Memory Care


Save The Date: 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 20th, 2019

On September 28, Arbor Lakes Senior Living and the Southview Senior Communities team will be joining the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Target Field. There are 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s today, and that number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million by 2050. We’d love your help as we work to raise awareness, reduce risk, and eliminate Alzheimer’s through research and care. Learn more about donating and/or registering to walk. Together, we can fight to end Alzheimer’s!

Here are some photos from last year’s walk.

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Performances, Play, and Prom at Arbor Lakes

September 20th, 2019

Performances, play, and prom fashion brought lots of entertainment and fun to residents at Arbor Lakes. Check it out!

Nashville singer-songwriter, Claudia Nygaard, performed for us here at Arbor Lakes Senior Living! Claudia is the niece of one of our tenants, Eloise Farmer. She has won numerous songwriting awards, including being named a winner at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival songwriting competition. We were so lucky to have her share her beautiful voice and musical talents with us while she was in town. Thank you, Claudia!

We were so lucky to have the Hanson Family perform for us at Arbor Lakes. Both parents are classically trained pianists, and all five of their children play piano. A couple of the kids play violin, too! What a talented and incredibly kind family that volunteered and gifted us with this concert. We can’t wait to have them back again to perform!

Everyone had SO much fun at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater’s amazing production of “Mamma Mia!”

Our Activities Assistant, Vicki Higgins, hosted a “vintage prom fashions show” for our residents in Memory Care. It was so much fun seeing all the fashions and how they’ve changed over the years. Everyone was smiling, laughing, and sharing fond memories of their proms and wedding days.

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2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraiser BBQ

August 16th, 2019

Arbor Lakes hosted the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser with a Country Barbecue, Piano Stylings by David Geske, and raffle prizes. It was so nice to see everyone come together for a great cause that is dear to all of our hearts. We’d like to thank everyone for their donations, generosity, and all the help that made the fundraiser a success!

Congratulations to our raffle prize winners at the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraiser! Thank you so much to everyone for their donations and support!

Lois Foggia (Family Member) – One Night Hotel Room at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Maple Grove and Dinner at Biaggi’s Ristorante
Bill W. – Three Squares Restaurant Gift Card
Rita H. – Patrick’s French Café and Bakery Gift Card
Marilyn D. – Claddagh’s Irish Pub Gift Card
Becky P. – Biaggi’s Italian Ristorante Gift Card
Pictured with the winners are 2 of our amazing Activities Staff members, Vicki and Adrika!

A special thank you to our Holiday Inn and Suites, Biaggi’s Ristorante, Claddagh’s Irish Pub, Three Squares Restaurant, and Patrick’s Café and Bakery for their generous donations.

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National Night Out and Other Summer Activities

August 16th, 2019

We can’t believe it’s already halfway through August! We’ve been enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. Check out photos from our National Night Out and other summer activities!

We took a walk to Central Park in Maple Grove last week to enjoy summertime snacks and the joy of the children in the splash pad. It’s hard to say who had more fun – the kids in the water or the tenants relaxing and taking in the good times!

Andy Nelson joined the activities team this summer as an Activities Assistant. So far he’s been leading musical programs for our memory care tenants and played piano in the lobby for everyone. We are lucky to have him as part of our team here at Arbor Lakes!

The National Night Out celebration here at Arbor Lakes included ice cream treats, a visit from the Maple Grove Police and Fire Departments, and a great Barbershop Quartet performance by Note’orious! We are so proud to be a part of the great city of Maple Grove with its sense of community and everything it has to offer!

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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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