End of Summer Celebrations


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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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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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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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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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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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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Happy Labor Day!

September 4th, 2017

Happy Labor Day from Arbor Lakes Senior Living! We hope you all enjoy a relaxing day spent with family and friends.

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Save the Date: Saturday, Sept. 9th – 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

August 31st, 2017

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Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Please join our Southview Senior Living Communities team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.

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The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, September 9th at the Target Field in Minneapolis, MN. The registration begins at 7:30 AM, then the cermony at 9:00 AM, and lastly the walk at 9:25 AM. The walk is a 1 or 2.3 mile option and welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. Register to participate in the Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in our community.

Click here to learn more about the event. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s!

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