May Birthdays and Memorial Day at Willows of Arbor Lakes

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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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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Fall Leaf Drive

October 29th, 2018

At The Willows of Arbor Lakes, we were excited about how beautiful the changing leaves were beginning to look. We were thankful for a sunny day to enjoy a fall drive and look at the changing leaves. Take a peek at the following snapshots from our drive!

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Games, Crafts, and Music

October 1st, 2018

Some recent games, crafts, and music at the Willows of Arbor Lakes.


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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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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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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Fun Activities

April 30th, 2018

The Willows of Arbor Lakes had some fun activities over the past few weeks!

April Birthdays

We recently celebrated April birthdays at the Willows of Arbor Lakes with entertainment from Randy Rolloff. Happy Birthday to Don, Reuven, and Mary!


Dale Martell

Dale Martell provided toe-tapping bluegrass, folk, and American roots music last week. Not only did he have all the residents singing along, but he gave a brief history of the songs he played as well.


Noodle Ball

Having fun with noodle ball!



We have wonderful volunteers that make the Willows of Arbor Lakes a great place to live. Here are photos from recent visits from Living Word Christian Center‘s music and homeschool groups, as well as North Star Therapy Animals.


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