Social Activities


Glory Bound Band and Educational Moose Presentation

February 12th, 2020

The Glory Bound Band comes to Arbor Lakes to share their gift of gospel music. Their talents and kind souls lifted everyone up!

Following the Glory Bound Band concert, a few tenants decided to hang around for a little “after party.” One of them was Frank, who said he felt “like a stranger in paradise” surrounded by his friends. The group’s fun and non-stop laughter could be heard throughout the building. Such a beautiful thing it is to hear friends just enjoying each other’s company so much!

THE MOOSE IS LOOSE!

Naturalist Melonie Shipman came by Arbor Lakes Senior Living and for a very interesting and educational talk on these large and fascinating animals. Here’s a brief description of her
“Moose is Loose” presentation:

From the big-eyed white-tailed beauties in our Minnesota yards to the caribou of Alaska’s tundra and big-limbed moose of the north woods, lifelong naturalist Melonie Shipman has been engaged with the deer family for decades. This presentation explores their special adaptations and lifestyles as vegetarians who must manage long, snowy winters and multiple predators to survive. You may have seen these animals many times in-person or photos, and now you can look on them with new eyes as you learn the rest of the story.

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Embracing the Christmas Spirit

December 30th, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we’ve really been embracing the Christmas spirit here at Arbor Lakes. Check out all the fun we’ve been having this holiday season!

The String Trio performed for our tenants over lunch last Thursday. There’s nothing quite like the sound of strings bringing beautiful music to our ears during the holiday season. What an incredible gift!

Earlier this month, a group of us toured the halls here at Arbor Lakes Senior Living to check out all the beautiful Christmas decorations. Some tenants left their doors open and invited us in to see their Christmas trees and décor. We finished the tour in the 2nd floor community room with a holiday social that included singing Christmas songs. The halls were filled with the joy and magic of the season!

The Maple Grove Moms Club came to visit and spread lots of holiday joy to all!

We had an amazing trip to the Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo to see “Another Miracle on Christmas Lake.” We sang Christmas songs together on the bus trip and shared many laughs during the Christmas play. ‘Tis the season to be jolly!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

We are so thankful for all the musical groups we’ve had perform for us here at Arbor Lakes Senior Living this holiday season. They have been simply amazing! Here are a few of the groups we were lucky enough to have swing by: Osseo High School Jazz Band, Champlin Park High School Jazz Band, Osseo Chamber Singers, and the Maple Grove High School Crimson Harmony Choir.

Singing around the Christmas tree and spreading holiday cheer on Christmas Eve! 🎄

Last Friday was full of great entertainment! Jim Gerber, who is the son-in-law of our tenant, Janet Barrett, wowed the crowd with a great “American Standards & Gospel” performance! Later that afternoon, students from KMC Dance put on a terrific and wildly entertaining holiday show.

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Veterans Day Breakfast and Patriotic Program

November 14th, 2019

On Monday, we held a Veterans Day breakfast and patriotic program to commemorate the holiday. We are so proud of our veterans and so thankful for their service to us and our country. We honor them not only today but every day for their bravery and sacrifice, so that we can live freely in this great nation. God bless America!

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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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Story Time and Dock Diving Dogs

September 24th, 2019

More September fun at Arbor Lakes Senior Living with story time and dock diving dogs. Check it out!

Tenants having fun reading to the kids during story time with the Maple Grove Moms Club!

We took a trip to the “For the Love of Dogs/The Dog Tank” in Mendota Heights to cheer for our Chef Manager, Jean, her daughter, Liz, and their chocolate labs, Cora and Carson. They competed against other dogs in a dock diving competition. It was so fun to see all types of breeds come together to compete. We saw everything from a Yorkshire terrier from Nashville to labs and German shepherds. Both of Jean and Liz’s dogs did really well. Way to go, Cora and Carson!

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