Outdoor Fun


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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Summer Fun

June 18th, 2018

We’ve had beautiful weather recently, which means lots of summer fun!

Showtime Gals

We had the privilege of watching the Showtime Gals. They are always a treat to see every year, with their new songs and sparkling personalities. They sang various show tunes and songs from the good ol’ days. We love to see their different costumes that go with each number. What a talented bunch of ladies! At the end of the show, they went around and visited with the residents. Thank you, Showtime Gals!! Be sure to remember your local food shelf. They are always in need this time of year!

 

Fishing

Monday was a beautiful day to go fishing on White Bear Lake. The water was perfect, and the fish were biting!! Residents caught a pumpkinseed, a bass, and some nice sized sunnies. It was exciting! Only Kevin and Kristy were skunked and only had their grub worm to show. A special shout-out to Captain Bob, his crew, Kathy and Jan, and White Bear Boating for helping us make this day possible.

 

Creature Encounters

We had the pleasure of having Creature Encounters Inc. join us for a live exotic animal show. Residents learned about Crockett, a Patagonian cavy, who looks like a very large guinea pig. We met Smog, the bearded dragon, who scientists believe taught us how to wave. There was also Russel, the three-banded armadillo, Jeff, the chinchilla, and Harley, the hedgehog. Residents were able to touch them and learn more about their environment. The animals were all so adorable. I don’t think we will get any as a pet, but they were sure fun to see. Afterward, the residents gathered outside for a bit of sunshine and chit-chat.

 

Patio Fun

Residents had a great afternoon on the patio playing poor man’s golf and enjoying root beer floats. Summer doesn’t get much better than this!

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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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Zip-line Adventure

February 6th, 2018

Two of our residents crossed something off their bucket list over the weekend! Erma Comstock (86)  and Jan Bromberg (82) went on a zip-line across the Mississippi with Bold North Zip Line. They may be old, but they sure are bold!
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Shoreview Senior Living Residents Jan Bromberg and Erma Comstock Zip-line Shoreview Senior Living Residents Jan Bromberg and Erma Comstock Zip-line

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Pine Tree Apple Orchard

October 13th, 2017

Thursday we took a trip to Pine Tree Apple Orchard. It was a perfect day to sample some delicious apples and shop for all our favorite apple treats. Nice to sit in their café and just take in all the beauty of fall.

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Boat Trip on the St. Croix

October 9th, 2017

October 2nd the clan from Shoreview went on a boat trip on the St Croix out of Afton. We think our prayers worked because the weather held out for us right up till the end. Some went up top, while others stayed below. Great afternoon to see some of Gods beauty! A shout out to Katlyn who took care of us in the cabin and Captain Gordon and his helper who led the way. Having the boat to ourselves was kinda neat. Thank you to my volunteers who helped, couldn’t of done it with out you!

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First Annual Craft and Bake Sale!

September 12th, 2017

Saturday we had our first annual Craft and Bake Sale! We were so grateful for all the crafters who joined us. Great to see so much creativity and unique items. Valda had a great display of all her knitting items and we are planning on donating the rest to the kids at Harriet Tubman. Residents all pitched in to make some fun treats and jumped right in to help with the sale. Ok some, like Carol played a bit, but that was ok. Later that afternoon, Beth and Joy joined us and played some music out on the lawn. It ended up being a terrific day. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped!!

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Save the Date: Saturday, Sept. 9th – 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 1st, 2017

2017 Walk to End Alzheimer s-Southview Senior Communities-Twin Cities MN

Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Please join our Southview Senior Living Communities team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.

Please Visit Our Team Page To Donate And/Or Sign Up!

Our team has raised $10,129 which is already over our goal of $10,000!

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The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, September 9th at the Target Field in Minneapolis, MN. The registration begins at 7:30 AM, then the cermony at 9:00 AM, and lastly the walk at 9:25 AM. The walk is a 1 or 2.3 mile option and welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. Register to participate in the Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in our community.

Click here to learn more about the event. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s!

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Fishing for Fun

August 10th, 2017

Monday we headed out to White Bear Lake to do some fishing. Couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day!! Residents were pulling them in one after another. Harriet, who grew up on White Bear Lake, caught the most and the smallest. Bruce caught the first and Bob caught the biggest, a nice yellow belly. We thought Laurie made a friend as she didn’t want to let hers go, she thought they were cute. After a great afternoon on the lake we had a picnic right on shore. Donny found some milkweed and learned from a landscaper that you can eat the pods! Hmmm, not to sure about this. But we do need to get some to plant in our back yard. Thank you “Fishing for Fun” for a wonderful afternoon!!

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Summer Blast Kids Visit

August 7th, 2017

Wednesday we welcomed Summer Blast from Incarnation Lutheran Church to Shoreview Senior Living. They boys helped the residents make some sunflowers which will be hung up in Garden Cove. A few of the boys challenged Florence, our Champion Scrabble player, to a game. Florence came out in the lead, but they sure did have fun. A few others learned the game Blokus while Elon found a drawing buddy. So precious to see these two drawing together! Before they left they cleaned up our walkways and patios. Amazing group of boys!!! Look forward to having them return.

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