Summer Fun


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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Recognizing Residents at Arbor Lakes

August 4th, 2020

We’re so thankful for all our residents at Arbor Lakes Senior Living, and we want to recognize two who have been extra kind and helpful recently. Mary has crafted about 100 homemade masks over the last few months, which she has generously handed out to fellow community members. Also, Del has been tending to our outdoor plants and keeping them lively and beautiful all summer long. Thank you, Mary and Del!

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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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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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Summertime Banana Split Social and Trip To Rock Elm Tavern

July 31st, 2019

Enjoying some summertime fun with a banana split social and trip to Rock Elm Tavern – check out some photos!

Good times and good eats at the Rock Elm Tavern!

banana split social and trip to Rock Elm Tavern

Having fun and indulging our sweet tooth with a “Summertime Banana Split Social!” ??

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