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!
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!
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!
July 2nd, 2018
June has been full of so many fun activities! From field trips to art and music to yummy treats, the residents are having a blast!
Root Beer Floats
We went outside for some trivia and root beer floats. It was a perfect day to enjoy these cool treats. We also realized that there are a few residents you should NOT want to give a water gun!
Aloha, from Shoreview Senior Living! On Wednesday, we had our 1st annual Hawaiian-style BBQ. There were decorations to make residents feel like they were in the tropics and wonderful Hawaiian music from Johnny Pineapple. It was truly a great afternoon! We even had some special Luau dancers who made this whole event come together. They definitely brought many smiles and laughs to the afternoon.
Residents got creative and made some beautiful glittery butterflies to use as a plant stake or an ornament. They all turned out absolutely adorable and bring a bit of summer into the room.
We celebrated our monthly birthday happy hour and a special 61st anniversary. It was so precious to see Tulli and Monica dance to an old favorite! We were spoiled with Kim’s signature chocolate Bailey’s cheesecake. It was a wonderful treat!! The Sunshiners, a mom and daughter duet, joined us for a fun hour of songs and had the residents singing along. Joy is 14 years old and is so talented on her flute. She wowed the residents as she played her flute while hula hooping. We even had a special furry guest, Bentley, who is an adorable great dane puppy. Together he and Leo brought many smiles!
Breakfast and Cards
This morning, we started out with a made-to-order breakfast for the residents! In the afternoon, Trudi joined us for another fabulous sing-a-long. She definitely took the residents “Over the Rainbow” with her beautiful voice. In the evening, Jamie played some cards with residents in Garden Cove.
Minnesota Transportation Museum
On Tuesday, we traveled through history at the Minnesota Transportation Museum and saw exhibits featuring local and regional railway and bus history. We learned that the Jackson Street Roundhouse was built by James J. Hill in 1907 as one of the Great Northern Railway’s steam engine maintenance facilities. It was also the only railroad that did not go bankrupt. It was interesting to see how train cars were designed. We had a wonderful tour guide for our special tour of the forge and learned some fascinating facts from the blacksmiths. We dined in the middle of the museum and took in more history as we watched a short film. We had a great time and absorbed so much history of the Twin Cities.
Alyssa, Seth, and Cora joined us from Silverwood Nature Center to talk about pond life. From tadpoles to turtles to water beetles, residents learned all about the little creatures that make the pond their home. Afterward, they made a cyanotype print which uses the sun to expose their creation.
We had Josh Eidsor play his polka-style music on a concertina. Some recognized him from the polka spotlight on the channel 6 Metro Cable Network. It was a great afternoon! We also put up the fence residents painted flowers on. Our garden out back is doing awesome as well. Soon we will have cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, peppers, and tomatoes thanks to all our green thumbs.
We gave appreciation to our fathers with a pancake breakfast. It is always nice to show how much we care for these special men in our lives.
Rockin’ Tony came in for an afternoon of toe-tapping music! Tony had special guests: Judy played the tambourine, Jim played the sax, and Don played the trumpet. Tony even got ahold of Mr. Smiles (my puppet) and tried to get him to sing!Read More
June 18th, 2018
We’ve had beautiful weather recently, which means lots of summer fun!
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!
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.
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.
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!Read More
September 11th, 2017
Monday, Kathy, a residents caregiver and friend to us all, brought in some wonderful new games just in time for Labor Day at the Fair. Kathy with her husband Jack are truly amazing and we are so thankful for all their time and dedication in making these wonderful games for us. Residents had a great time checking out plinko, 4 in a row, Kirplunk, ball and hoop toss and look forward to another afternoon of fun and games! Thank you Kathy and Jack!!! We love you guys.Read More
September 1st, 2017
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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.
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August 18th, 2017
Wednesday many showed up to enjoy our monthly “Made to Order Breakfast”. Management all pitched in to make this morning eventful for all. Later that afternoon Trudi came in to get us in the mood for “State Fair Time”. Residents sang along with all the classics they remember. Trudi is such an amazing person so filled with love for each resident. Can’t forget Frank her husband, is the best roadie and bird caller we have met ! We love you guys, thank you so much for your time and dedication. It was definitely a great way to kick off the fair season.Read More
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!!Read More
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.Read More
August 4th, 2017
August came in with a blast as we celebrated National Night Out!! So Many turned out for this exciting event to bring our community together. DJ Steve came in to play his music, residents enjoyed hot dogs, lemonade and ice cream, and we even brought out the water balloons. It was so nice of Officer Wahlborg and Francia from Ramsey County to stop by and join us (hope I got the spelling right!!) , even in some dancing!!! Residents asked them many questions and it was so fun to learn more about them. Thank you, guys, for your dedication in our community and your time!! When they left, residents continued to dance the night away as well as watch Kristy and her clan of wonderful volunteers TRY to do the “Macarena”. Fun to see the residents try to do this as well!! Terrific evening with some terrific neighbors.Read More