Fun and Games

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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Minnesota State Fair Week & Exciting Events

September 18th, 2020

We recently had “Minnesota State Fair week” to celebrate the end of summer here at Arbor Lakes Senior Living! 

The week kicked off with a fair-themed scavenger hunt, 4-H exhibit, and cotton candy on Monday. On Tuesday we served some classic (and tasty) fair foods to-go: corn dogs, cheese curds, and lemonade. Residents who stopped by for food were also able to spin a prize wheel and submit an answer to our “how many Hershey Kisses” guessing game. On Wednesday residents enjoyed mini donuts and played a fun “rolling doubles” dice game. Thursday’s treat was “pick-a-pop” floats where residents could use classic root beer or select another pop for their float, and then participate in a “ring toss” game. While it may have been a little different this year, it’s safe to say we all had a blast and that bringing the Minnesota State Fair right to our community was a HUGE success!

Here are photos of the 4-H exhibit we held in our dining room as part of our Minnesota State Fair week. Several 4-H student members from Hennepin, Sherburne, and Carver counties dropped off their projects for us to enjoy for the week. We also had photo printouts of projects completed by other 4-H members to display as well. Thank you to our local 4-H students for sharing your talents and hard work with us!

We are so grateful to members of North Star Therapy Animals who put on a pet parade for us recently. Our community members loved the opportunity to meet and pet the four dogs and bunny that visited!

The very talented Bill Mann treated Arbor Lakes Senior Living to an amazing outdoor performance recently! He played at four different spots around our building, allowing residents to watch and listen from their balconies, apartments, or while social distancing on our patios. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talents with us, Bill! ???

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70th Wedding Anniversary Celebration & Other Fun Events

August 31st, 2020

August was full of fun here at Arbor Lakes Senior Living! We had a 70th wedding anniversary celebration, an outdoor concert, and more. Check it out!

Arbor Lakes Senior Living was happy to celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of two of our tenants, Ruth and Earl Herring.

The couple was married on Saturday, August 19, 1950, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. 

Congratulations, Ruth and Earl! Here’s to many more years of happiness ???

Arbor Lakes Senior Living recently enjoyed an outdoor concert by Michael Riddle. We encouraged tenants to open their windows to hear the music or sit outside, socially distanced. 

Michael’s great variety of music combined with a sunny summer day is just what everyone needed, and we loved every minute! ?

We recently enjoyed a “Grab-and-Go” Happy Hour at Arbor Lakes Senior Living!

Residents stopped by the pub for a margarita and a bag of popcorn to savor back in their apartments. They were delighted to see fellow tenants, even if only for a brief moment.

Since the pandemic began and group activities were cancelled, the tenants have been receiving daily activity packets on their doors. 

This has given us the opportunity to play “In-Room Bingo.” The tenants receive five Bingo numbers each day in their packets. Cathy Westling recently had a 3-game winning streak!

We look forward to finding out who this week’s winner will be!

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Playing Match Game at Arbor Lakes

March 13th, 2020

We recently held our first “Match Game” event based off the popular television game show. Our Residence Director, Bjorn Horgen, did an excellent job as the host. Arbor Lakes Senior Living tenants were the contestants, and our staff and a family member played as the “celebrities.” Prizes were awarded to the winners, and there were some crazy answers and plenty of laughs – everyone had so much fun no matter what! Tenants are already requesting we do this again soon, so stay tuned for the next round of Arbor Lakes Match Game!

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