End of fall fun at The Willows


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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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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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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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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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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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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So Many Things to Celebrate at Willows of Arbor Lakes

March 21st, 2019

Valentine’s Day was full of love and fun at the Willows! We played bingo and ate delicious food made by our amazing chef, Chelsey. It was a great day of celebration.

Tuesdays at The Willows are always fun, especially when they are filled with decorating shamrock cookies and singing songs with our volunteers!

Vinnie Rose came to help celebrate the March birthday at the Willows. Happy birthday to Irene!

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Valentine’s Day and Birthday Celebrations

February 22nd, 2019

February was filled with love and celebration. Check out photos from our February birthday party and Valentine’s Day cookie decorating get together.

We had fun celebrating February birthdays at the Willows with Randy Rolloff! Happy Birthday Gail, Lori, Delores, and Lois!

We had lots of fun making door hangers and decorating Valentines Cookies!

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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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