Winter Fun

John and Paul

February 27th, 2018

Residents gathered to listen to the live music of John and Paul. One of them is our resident’s brother. They were terrific! It was great to see everyone having such a good time and singing along to some of their favorite tunes.

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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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Batik Art

February 14th, 2018

Residents learned the ancient Indonesian art of Batiking. They colored shapes and patterns on color-resistant paper. Then the unimaginable happened; they had to crumple them up! Many just looked at me thinking, “Why on earth would I do that?”

Once they finally did it, they painted, blotted, and ironed the paper. We finished it with some lamination. They turned out great! Someday, we will do fabric Batik. It is always fun to learn ways of a different culture.

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Fun in Garden Cove

February 11th, 2018

We had a fun day in Garden Cove with watercolors and games. Some residents gave some of their love to some new dolls we received by Bodie, one of our caregivers. The smiles from Rita and Carol says it all. A mother’s love is forever!

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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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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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Happy Hour with Andy

February 5th, 2018

It was definitely cold out this weekend, and the groundhog said six more weeks of winter. I guess that’s nothing new living here in Minnesota. We stayed warm with some delicious appetizers and cocktails. Andy joined us and brought the warmth of music to all our hearts.


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Sock Snowmen

January 11th, 2018

Residents crafted some sock snowmen. They had fun creating their masterpieces with yarn, buttons, fleece, and pipe cleaners. It sure beats dressing up in our gear and making one outside in the snow!

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Garden Cove Games

January 9th, 2018

Thursday was filled with games like basketball and Sequence in Shoreview’s Garden Cove. It was a great way to spend the chilly afternoon.

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