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Christmas in July, St. Paul Saints, and Choir Concert

July 25th, 2019

We’ve had lots of fun and celebrations this month! Check out photos from some of the good times: Christmas in July, St. Paul Saints, and choir concert at Oak Park Senior Living.

This week Oak Park Senior Living had a “Christmas in July” celebration. Tenants broke out their best Christmas attire and joined together for some Christmas cheer. We sang Christmas carols, played some Christmas trivia, and enjoyed peppermint cheesecake and hot cocoa. Everyone agreed best part of the day was not having to put up with any snow or below zero temperatures!! 🌞🎅🎄

Oak Park Senior Living ventured out to watch the St. Paul Saints play the Kansas City T-Bones. The theme for the day was “The Wizard of Oz.” Everyone enjoyed watching all the fun between innings fun and, of course, the pig mascot. While the Saints unfortunately lost 2-1, everyone agreed it was a very fun day at the park! ⚾️⚾️⚾️

The youth choir from Grace Baptist Church stopped by this week to sing for our tenants. Everyone enjoyed spending time visiting with the children, and we especially loved the wonderful songs they sang for us 🎼🎤

Christmas in July, St. Paul Saints, and Choir Concert
Christmas in July, St. Paul Saints, and Choir Concert
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Happy Independence Day from Oak Park

July 5th, 2019

To all the residents, staff, and family members of Oak Park Senior Living: We hope everyone had a safe and happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day from Oak Park
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June Happy Hour and Musical Guests

June 28th, 2019

Keeping the good times rolling at Oak Park with a June happy hour and musical guests!

The tenants at Oak Park Senior Living spent the day in the Caribbean. In spirit, anyway. 🙂 We celebrated our first picnic of the season with grilled hot dogs, burgers, and brats. In the afternoon, we had a steel drum player stop by to share some “sounds of the islands”. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful sounds this Caribbean drum makes. Several tenants got an up-close and personal look at the drums and how they work. What a great day in the “Caribbean”!

This week Monroe Wright III visited Oak Park to entertain us with his special brand of music. The tenants enjoyed singing and clapping along to some favorite tunes!

Tenants at Oak Park Senior Living welcomed summer with a happy hour toast. Later we enjoyed music with Wayne and the Boys. As always, Wayne had us singing, dancing, and clapping along to great music. Welcome, summer – we’re so happy you’re finally here!

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Happy Hour, Music, and Amazing Entertainment at Oak Park

May 31st, 2019

Live music and lots of fun! Tenants recently enjoyed happy hour, music, and amazing entertainment here at Oak Park.

Tenants at Oak Park love coming together for happy hour on Friday afternoons. Everyone enjoys listening to music provided by our resident DJ Roger, sharing a few laughs, and, of course, having some refreshments! 🥂

Last Wednesday, Oak Park tenants enjoyed entertainment by Kent Appeldoorn. Kent brought along a couple special guests – Elvis and his cousin, Ennis – to get everyone laughing, singing, and dancing along to some favorites from the ’50s and ’60s. 🎤🎼💃🕺

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Happy Memorial Day from Oak Park Senior Living

May 24th, 2019

This Memorial Day weekend, we at Oak Park Senior Living remember and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Happy Memorial Day from Oak Park Senior Living.

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Mother’s Day Wishes and Senior Prom at Oak Park Senior Living

May 17th, 2019

Mother’s Day Wishes and Senior Prom at Oak Park Senior Living!

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 Oak Park Senior Living!

Oak Park held its Senior Prom on May 9th with a “back to the ‘50s” theme. Many of our tenants were going to their actual prom back in the ‘50s, so everyone was excited to relive some fun memories from their youth.

There were special treats prepared by our talented kitchen staff and champagne for all to enjoy. For this year’s entertainment, we were very lucky to have the ’50s doo-wop band, the TC Cats, to keep the crowd singing, clapping, and dancing 🎉🍾💃🕺

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Seeing Broadway Musical “Hello Dolly” at Orpheum Theatre

April 26th, 2019

Oak Park Senior Living went to Broadway on April 23! Well, we saw the Tony Award winning Broadway musical “Hello Dolly” when it came to the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, anyway. Everyone enjoyed the fantastic music, sets, and costumes of this amazing play!

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State Capitol Visit

March 29th, 2019

Several Oak Park tenants went to check out the state Capitol renovation this week. Check out some photos from the amazing trip!

 

We were able to go inside the House of Representatives, and also spent some time in the governor’s reception room. Governor Walz even came out of his office to visit with one of the tenants who went to school with his father. Everyone agreed it was a very informative tour, and were all impressed with how stunning our state Capitol is!

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Mardi Gras Party

March 13th, 2019

Oak Park Senior Living celebrated Mardi Gras with a huge party. Tenants got in a festive mood by listening to music by Wayne and the Boys. Several tenants were up on their feet dancing and jamming along in their chairs.

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Winter Carnival Celebration 2019

February 15th, 2019

Oak Park Senior Living celebrated the Winter Carnival again this year. Festivities included a medallion hunt, which was won by tenant Lynn Valian.

The highlight of the week was a party where we enjoyed music by Michael Riddle and ice cream treats. We also crowned our 2019 Winter Carnival Royalty.

Winners this year included:

Royal Court: Kerry Brown, Karen Peterson, Charlie Halberg and Sandy Kotval.

Our fabulous King and Queen are Phil Burnell and Mary Maroney.

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