An Amazing Start to Summer at Willows of Arbor Lakes


An Amazing Start to Summer at Willows of Arbor Lakes

June 7th, 2019

It’s been an amazing start to summer here at the Willows!

Residents have painted flower pots with planted marigold seeds in them, planted flowers in the planters on our patio, and just relaxed while enjoying the sunshine!


On Thursday, May 23, the fourth graders from Cedar Island Elementary School came to sing for us at the Willows of Arbor Lakes. We were incredibly touched by their talent, organization, and kindness. Their singing brought smiles to all our faces, and we loved singing along to the familiar songs!


We are thankful for the warmer weather and the chance to get outdoors!


Monroe Wright’s performance on Friday was a hit!

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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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Fun-Filled Friday at the Willows

April 30th, 2019

We had a fun-filled Friday at the Willows! We spent the morning visiting with doggie visitors Ladybug and Lucy, and in the afternoon we enjoyed listening to Michael Riddle sing and play the guitar to a great variety of songs.

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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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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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An Oktoberfest Celebration

October 17th, 2018

At Willows of Arbor Lakes, our residents love gathering for social events with music, dancing, and food. Our most recent event included all three, and it was an Oktoberfest success! Mark Stillman was a hit at our Oktoberfest celebration. The residents loved dancing, tapping their toes, clapping, and singing along to the accordion music. They also enjoyed pretzels with cheese and German chocolate cake.

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Games, Crafts, and Music

October 1st, 2018

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

Bingo

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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Dogs, music, and more!

September 5th, 2018

The past few weeks have been full of dogs, music, and more!

Solomon

Solomon recently celebrated a birthday and had fun catching his new frisbee. Solomon visits every Wednesday and brightens many residents’ days.

 

Entertainment

Paul and John provided great entertainment for our residents. It was fun to hear the duo play so many of the residents’ favorite songs on the trombone and keyboard.

 

Ladybug

Ladybug always brings out lots of smiles with her monthly visits!

 

BBQ

We enjoyed one last summertime barbecue today. Thank you to all the families who joined us!

 

KAYR Tones

Husband and wife, Allan and Yana Reko, of KAYR Tones performed for our residents. They enjoyed the duo’s variety of songs and were given many opportunities to sing along into the microphone. The show was enjoyed by all!

 

Painting

For some of our residents, painting is a favorite pastime. We enjoy the time together.

 

Chia

Marian had a great time holding this Brussels Griffon – both she and Chia quickly found friendship with each other.

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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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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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