Karaoke Fun and Patriotic Parfaits at Willows of Arbor Lakes


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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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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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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Painting Roses & Mother’s Day Tea Party at the Willows

May 10th, 2019

In preparation for Mother’s Day, tenants enjoyed an early tea party and painting roses. Check it out!

This week our residents got to relax and have fun while painting roses. All of their paintings turned out beautifully!

Tenants were treated to an early Mother’s Day tea party. We drank tea (or coffee!) out of vintage tea cups, enjoyed petit fours, snacked on some cheese and crackers, and admired all the different tea cups! The resident shared stories of their mothers, talked about their own experiences as a mother, and sang a few songs.

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Getting Ready for Easter at the Willows

April 19th, 2019

We had a fun day dyeing Easter eggs at the Willows!

Getting creative and decorating the ornaments for our Easter tree. We loved all the bright colors for spring and the holiday!

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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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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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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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