Music


Festive Treat Cart & Talented Resident Pianists

January 15th, 2021

Since we couldn’t gather for big group activities during the holiday season, we made the rounds with our festive treat cart on several occasions. Santa even came by to help out one time! 🎅

We have a few talented pianists in our Memory Care at Arbor Lakes Senior Living, and we love hearing them play! 🎹🎼

Here’s a quick clip of one of our Memory Care residents showing of her talent on the piano!

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Outdoor Concerts at Arbor Lakes Senior Living

September 30th, 2020

There’s nothing like tapping your toes to some outdoor music! Jim Gerber recently put on some outdoor concerts at Arbor Lakes Senior Living, which allowed our residents to stay socially distanced and watch from our patio areas. Thank you for the wonderful performances, Jim!

Tenants enjoying one of Jim Gerber's recent outdoor concerts at Arbor Lakes Senior Living.
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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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Hallway Sing-Along

June 12th, 2020

While we aren’t currently hosting group activities out of concern for the health and safety of our community, all of our residents recently had the opportunity to participate in a hallway sing-along. We stood in our doorways and sang our hearts out! ??❤️

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