Music


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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Arbor Lakes Senior Living welcomes the Allen Family

October 16th, 2019

Arbor Lakes Senior Living wants to thank the Allen Family for an outstanding and inspiring performance!

The Allens have been thrilling audiences worldwide with their unique blend of family harmony and energizing creativity for more than two decades.

In 1996, Todd and Michelle Allen began the journey to follow a call to full-time evangelistic ministry with their four young children, traveling all across North America in motorhomes and buses. With the addition of more voices came the innovative, modern sound that has captivated thousands. Now, after more than 20 years of ministry, The Allens continue to be one of the signature faces of the new Gospel music movement, making an impact for Christ around the world.

We owe a huge THANK YOU to our tenants David and Bev Birch for making this concert happen. They have been friends with the Allen Family for years. We are so lucky to have them take time in the busy tour schedule to stop here and perform.

We would also like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the Allen Family for including us on their tour. Their harmony, inspiring message of hope, and warm hearts lifted our spirits.

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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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Enjoying the Final Beauty of Summer in August

August 30th, 2019

Enjoying the season while we still can! David and Beverly love sitting out on the front porch daily and soaking up the final beauty of summer.

Vern and Larry spend time daily in the Pub putting together challenging puzzles. Everyone is amazed at how fast they can finish a puzzle!

We recently had an Animal Ambassadors show here at Arbor Lakes! Everyone enjoyed the educational presentation showcasing some adorable exotic animals. It was so interesting to learn about each animal and where they can be found. And as an added bonus after the show, everyone was treated to a Pearson’s candy bar.

Arbor Lakes Senior Living hosted a “Shining Stars Talent Show!” We had a great variety of talented acts that brought a lot of smiles, giggles, and pride to the audience. From magic and music to comedy and dance, we couldn’t be more proud of our “Shining Stars” at Arbor Lakes. Thank you to everyone that participated in and helped support this AMAZING show!

Talent Show Acts:
Opening with Pledge of Allegiance by Veterans Group
“Star Spangled Banner” sung by Elizabeth Campbell
Poetry by Vi Sjogren
“Elvis Medley” by Jeffrey Brown
The Magic of Jack Parisian
“Walk the Line” on Viola by Sara
“Inspirational Song” by Rodney
Jazz Dance Performance by Destiny and Kylie
“Amazing Grace” Piano Solo by Ramona
“Funny Bones” with Ray & Jim
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” piano solo by David Geske
“In The Garden” vocal by Elizabeth Campbell
“Rhapsodie” piano solo by Andy Nelson
Tap dancing with Maddie
“My Favorite Things” by the Survivors – Mary, Donna, Shirley, and Gwen
“Mr. Kuhl and the Gang” piano and harmony performance

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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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