpoles to turtles to water beetles, residents learned all about the little creatures that make the pond their home. Afterward, they made a cyanotype print which uses the sun to expose their creation.

 

Concertina

We had Josh Eidsor play his polka-style music on a concertina. Some recognized him from the polka spotlight on the channel 6 Metro Cable Network. It was a great afternoon! We also put up the fence residents painted flowers on. Our garden out back is doing awesome as well. Soon we will have cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, peppers, and tomatoes thanks to all our green thumbs.

 

Pancake Breakfast

We gave appreciation to our fathers with a pancake breakfast. It is always nice to show how much we care for these special men in our lives.

 

Rockin’ Tony

Rockin’ Tony came in for an afternoon of toe-tapping music! Tony had special guests: Judy played the tambourine, Jim played the sax, and Don played the trumpet. Tony even got ahold of Mr. Smiles (my puppet) and tried to get him to sing!

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