Arts & Crafts


Rainy Day Entertainment & Special Project

October 25th, 2019

Over the last couple weeks, Tenants at Oak Park received some rainy day entertainment & special project time to brighten up some gloomy weather. Check it out!

Oak Park Senior Living spent a gloomy afternoon with entertainer Kent Appeldoorn. Kent had everyone laughing, tapping their toes, singing, and dancing. Music is a fun way to pass the time on rainy days! 🎼💃🕺


For a very special project last week, several tenants spent time coloring in artwork to be sent to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) all across the country. These pictures are placed on the incubators of premature or sick newborns to provide comfort and support to their families. A family member here at Oak Park connected us with an artist who designs the cards and will be in charge of distributing them.

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Renaissance BBQ and Oktoberfest Celebration

October 17th, 2019

Getting into the spirit of the season, Oak Park recently held a Renaissance BBQ and Oktoberfest celebration. Check it out!

Oak Park Senior Living recently celebrated the last BBQ of the summer with a Renaissance theme. Along with the BBQ, tenants made flower crowns and we held a Renaissance Art Fair. Tenants showed off their artistic talents in paintings, woodwork, quilting, and needlework. As you can see from the pictures, we have a lot of very talented tenants here at Oak Park!


Oak Park Senior Living celebrated Oktoberfest last week. Our afternoon included a polka band and yummy German-inspired treats from our kitchen. And of course, no Oktoberfest would be complete without beer taste testing. Our tenants sampled several kinds of specialty Oktoberfest brews. PROST! 🍻

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2019 Alzheimer’s Association Fundraiser & August Fun

August 30th, 2019

Oak Park Senior Living held its annual Alzheimer’s Association fundraiser on Wednesday, August 14. The evening included a silent auction, barbecue, and entertainment by Michael Riddle. Everyone enjoyed the tasty food, spending time with friends and family, and singing and dancing along with the music. A fun night for a great cause!

We raised approximately $2,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Oak Park ventures out monthly to a new restaurant. This month it was Gulden’s Restaurant and Bar in Maplewood. Everyone enjoyed the tasty food and great conversation!

The residents of our Garden Cove West units got together to reminisce about “school days.” During the afternoon, they made bookmarks together, just like they use to back in the day. They all turned out very unique, with one of our gentlemen even making a hunting themed marker!

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Holiday Fun at Oak Park

December 27th, 2018

At Oak Park Senior Living, our tenants love holiday fun and giving back to the community. Several tenants got together to make holiday cards for the children at Gillette Children’s Hospital. The tenants have made this an annual event. Not only do they get to do a fun project, but they are bringing a bit of holiday fun and cheer to children that are not able to be home for the holidays.

 

On December 12th, Oak Park held its annual holiday party. Tenants and their families enjoyed festive music and fabulous food prepared by our talented kitchen staff. Everyone young and old had a fun evening spent with family and friends.

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April Blizzard

April 24th, 2018

What do you do when there’s a blizzard in April?! You make a snowman! The residents in Garden Cove South and West made the best of a not so fun situation and made mini snowmen.

April Blizzard Snowman at Oak Park Senior Living

April Blizzard Snowman at Oak Park Senior Living

April Blizzard Snowman at Oak Park Senior Living

 

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State Fair Celebration

September 6th, 2017

On Wednesday, August 30th, the tenants at Oak Park Senior Living had a State Fair Celebration, and they didn’t even have to leave the building. The day started with tenants showing off their talents in our “State Fair Exhibit”. We had entrees from all areas of our campus, and as you can see from the pictures, we have some very talented people calling Oak Park Senior Living their home. In the afternoon we had our own version of the “Grandstand Entertainment” with the husband and wife team of Amy and Adams. Of course, no State Fair Celebration would be complete without FOOD. Tenants sampled corn dogs, mini donuts, deep fried pickles and cheese curds made by our talented chef and his staff. The tenants all agreed that the day was a success and are already talking about what they want to enter in next years fair!

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Fall Crafts

September 16th, 2016

The first official day of Fall is September 22nd (just one week away!), and our tenants at Oak Park Senior Living are getting into the season’s spirit!

Residents were busy working their fine motor skills making fall crafts, including painting Halloween pumpkin decorations (seen below).

An afternoon well spent!

 

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