Football, Family, and Fundraising


Football, Family, and Fundraising

September 24th, 2019

September has been a fun and busy month full of football, family, and fundraising efforts for the Alzheimer’s Association. Check out some photos below, and don’t forget about the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s this Saturday, September 28!

Even though the Vikings didn’t beat the Packers, the residents had fun watching the game and cheering them on! 🏈

It’s always a party when Randy Rolloff is around! We celebrated September birthdays on the 13th with Randy’s fantastic entertainment. Happy birthday to Josie, Leroy, Muriel, and Vi! 🎂🥳🎉

Throughout the month of August, Willows of Arbor Lakes residents were hard at work making homemade bingo prizes our Alzheimer’s fundraiser. They made fall refrigerator magnets and yellow “you are my sunshine” canvases. They all turned out amazing!

The Willows of Arbor Lakes hosted a “Family Bingo Night” fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association on September 11. We received over 50 generous bingo and raffle prizes donated from businesses, which enabled us to have an evening of great fun for a great cause!

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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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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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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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Birthdays, Music, and Dogs at Willows of Arbor Lakes

February 7th, 2019

We happily welcomed musicians Bobby & Christine back to the Willows this past Friday. They do a great job of engaging the residents and the residents love being able to sing and play along with them!

With the help of Nigel Egg on guitar, we had fun celebrating January birthdays at the Willows. Happy birthday to Ruth, Jim, and Sue!

We continue to be thankful for Solomon and Ladybug, the therapy dogs that visit the Willows. Check out photos from their latest visits.

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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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Pancakes and Birthdays

September 17th, 2018

We celebrated August birthdays and had our pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association.

August Birthdays

August birthdays celebration at the Willows of Arbor Lakes.

 

Pancake Breakfast

Thank you to all who visited, donated, and helped with the Arbor Lakes Senior Living and Willows of Arbor Lakes pancake breakfast for the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota!

 

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August Birthdays and SWLC

August 20th, 2018

We celebrated August birthdays with cake, ice cream, and entertainment by Scott Beaumont. Happy birthday to Esther, Louise, Pete, Susan, and Mary!

 

The campers from Small World Learning Center were back to read to the residents again. Many of the kids remembered residents from their previous visit and requested to sit with them again. The children put many smiles on our resident’s faces with their visit!

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Fun in July

July 16th, 2018

The past few weeks have been fun! We had a birthday party, special visits, and great music!

Happy Birthday

We were happy to celebrate Beverly’s 80th birthday on Friday with music by Jenni Thyng. Happy Birthday, Bev!

 

SWLC

The campers from Small World Learning Center visited the Willows last Friday to read to our residents. The residents were impressed with how well the kids could read, but were happy to help sound out some words as well. The campers will be back a few more times this summer to share more stories, and we are looking forward to their next visit!

 

Amy & Adams

Amy & Adams recently performed a great show for us. The residents loved it and thought the music was refreshing.

 

Volunteers

Our volunteers brought the outdoors inside with their last visit. The kids rode their scooters and bikes, blew bubbles, and played noodle ball. Most importantly, they brought so many smiles to the residents’ faces!

 

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