Arts and Crafts


Art Show and Fun Fall Activities

October 17th, 2019

We’ve been celebrating the season with a resident art show and fun fall activities this month. Check it out!

Arbor Lakes Senior Living recently hosted an art show highlighting the work of our very own artist, Frank K!

Frank shared with everyone his unique and imaginative artwork and educated us all in how he turns his creative ideas into art. Coming up, Frank will be displaying his artwork in galleries in New York and Miami. We are proud of our artist!


We recently did the scenic “Leaf Cruise” on the St. Croix River up in Taylors Falls. The trip gave us a full experience of nature, history of the river, a delicious lunch, and LOTS of fun with friends!


Last Friday, we were treated to a beautiful performance titled “Songs for Autumn – Brooding and Beautiful” by vocalist Bryan and pianist Jessica. Bryan is a family member to a past resident of our community, and he continues to perform and share his talent with all of us. Jessica was amazing as well, and together they put on an incredible show! 🎹🎤🎼

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July Birthdays, Patriotic Crafts, and Tropical Fun

July 25th, 2019

July birthdays, patriotic crafts, and tropical fun at Arbor Lakes Senior Living!

We celebrated our July birthdays with ice cream sundaes and an amazing performance by CODA! Everyone raved about CODA, and we hope they’ll come back again soon! 🎼🎷🎹

Dimension Studio came in to work with members of our “Happy Crafters” program on a patriotic wreath project.

We enjoyed a summer “Escape to Paradise Island” with music of the Caribbean and pina coladas, blue hawaiians, and bahama punch. All the fun gave everyone a great reason to wear their Hawaiian shirts and Muumuus. The aloha spirit filled the room!

As an added bonus, tenants Carol and Hugh celebrated their wedding anniversary with everyone at the event. Happy Anniversary you two!

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Great Start to Summer at Arbor Lakes Senior Living

June 12th, 2019

Gardening crafts, an outdoor concert, and the summer’s first BBQ – what a great start to summer at Arbor Lakes Senior Living!

Our tenants made terra cotta pot people for a crafts program put on by Dimension Studio. Participants tapped into their inner artist and enjoyed lots of giggles in the process.

We had a perfect evening for an outdoor concert by the Dirty Shorts Brass Band. The weather was beautiful and the band was incredible! Everyone enjoyed an ice cream treat and the great outdoors while clapping and singing along. What a great way to kick off the summer!

Everyone enjoyed our first barbecue of the summer here at Arbor Lakes Senior Living!

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Mother’s Day and Other May Celebrations at Arbor Lakes Senior Living

May 17th, 2019

Spring has been off to a fun and busy start here at Arbor Lakes Senior Living! Check out some photos from the Mother’s Day and other May celebrations we’ve had so far.

 

This past Sunday, we celebrated the never-ending love and bond of motherhood. Once again, we want to wish a happy (belated) Mother’s Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers at Arbor Lakes Senior Living!

We had a magical and magnificent Mother’s Day celebration here at Arbor Lakes! We celebrated all Mothers with sweet treats, beverages, and a magical performance by Magician Markus Clegg. Markus wowed the crowd with his sleight-of-hand tableside magic and show tricks. We hope all mothers had a very happy Mother’s Day!

Memory Care Mother’s Day tea!

One of our Activities Staff, Vicki Higgins, hosted a beautiful Mother’s Day tea party for Arbor Lakes tenants. Vicki collects antiques and provided some of her beautiful serving pieces for the tea. She also shared some of the unique and interesting history of the collectibles with the tenants. It was a special tea party honoring our special moms here at Arbor Lakes.

Arbor Lakes tenants loved making greeting cards with our great volunteer, Katy!

Happy May birthdays! We celebrated the May birthdays with an astounding performance by Monroe Wright. He dazzled the crowd with his amazing voice, dance moves, and songs to sing along with.

We were “over the moon” with our puppy visits! Our Chef Manager, Jean, and her daughter, Liz, raise Labrador Retrievers. This week, we were lucky enough to meet their one-year-old Chocolate Lab, Cora, along with one of their seven-week-old puppies.

Throughout the spring and summer, Jean, Liz, and their dogs travel to dock diving competitions and confirmation shows on the weekends. Their dogs have won many first place ribbons and will be competing in the 2019 NADD/AKC National Championships in Orlando this December. We wish them the best of luck in all their competitions this year!

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Full of Holiday Cheer

December 13th, 2018

At Arbor Lakes Senior Living, we are loving the holiday festivities. From watching the beautiful Nutcracker ballet to creating our very own Christmas centerpieces, we have been so busy spreading holiday cheer. Check out the details below from these fun holiday celebrations!

The magic of Christmas came to Arbor Lakes with the North Ballet Youth Company performing The Nutcracker ballet. What a beautiful way to kick off the holiday season!

 

Our tenants had the opportunity to use their creative skills and create Christmas centerpieces to decorate their tables with this holiday season. They were simply beautiful!

 

Happy Christmas crafters!

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