Wishes of Luck from The Willows of Arbor Lakes


Wishes of Luck from The Willows of Arbor Lakes

March 31st, 2022

“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.” – Irish blessing

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from The Willows of Arbor Lakes. 🍀

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Honoring Love and Presidents at The Willows of Arbor Lakes

March 15th, 2022

Some roses are red 🌹
And arranged in a bouquet
To deliver love and happiness
On Valentine’s Day


We hope your day blooms with beautiful, magical, and wonderful things.


Happy Valentine’s Day from The Willows of Arbor Lakes. ♥

Happy Presidents’ Day from The Willows of Arbor Lakes.


First established in 1885 in recognition of George Washington, what we now know as Presidents’ Day was part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in 1971 – designed to create more Monday holidays (and 3-day weekends) for workers.


Today the holiday is an opportunity to celebrate all U.S. presidents.

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Parties, Painting, and Pets at The Willows of Arbor Lakes

February 18th, 2022

Residents at The Willows of Arbor Lakes welcomed 2022 in style. We had a New Year’s party with delicious snacks, beverages, decorations, party favors, and lots of laughs. Everyone raised a glass as we celebrated the new year.

Residents at The Willows of Arbor Lakes recently took the chill out of winter with some colorful arts and crafts.

We used watercolors to paint penguin pictures. Many participants used warm colors to brush away the winter blues and give these penguin paintings a cheerful, spring-like feel.

Spending time with animals makes people happy and is good for the soul. Pet therapy has been linked to increased levels of energy and self-esteem as well as improvements in mood, movement, and motor skills.

Residents at The Willows of Arbor Lakes recently got a dose of pet therapy when they got to hold, pet, snuggle, and spend time with a little dog friend. This pup provided joy, love, and a feeling of calm during this visit, and our residents soaked it in. 🐶♥🐾

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Celebrating December Holidays 2021 at The Willows of Arbor Lakes

December 30th, 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 🎄❄

From all of us at The Willows of Arbor Lakes, we wish you a happy holiday season filled with joy, peace, happiness, and good health.

As 2021 comes to a close, the laughter, fun, and memories we shared at The Willows of Arbor Lakes will set the tone for the new year.

And as we usher in 2022, we do so with open arms and the hope of new and amazing opportunities for our staff and residents.

Happy New Year from The Willows of Arbor Lakes community! 🎉🍾

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Celebrating November Holidays at The Willows of Arbor Lakes

November 30th, 2021

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick

Today – and always – we recognize you, we honor you, and we thank you for your service.

From all of us at The Willows of Arbor Lakes, Happy Veterans Day to the men and women who have so bravely served.

May this holiday bring blessings of family, friendship, laughter, and love to your table today and throughout the coming year.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at The Willows of Arbor Lakes.

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Mother’s Day Concert Featuring Michael Riddle

May 27th, 2021

We celebrated Mother’s Day and welcomed spring here at The Willows of Arbor Lakes with a concert featuring Michael Riddle. Everyone loved having live music fill our building once again. Thanks for putting on such an amazing show, Michael! 🎸🎼

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Valentine’s Day and Birthday Celebrations

February 27th, 2020

February was a busy but incredibly fun month here at The Willows! We even combined our Valentine’s Day and birthday celebrations for one mega-party. Check it out!

Earlier this month we had an extremely fun (and tasty) time frosting heart-shaped cookies to get ready for Valentine’s week! ❤️❤️

We had fun doing various crafts for Valentine’s Day including yarn-wrapped hearts, LOVE paintings, and heart magnets.

We combined Valentine’s Day and our February birthday party for one BIG and very fun celebration. Monroe Wright did a fantastic job entertaining – our residents loved singing, clapping, and even dancing along to his music. Happy birthday to Delores, Tom, Susan, Lori, Clayton, and Gail! ❤️??

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January Birthdays and Therapy Dog Visit

January 30th, 2020

We recently celebrated January birthdays with the help of Nigel Egg’s amazing entertainment. Happy birthday to Helen and Jim! ???

We are continually grateful for the therapy dogs, Solomon and Ladybug, and their owners who pay us regular visits. It’s always such a treat when they stop by The Willows! ?

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2019 Holiday Celebrations

January 10th, 2020

December was FULL of holiday celebrations! Who doesn’t love this time of year? We sure do around here at The Willows – just look at the fun we’ve been having!

From decorating the trees to making ornaments, December provided our residents with MANY opportunities to share their creative side!

Last month, third graders from Cedar Island Elementary School made dozens of gingerbread houses for us to enjoy on around our dining room this holiday season!

Thank you to everyone who attended the holiday party at The Willows of Arbor Lakes! It was incredibly special to see so many family members and to celebrate the holiday season with everyone!

Santa came to visit on Christmas Eve and spread holiday cheer throughout The Willows! ?

The Crimson Harmony singers from Maple Grove High School have performed for us every December since our community opened, and their music is always a highlight of our holiday season!

On December 20, we sang along to favorite Christmas songs during a performance by Amy & Adams while enjoying eggnog, gingerbread, holiday petit fours, and more!

Our residents loved hearing the Osseo Oriole Chamber Singers perform so much that they couldn’t help but sing along!

For the 2nd year in a row, we enjoyed a December performance from a lovely and talented string trio. One of the players is the great-niece of a resident here at The Willows of Arbor Lakes, which makes the music even more special!

Loren Wolfe swung by The Willows last month to help us celebrate our December birthdays. Happy (belated) birthday to Charlotte, Pat, Verna, and Joan!

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End of fall fun at The Willows

December 2nd, 2019

Get caught up on the end of fall fun we’ve been having here at The Willows of Arbor Lakes!

It’s a bit late, but we wanted to share all the fun we had for Halloween this year! In the morning, we were “treated” to some reverse trick-or-treating from families of Living Word Church. Later that afternoon, we played Halloween bingo while enjoying spider truffles, candy corn, and other goodies. And to complete the day, we played pumpkin toss with ghost bean bags!

Here’s a quick video of one resident’s ROAR at the Halloween party!

To celebrate World Kindness Day on November 13, residents here at The Willows made Kindness Cards for each of our staff members to thank them for their hard work!

To celebrate World Kindness Day on November 13, residents here at The Willows made Kindness Cards for each of our staff members to thank them for their hard work!


The residents worked hard cutting out “grateful hearts” and painting them to decorate the dining room for this month’s theme: “Give thanks with a grateful heart.”


We recently took a crack at Peanut Butter Pie. We love trying new recipes here at The Willows, and this one was a hit!

You can check out the recipe for yourself here: https://bit.ly/2XzGRIA


Our residents always enjoy having a treat together for social hour!

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