Arts and Crafts


Enjoying a Game of “Jeopardy!” & More Fall Fun

November 13th, 2020

Our friend, Bill W., wrote questions and played host for an incredibly entertaining game of “Jeopardy!” at Arbor Lakes Senior Living recently. Participating residents split up into three teams and enjoyed a little fun and friendly competition. Thanks for being such a great host, Bill!

Some of the residents and staff at Arbor Lakes Senior Living really got into the Halloween spirit this year! Saturday’s celebrations started with a morning game of “boo bingo,” where winners had to pop a balloon to learn what prize they won. In the afternoon, residents stopped by our on-campus pub to pick up a Halloween treat bag put together by youth groups from St. Joseph the Worker Church. What better way to celebrate than with sweets and surprises? Thank you so much for the kind and tasty gifts!

In celebration of fall, Arbor Lakes Senior Living residents recently did a fabric pumpkin craft. The results were beautiful, unique, and perfect for the season!

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A Week of Fun Activities at Arbor Lakes Senior Living

September 25th, 2020

This was a week filled with fun activities at Arbor Lakes Senior Living! We held an exhibit showing off the crafty and artistic talent in our building, as well as our first group activity (safely and socially distanced, of course) in months!

This week we held a “craft and hobby” exhibit here at Arbor Lakes Senior Living. We filled our dining room with handmade items from our residents and staff, creating an INCREDIBLE display of their talents! The exhibit featured quilts, paintings, stained glass creations, fishing equipment, books, and many other fun, beautiful pieces. We have so much talent in our community, so we made sure to take lots of photos to share. Check it out!

Tuesday was full of fun here at Arbor Lakes Senior Living! We kicked it off with hot, fresh-cooked breakfast delivered right to the residents’ front doors. Later, with extra safety measures put in place and carefully followed, we held our first organized group activity in several months with bingo! Although the game may have been a little different to maintain social distancing, everyone loved the opportunity to join together for some fun!

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Recognizing Residents at Arbor Lakes

August 4th, 2020

We’re so thankful for all our residents at Arbor Lakes Senior Living, and we want to recognize two who have been extra kind and helpful recently. Mary has crafted about 100 homemade masks over the last few months, which she has generously handed out to fellow community members. Also, Del has been tending to our outdoor plants and keeping them lively and beautiful all summer long. Thank you, Mary and Del!

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Spreading Holiday Joy

December 16th, 2019

We’ve been spreading holiday joy and getting into the spirit of the season this December. Check out all the Christmas fun we’ve been having here at Arbor Lakes!

Happy crafters bringing holiday spirit to Arbor Lakes Senior Living with some Christmas door decorations! ??

You could feel the love, joy, and Christmas spirit fill our building at the holiday anniversary celebration last week!

We were visited by Santa and Mrs. Claus, and had LOTS of music to help us celebrate: the piano stylings of Mavis and David, the beautiful “Sounds of Christmas” performance by the Armstrong Chamber Singers, and a joyous Christmas concert performed by our very own Arbor Lakes Choir! We are so proud of our choir and the happy sounds of Christmas that they share with all of us. The event wouldn’t be complete without all the delicious food made by our Chef Jean, including homemade Christmas cookies.

From all of us at Arbor Lakes Senior Living, we wish you and your family a very happy holiday season!

Our Arbor Lakes Choir performed in both Memory Care units this week, happily spreading lots of joy and holiday cheer!

It was such a treat to hear everyone join together and sing Christmas music.

We were so lucky to have the Hanson family perform here at Arbor Lakes. Their talented family played piano and violin for us, and shared a lot of Christmas joy and kindness with the entire room!

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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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