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Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!

January 16th, 2019

The end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 has been spectacular at the Willows of Arbor Lakes. Rounding out December, music helped make the Christmas holiday extra merry for us. We were grateful for the Living Word Homeschool Group carolers, the Osseo Oriole Chamber Singers, and Maple Grove High School’s Crimson Harmony singers. We also enjoyed a string trio organized by the great-niece of one of our residents, a nine-year-old volunteer who played Christmas songs, and entertainment by Amy & Adams.

 

Our residents also enjoyed some hands-on holiday activities this season including making gingerbread houses and cinnamon ornaments.

 

At last, we said goodbye to 2018 and rang in 2019 with a fun New Year’s Eve party!

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Happy Holidays!

December 31st, 2018

Happy Holidays to all! We had a fun start to the holiday season at the Willows of Arbor Lakes. Some highlights include making Christmas cards for the military, singing all our favorite Christmas songs along with Loren Wolfe, making candy cane reindeer, and celebrating the birthdays of Charlotte, Rita D., Verna, and Joan C.

 

We also had a blast at our annual holiday party! Thank you to all the family members and friends who joined us. We enjoyed celebrating the joy of the season with you!

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One Busy November

November 20th, 2018

We’ve been having an enjoyable November at the Willows of Arbor Lakes. We loved listening to Vinnie Rose sing and play the guitar. Randy Rolloff helped us celebrate the birthdays of Mae, Joan J., Mary K., and Rita N. We honored our resident veterans with patriotic readings, songs, and a certificate. To top it all off, the kids from the Maple Grove Homeschool Group helped us make a fun turkey craft. Check out our pictures below from all these fun events!

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We Love Halloween!

November 6th, 2018

At The Willows of Arbor Lakes, we love Halloween! We had a blast celebrating with one another, and we were so thankful for the families from the Living Word homeschool group that came to visit us for Halloween this year. The kids did “reverse Trick-or-Treating” and brought candy for the residents. The residents loved seeing all the kids in costume, and the treats were a bonus. Take a peek at all of the fun costumes and the best Halloween celebration!

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October Birthdays and Fun Activities

October 31st, 2018

The residents had fun painting pumpkins and decorating cookies to get ready for the week of Halloween!

 

We celebrated October birthdays on Friday with entertainment by Bill Cagley. Happy birthday to Kent, Gingie, and Del!

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Fall Leaf Drive

October 29th, 2018

At The Willows of Arbor Lakes, we were excited about how beautiful the changing leaves were beginning to look. We were thankful for a sunny day to enjoy a fall drive and look at the changing leaves. Take a peek at the following snapshots from our drive!

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An Oktoberfest Celebration

October 17th, 2018

At Willows of Arbor Lakes, our residents love gathering for social events with music, dancing, and food. Our most recent event included all three, and it was an Oktoberfest success! Mark Stillman was a hit at our Oktoberfest celebration. The residents loved dancing, tapping their toes, clapping, and singing along to the accordion music. They also enjoyed pretzels with cheese and German chocolate cake.

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Games, Crafts, and Music

October 1st, 2018

Some recent games, crafts, and music at the Willows of Arbor Lakes.

Bingo

Bingo is always a hit at the Willows of Arbor Lakes!

 

Fall Crafts

Fall crafts at the Willows.

 

Bobby and Christine

Bobby and Christine had us all singing and playing instruments at their recent performance. We loved their show, and the residents enjoyed getting to sing into the microphone along with them!

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2018

September 18th, 2018

We are proud to announce that Willows of Arbor Lakes and ten other Southview Senior Communities raised over $23,000, more than doubling our goal! The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a nationwide fundraiser event for the Alzheimer’s Association in an effort to support lives affected by Alzheimer’s and advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

 

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Recent Activities

September 17th, 2018

Fundraiser

Photos from the Willows of Ramsey Hill carnival fundraiser for Alzheimer’s.

 

Preschool and Music

A fun Friday at the Willows of Ramsey Hill! We had our first visit of the school year from our friends at Crocus Hill Preschool in the morning and enjoyed the afternoon with some music from our friend Bill Cagley.

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