Summer Fun


Alzheimer’s Association Fundraisers & More

September 6th, 2019

We’re coming into the end of summer, but the fun continues here at Shoreview! This month, we’ve held Alzheimer’s Association fundraisers, learned about nature, and much more. Check it out!

To raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association, our residents and staff donated items for a “happy hour auction.” A fun afternoon fundraising for a great cause!

More fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association! On August 21, everyone enjoyed a delicious meal, reminisced, and shared memories during our old-time, ’50s-themed BBQ fundraiser.

We love the monthly visits and lessons with our friends from Silverwood Nature Center! We get to learn so much about nature, and then apply it to the art we create that day.

A change of plans due to rainy weather can be a bummer. But when that change involves ice cream and music, life is good! 🎤🍦🎼

Trudi brings us sunshine each month with her love of music. For August, she brought us an afternoon at the state fair!

We are thankful for this couple, Tony and Irmi. They spend a LOT of time in the back garden, and we all reap the rewards!

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Celebrating National Night Out & Happy Hour with Monroe Wright

August 23rd, 2019

Here are photos from our “National Night Out” (well, we made it an afternoon out) celebration! We enjoyed time together on the patio, root beer floats, and guitar and fiddle music!

Happy hour + Monroe Wright add up to a very fun Friday afternoon!

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Slice of Shoreview Days Parade and Other Fun Celebrations

August 9th, 2019

We’ve made our way into the last month of summer, but the good times keep rollin’ here at Shoreview! Check out photos from our walk in the Slice of Shoreview Days parade and other fun celebrations.

We had so much fun at the Slice of Shoreview Days parade! The crowd loved Rockin’ Tony’s music and our candy, squirt bottles (it was a hot day), and flamingos!

It’s not every day that you get to celebrate a 95th Birthday! Happy Birthday, Elon! 🎂🎉

Our neighbors, the Kindercare Kids, shared a creative dance with us and led us in a fun game of bingo!

Tenants enjoyed a game of quarter bingo Monday morning. What a great way to begin the week!

We enjoy socializing during our Friday afternoon happy hours. Groups like Jim and Cactus Willie bring out the music in us! 🎤🎶💃🕺

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Hawaiian BBQ, live music, and other fun events at Shoreview

July 15th, 2019

Summer fun has kept on rollin’ here at Shoreview! This July, we’ve had a Hawaiian BBQ, live music, and other fun events – check it out!

It’s hard to decide which part of our recent trip to Green Mill was best: the delicious meal or the ride!

Listening to Lyndon Griffin’s stories and songs about the Old West was so much fun!  

This month’s lesson and craft with Silverwood Nature Center taught us about the importance of sunlight in nature.

Monday morning bingo with friends is a great way to start the week!

Monroe knows how to bring a smile to our faces and put a song in our hearts! Celebrating our monthly birthdays with him was an absolute blast!

Maria not only keeps our library in order, she also keeps it decorated to always match the season. Thanks for celebrating freedom, Maria!

Aloha from Shoreview Senior Living! What’s more fun than a Hawaiian BBQ?!

Noodles and balloons bring on lots of laughs!

We love spending time together on the patio during the summer months!

Piece by piece, this gal gets the job done. We’re proud of our “Queen of Puzzles!”

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Kicking off summer at Shoreview Senior Living

June 27th, 2019

Kicking off summer at Shoreview Senior Living with a boat trip and lots of live music!

Our boating trip on White Bear Lake was relaxing, fun, and informative! The captain, crew, and our own residents shared stories about the history of the homes on White Bear Lake. 

We love to gather on Friday afternoons for happy hour as we visit with one another and listen to great music!

The Metro Men delighted us with barbershop music and even some pretty funny stories!

Everyone sang beautifully and had a blast at our sing-a-long with Jeff! 🎤🎼

Gary visited both Garden Coves, East and North, for a fun afternoon of singing some favorites!

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Recent Fun

August 20th, 2018

Some recent fun at Shoreview Senior Living — We enjoyed patio trivia, National Night Out, music, dancing, fishing and more!

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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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June Activities

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!

 

Hawaiian BBQ

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.

 

Butterfly Art

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.

 

Birthday Celebration

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.

Breakfast and Cards

 

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.

 

Pond Life

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.

 

Concertina

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.

 

Pancake Breakfast

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

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!

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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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Labor Day Fair Games

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.

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