Social Activities


Shoreview: Never Short on Fun!

December 31st, 2018

What a blessed holiday season we have had! At Shoreview Senior Living, we have lived life to the fullest the past couple of months. From worship services, sing-a-longs, Rockin’ Tony, and a Christmas tea party, to entertainment from the Senior Saxes, there is no shortage of fun activities here! Check out all of the pictures below.

Fun singing carols and making jingle bell music together!

 

Pastor Steve and Professor Burkart led us in Thanksgiving worship. We heard an inspiring message, sang songs, and learned the history of familiar Thanksgiving hymns.

 

Residents at Shoreview Senior Living had a great time making hats for our upcoming tea party!

 

The Senior Saxes entertained us with holiday music during happy hour!

 

Cheesecake, holiday trivia, Christmas carols, fun hats, and time together made for a very enjoyable Christmas tea party!

 

We enjoyed a fabulous lunch buffet at the beautifully decorated Lake Elmo Inn and Event Center!

 

Rockin’ with Tony on a Wednesday afternoon!

 

Residents at Shoreview enjoyed the sermon and singing carols at our Christmas Day worship service.

 

Santa was a hit at Shoreview Senior Living’s holiday party!

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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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Music, Food, and Painting – Good Times!

October 17th, 2018

Our residents of Shoreview Senior Living are keeping busy this autumn season with all the essentials: music, food, and painting! Check out the events below to see what our residents have been up to these first few weeks of October.

Our friends from Silverwood Nature Center taught us about leaves and their changing fall colors, which inspired our watercolor art lesson.

 

Shoreview residents, families, and friends were treated to delicious German food and festive accordion music in celebration of Oktoberfest! Festive wear! So much food!

 

The early birds at our made-to-order breakfast!

 

Our Shoreview Senior Living residents enjoying the beautiful sounds of the Coral Bells!

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Easter Fun!

April 6th, 2018

These past few weeks have been a blast with Easter activities and some music!

Dulcimer

Lori Ronchak visited and played the Hammered Dulcimer during happy hour. It was such a unique and beautiful instrument that her brother made. She was very talented. We also did some sing-a-longs and music trivia on the piano.

 

Easter Bunny

A group of kids visited residents and made crafts, played games, and got “tattoos.” The Easter bunny hopped on over to celebrate with all the kids! They also had some special treats to take home with them. Thank you to all the residents and volunteers who helped make this a wonderful and successful morning.

 

Coloring Eggs

Residents went back in time as they remembered decorating their Easter eggs as kids. Four dozen beautiful eggs were completed. Some were painted, some were dipped, and others used tissue paper. We are now ready for deviled eggs! A few residents kept crafting and created a Mod Podge egg or a cross, too!

 

St. Odilia Kids Visit

Students from St. Odilia School visited Shoreview Senior Living again. They performed skits, sang songs, and made crafts! It was so special seeing the two generations engage with one another. Not only did residents get attention, but Leo loved it as well!! Thank you, Saint Odilia 4th-graders, for spending some quality time with us here at Shoreview!

 

Yoga & Polka

A little yoga with Nancy and a little polka with Dan made for a wonderful day! The continuous Minnesota snow won’t stop our fun here at Shoreview Senior Living.

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Improv Workshop

March 12th, 2018

Amy Stedman from Just Kidding Improv showed the residents how to “think on their feet.” She made an impact on the residents with acting, humor, and movement. It was fascinating to see residents who are typically quiet or with memory impairment respond and open up! There were no scripts and no right way of doing something. Only learning to be yourself, while having fun with others. We look forward to working with Amy next month.

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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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New Toy

February 22nd, 2018

We finally received a new toy… a karaoke machine! It was so much fun to play around with, especially during manicures. Lee had all the ladies listening and applauding him! We can’t wait to get more CDs. February may be coming to an end, but Trudi helped us continue to celebrate with “The Day of Love.” She is an inspiration to all the residents, and they just love seeing her and Frank each month.

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Valentine’s Day 2018

February 16th, 2018

Leo, the dog, visited once again and spread some furry love. He played balloon ball in Garden Cove, too! Elon was surprised when he stole the balloon! We also celebrated Ash Wednesday in the morning and Valentine’s Day later in the afternoon. The wonderful treats, tea, and music with Jill made this party so much fun. The room was filled with the LOVE of friends and feelings of beauty within everyone!

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Field Trip: Lake Elmo Inn

February 7th, 2018

Thirty-four residents took a trip out for lunch in the glass sunroom at Lake Elmo Inn. The ambiance was beautiful and the food was great. The topic of most conversation was the Super Bowl. It was cool that the restaurant had the leftovers packaged in a tinfoil swan. Reminds me of my grandma, who neatly folded every piece of foil in her drawer. We even received a 25% discount for being “old,” as one person put it! Thank you, Lake Elmo Inn, for a wonderful afternoon! We made it back in time for residents to make a layered rose valentine for someone special.

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