Fun Activities


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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Dancing, Music, and Laughs

December 6th, 2019

So far, December has been filled with lots of dancing, music, and laughs here at Shoreview Senior Living. Check out all the fun!

What a happy, happy time we had with the Kisarit Finnish Dance Group! They had us tapping our toes, dancing, and having an absolute blast!

Hanging with Tony Garry and singing along to his music is always a great time!

Those Sawdusters are so much fun! The group recently put on an amazing show here at Shoreview Senior Living, and everyone had an incredible time singing along and listening to their jokes!

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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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Slice of Shoreview Days Parade and Other Fun Celebrations

August 9th, 2019

We’ve made our way into the last month of summer, but the good times keep rollin’ here at Shoreview! Check out photos from our walk in the Slice of Shoreview Days parade and other fun celebrations.

We had so much fun at the Slice of Shoreview Days parade! The crowd loved Rockin’ Tony’s music and our candy, squirt bottles (it was a hot day), and flamingos!

It’s not every day that you get to celebrate a 95th Birthday! Happy Birthday, Elon! 🎂🎉

Our neighbors, the Kindercare Kids, shared a creative dance with us and led us in a fun game of bingo!

Tenants enjoyed a game of quarter bingo Monday morning. What a great way to begin the week!

We enjoy socializing during our Friday afternoon happy hours. Groups like Jim and Cactus Willie bring out the music in us! 🎤🎶💃🕺

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Kicking off summer at Shoreview Senior Living

June 27th, 2019

Kicking off summer at Shoreview Senior Living with a boat trip and lots of live music!

Our boating trip on White Bear Lake was relaxing, fun, and informative! The captain, crew, and our own residents shared stories about the history of the homes on White Bear Lake. 

We love to gather on Friday afternoons for happy hour as we visit with one another and listen to great music!

The Metro Men delighted us with barbershop music and even some pretty funny stories!

Everyone sang beautifully and had a blast at our sing-a-long with Jeff! 🎤🎼

Gary visited both Garden Coves, East and North, for a fun afternoon of singing some favorites!

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Fun May Activities and Events at Shoreview

May 24th, 2019
Lots of May activities and events at Shoreview!

We love our happy hours and music with Kent! It’s always so much fun spending this special time together!

We loved both the food and conversation at the Little Venetian restaurant in Little Canada. We’re more than ready to go back!

We love it when Trudi visits us with flowers and music! 💐🎤🎼

We celebrated the special women in our lives at our May Ladies’ tea party. We wore fancy hats and flowers as we conversed, sipped our tea, and enjoyed music provided by our delightful guest, Tara.

This Memorial Day weekend, we at Shoreview Senior Living remember and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

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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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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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