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End of Summer Celebrations

August 30th, 2019

August means end of summer celebrations, and we were sure to embrace the upcoming season change in style!

Last week Josie taught us to make her favorite recipe of Southern banana pudding. It was so delicious that it even had some of us licking the bowls!

It started out as a rainy day, but the sun came out, and we enjoyed a great “end of the summer” family BBQ last week!

This week we enjoyed music by Bobby and Christine. They really know how to get us singing along and clapping in our seats!

Two Saint Bernards visited while we set up for our August birthday party and were such a fun surprise! Nigel Egg stopped by to play some music and help us celebrate our August guests of honor: Esther, Louise, Pauline, Dorothy, and Mary.

The birds around the Willows were well cared for this month! We created homemade bird feeders out of toilet paper tubes, peanut butter, and bird seed.

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July BBQ and Volunteer Visits

August 9th, 2019

We had lots of visitors last month here at the Willows! Check out some photos from our July BBQ and volunteer visits.

We had another amazing resident and family BBQ lunch this July! 🌭🥗🍔

We are always thankful for our community volunteers! This month included a visit from Substance Church, middle school students from Lord of Life Church, and weekly visits from our therapy dog, Solomon.

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Karaoke Fun and Patriotic Parfaits at Willows of Arbor Lakes

July 16th, 2019

To say we had fun at karaoke last week would be an understatement. One of our resident’s daughters has a Karaoke business (Karaoke Paradise), and she brought karaoke to the Willows! We had a blast singing and dancing to many favorite songs. We originally planned the event for an hour, but everyone was having such a great time we kept going for a few hours! There’s a lot of talent here in the Willows community!

With the help from volunteers Katelyn and Shawna, we made patriotic parfaits with fresh strawberries and blueberries. They were delicious!

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Happy Independence Day from the Willows of Arbor Lakes

July 5th, 2019

To all the residents, staff, and family members of the Willows of Arbor Lakes: We hope everyone had a safe and happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day from the Willows of Arbor Lakes
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Summer Treats at The Willows of Arbor Lakes

July 3rd, 2019

Now that we’re in the dog days of summer, we’ve been enjoying yummy summer treats at the Willows of Arbor Lakes!

One of our regular volunteers and her children picked fresh strawberries at her brother’s strawberry farm in Wisconsin. They brought the strawberries in for the residents, and everyone enjoyed a summer treat of strawberry shortcake. It was a hit!

We made a craft of our favorite summer treat: ice cream!

Since the days are getting warmer, we decided to have some fun making fresh squeezed lemonade!

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Loren Wolfe Concert and Bingo

June 28th, 2019

We enjoyed singing along with Loren Wolfe last Friday, and are always amazed at his seemingly endless repertoire of songs!

On Thursday, June 20, we had fun playing Bingo with middle school students from Lord of Life Church.

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June birthdays and summer BBQ at Willows of Arbor Lakes

June 21st, 2019

Enjoying the season with June birthdays and summer BBQ at Willows of Arbor Lakes!

We enjoyed accordion music from Mark Stillman while celebrating June birthdays. Happy birthday to Pat and Michael! 🎂🎉



Everyone had a blast at our summer kick-off barbeque for residents and family! 🌭🍔



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An Amazing Start to Summer at Willows of Arbor Lakes

June 7th, 2019

It’s been an amazing start to summer here at the Willows!

Residents have painted flower pots with planted marigold seeds in them, planted flowers in the planters on our patio, and just relaxed while enjoying the sunshine!


On Thursday, May 23, the fourth graders from Cedar Island Elementary School came to sing for us at the Willows of Arbor Lakes. We were incredibly touched by their talent, organization, and kindness. Their singing brought smiles to all our faces, and we loved singing along to the familiar songs!


We are thankful for the warmer weather and the chance to get outdoors!


Monroe Wright’s performance on Friday was a hit!

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May Birthdays and Memorial Day at Willows of Arbor Lakes

May 24th, 2019

May birthdays and Memorial Day at Willows of Arbor Lakes! We had a great time singing along with Bill Cagley as we celebrated our May birthdays. Happy birthday to Ellie, Betty, Kenny, and Jerome!

This Memorial Day weekend, we at the Willows of Arbor Lakes remember and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

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Happy Mother’s Day From the Willows of Arbor Lakes

May 10th, 2019

This Sunday, we celebrate the never-ending love and bond of motherhood. Happy (early) Mother’s Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers at Willows of Arbor Lakes!

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