Music


Ice Cream Socials, Father’s Day Fun, and More

July 23rd, 2021

Friday afternoon ice cream socials are always a hit for members in Shoreview’s Garden Cove North and West communities. There’s no better way to welcome a summer weekend than getting together for tasty sundaes, catchy tunes, good conversation, and plenty of laughs! 🍨🍦🙂

For Father’s Day, the men of Shoreview Senior Living enjoyed time conversing together over pizza, beer, and soda! They relaxed with good food and drinks, learned more about each other, and even laughed at a some classic dad jokes. 😉😆🍻🍕

Yeehaw! We had so much fun getting back in the saddle of enjoying our summer cookouts with our Western Barbecue. Special thank you to Chef Josh for delicious homestyle cookin’! 🤠 🍖🌭

We are thankful for Trent’s green thumb and care of our patio gardens, landscaping, and all the beautiful flowers at Shoreview Senior Living! 🧑‍🌾🌺🌸🌷

Shirley painted her pots, planted her seeds, and has been providing all the right TLC – now she has a beautiful zinnia garden for her windowsill. Great job, Shirley! 🪴

Residents of Shoreview Senior Living were tapping their toes, clapping their hands, and having a great time listening to the Centennial Stompers! Miss Maisy is always so funny and it’s such a treat whenever she stops by. We also love visiting with our sweet Labrador friend, Winthrop! 🐶🎶

Nothing says “FUN” like dancing to the music of Tony Garry! Thanks for a wonderful performance and incredibly fun dance party, Tony! 🎶💃🕺🎶

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Vinnie Rose Performance and Enjoying Cookies and Coffee

April 30th, 2021

Thank you to the talented musician, Vinnie Rose, for stopping by Shoreview Senior Living recently. It was so nice to enjoy a live performance again – everyone loved the fun stories as well as the amazing tunes! 🎼🎸

Getting together for coffee and cookies each day is the perfect way share a few laughs and get to know one another! 🍪☕️

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Groundhog Day Coloring Contest & More February Fun

February 19th, 2021

Congratulations to Shoreview Senior Living resident, Jenny, for winning our Groundhog Day coloring contest! Here’s Jenny’s beautiful submission, as well as a photo of her holding her prize: a pot of Spring bulbs peeking out of the soil (complete with a groundhog, of course). She also won a free meal. Awesome job, Jenny!

What a joy it is to sing as a group! We like to get together and sing tunes from a variety of genres: folk, pop, country, spiritual, and even silly songs! 🎶🎤

Who says you can’t make wearing a mask a little fun? Look how stylish our friend, Donny, looks in his light-up mask!

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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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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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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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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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