Music


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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Music and Art: Our Two Favorites!

November 20th, 2018

At Shoreview Senior Living, we are enjoying a November filled with beautiful music and art. Check out below for pictures from our musical and artistic ventures!

 

It’s always fun to sing along with Trudy! She’s so spunky and sweet! This month’s theme was “Thanksgiving.”

 

Happy hour with James Shaw was so much fun! His impersonations were great!

 

We enjoyed a craft session making art for our doors!

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Spook-tacular Festivities

November 8th, 2018

At Shoreview Senior Living, we have been BUSY this fall season! We had a great time playing balloon “piñata” and creating junk pumpkins. The expressions on our pumpkins really made us laugh! We also had a Halloween party and spent time with Kindercare kids. Check out photos from these spook-tacular festivities!

 

We had so much fun with our friend, Rockin’ Tony! Music brings out the smiles in us!

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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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Music, Smiles, and Laughter

June 4th, 2018

The past few weeks have been full of music, smiles, and laughter! What a wonderful start to the summer.

Ken Wanovich

Ken Wanovich joined us for happy hour and played some sing-a-longs and classic tunes that we all love. Residents enjoyed delicious hummus, pita chips, and cocktails while listening to Ken’s wonderful music.

 

From Volleyball to Yoga

From volleyball to sing-a-longs to a picnic lunch in building B, we sure have had a fun week. It may have been muggy outside, but there was fun to be had inside! Nancy taught us a new yoga move called “lion pose.” We love this one! Not only does it help our facial muscles and voices, but we also look a bit goofy, too!

 

May Birthdays

We celebrated our May birthdays and a 72nd wedding anniversary during happy hour. With the cake, ice cream, friends, and music from Monroe Wright – we sure had a great time.

 

Tony’s Rock-n-roll

Tony came in for an afternoon of rock-n-roll. It was great to see him and his nephew, Mason, who had just graduated preschool. He played his saxophone while Tony sang. He just looks up to his “gunkle” so much! Mason is so lucky to have such a special uncle in his life.

 

Red Nose Day at the Masonic Heritage Center

This day was filled with fun moments. First, it was Red Nose Day to support children in poverty. I love this day because it creates so many smiles! A group of us took our noses and went to the Masonic Heritage Center to see “From Ava to Eternity: the Life and Music of Frank Sinatra.” As we wore our noses to lunch and the theater, we noticed we inspired many smiles and laughs. Even the director of the theater put a nose on. We took a picture with the cast after the show too. It was a wonderful performance, and we look forward to going back in the near future. Back at Shoreview, Lexi had a great time enjoying popsicles out on the patio with residents.

 

Silverwood Nature Center

Silverwood Nature Center visited us again to talk about baby animals. It was interesting to learn some of the fun facts! We knew rabbits multiply fast, but they are also known to have a litter each month. Wow! Residents then created a watercolor and ink press picture of baby animals in a nature scene. In the end, we were able to pick up the small bird baths that we made last month out of clay. They turned out so nice!

Leo’s Birthday Party

Leo turned three, and residents helped celebrate his special day. He played in the pool, showed them how he can jump through a hoop, and played some frisbee with the residents. Leo brought us some dog treats for everyone to share. What a beautiful day to celebrate this special pooch!

 

Thematic Thursday

Thematic Thursday was filled with a variety of fun activities. We spent the day planting flowers on our patios. They look beautiful; it must have been our singing! In the afternoon, Amy came in for another improv hour with the residents. From funny noises to funny faces, it was a great time. Later in the day, The Hacklewrappers joined us for an evening of Bluegrass music. They were terrific and got the toes tapping.

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Movement in May

May 21st, 2018

The past few weeks have been full of activities that inspired residents to get moving!

Yoga and Volleyball

We had a terrific Tuesday! Residents started out with volleyball in the morning. It’s becoming pretty competitive! After lunch, we all headed out for some trivia on the patio. We ended the wonderful day outside doing yoga with Nancy.

 

Mother’s Day Tea

Monday afternoon, we enjoyed sitting on the patio before the rain came. Afterwards, we ventured inside for our Mother’s Day Tea Party. David Geske played some beautiful piano music for all the ladies (and a few men too), while the residents enjoyed tea with little cucumber sandwiches and petite desserts. It was a beautiful afternoon to celebrate with the moms at Shoreview Senior Living!

 

Senior Prom

A room filled with beautiful decorations, a corsage for each resident, and nothing but smiles made for the start of a wonderful Prom. The beauty of each resident was captured as they enjoyed an afternoon of music with Dan and Judy from Bandanaa, dancing, and gourmet treats. A few teenagers from Mounds View High School joined us and helped create many lasting memories. They were such joyful and compassionate students as they danced and visited with the residents. This intergenerational experience is rewarding for the students and seniors. We were proud to crown Dawn and Lee Herndon as the 2018 King and Queen of Shoreview Senior Living. Thank you to everyone who helped make this day special!!!

 

Canvas Painting

Mrs. Jill visited residents to do some canvas painting. They each created beautiful spring paintings of flowers in a field. I love how the residents can relax and get lost in their painting.

 

Dancing to Amy and Adams

Residents enjoyed their weekly happy hour with Amy and Adams. They are a wonderful and talented music duo. The music got the residents singing, dancing, and tapping their toes. “Ralph” (my puppet) even came out to get Telly to smile a little bit. Then Leo caught a dance with mom. Amy and Adams are a fun couple. We look forward to seeing them again!

 

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Animals in April

April 30th, 2018

The past few weeks have been full of animals, music, and fun!

Silverwood

Chelsie and Sam from Silverwood Nature Center gave residents a presentation about water. We learned that nearly 97% of the world’s water is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Water regulates the Earth’s temperature. Our favorite fact is that 75% of the human brain or a living tree is made of water.

After some education, residents used stamps and other tools to create their birdbaths made of a clay. We look forward to getting them back next month after they are fired in the kiln.

 

CD Suncatchers

Residents painted CD suncatchers. We never thought something recycled could look so pretty. Can’t wait to hang them in the windows to have the sun shine on them and display their beauty.

 

Andy

Andy stopped by for a evening of music and treats. We were going to have a bonfire and roast s’mores, but Mother Nature won. We still enjoyed plenty of wonderful tunes and dancing with friends.

 

Improv

Amy came to visit for our second session of improv. We talked about emotions, and residents were able to express them to one another. Some residents even participated in an “animal sounds” band. It was such a fun time and so delightful to see the smiles and to hear the laughter.

 

Trudi

Trudi and Frank joined us for an afternoon of music welcoming Spring! Finally, the snow is going away, the birds are chirping, and the trees are budding. Always great to sing-a-long with such a dear friend.

 

Como Zoo & Conservatory

It was such a beautiful day to get out to the Conservatory at the Como Zoo. It was wonderful to take in all that nature brings to the world, and it’s truly amazing how much work they have put in over the years to make it so fascinating for us to visit. There’s always see something new! We even went to see the primates, where we saw orangutans, spider monkeys, and gorillas. It was a terrific afternoon with terrific friends!!!

 

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Special Visitors | March Activities

March 22nd, 2018

This week at Shoreview Senior Living, we had lovely special visitors who were ready to share their love of music with the residents.

Visit from Saint Odilia

On Tuesday morning, the 4th grade students from Saint Odilia came to spend some time with the residents. Some kids made Easter wreaths for their doors, while others just spent some quality time talking with the residents. It was so special and rewarding. One group even sang “Let It Snow” as it began snowing outside. Father Stiles was visiting the same day for confessions with the residents. Kids thought it was cool to run into him. They were a terrific bunch of students, and we look forward to seeing them next week.

 

Trudi’s Irish Blessings

Trudi came in on Wednesday afternoon to help us continue celebrating this month’s Irish blessings. Residents sang along with all their favorite tunes and laughed at a few limericks. She even brought Aria, her grandson, with to help run the show.

 

“School House Rock” Performance

On Wednesday evening, Jill came in with her cast. They performed “School House Rock” for the residents. These kids were filled with talent and did a spectacular job. We are so grateful for the opportunity to have Jill and her crew come and do a rehearsal show before their big night. Thank you Jill for bring us such an amazing show!!

 

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Fun Week in March

March 20th, 2018

Great times this week in March! Easter egg spin art, Wheel of Fortune, a visit from Leo, a bit of karaoke, and a wonderful lunch with some music from Andy! I love to see the smiles of all our residents. It couldn’t get any better than this!

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Music and Fun with Jim Berner

March 6th, 2018

On Friday, Jim Berner joined us for a fun afternoon made up of music and happy times. We enjoyed cocktails and appetizers while listening to all the great hit songs we remember. There were even a few sing-a-longs like Take Me Out to the Ball Game, You are My Sunshine, and When You’re Smiling. Residents had fun dancing to the Hokey Pokey and the Chicken Dance. What a great way to start the weekend!

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