Valentine’s Day and Birthday Celebrations


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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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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Embracing the Fall Spirit

October 29th, 2019

Embracing the fall spirit at The Willows with crafts, a field trip, and yummy treats. Check it out!

The weather was beautiful for our annual fall drive earlier this month. The colors had really “popped” over the weekend, and we enjoyed looking at trees, farms, fields, and animals along the way. 🍂🍁


The residents were busy cutting out and painting leaves to bring a little fall color indoors! 🍂🍁


After working hard to make pumpkin cheesecake mousse on Friday, tenants were able to relax and eat the yummy treat while sharing fall memories with each other.


Residents painted pumpkins last week to help fill The Willows with color and fall spirit.

Here’s a quick clip from the pumpkin painting. 🎃

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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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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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July Barbecue

August 6th, 2018

We had a great time at our July barbecue this week. Thank you to all of the families for coming and enjoying good food and conversation together!

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June Birthdays and BBQ

July 2nd, 2018

June has just flown on by! But we’ve had lots of fun at the Willows.

BBQ

We had a great time at our first resident and family barbecue of the summer!

 

June Birthdays

With the help of Bill Mann on guitar, we had fun celebrating the June birthdays of Pat, Morrie, and Michael this past Friday.

 

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March Birthday Party

March 15th, 2018

The residents baked delicious cupcakes for our March birthday party. We enjoyed them while singing and dancing along with Kent Appeldoorn. Happy birthday to Agnes, Irene, and Betty H!

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Valentine’s Day Fun

February 21st, 2018

We celebrated Valentine’s Day by decorating heart-shaped cookies, singing love songs, playing “name that couple,” and enjoying visits with toddlers from Small World Living Center.

 

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