Celebrations


Celebrating November Holidays at Oak Park Senior Living

November 30th, 2021

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick

Today – and always – we recognize you, we honor you, and we thank you for your service.

From all of us at Oak Park Senior Living, Happy Veterans Day to the men and women who have so bravely served.

May this holiday bring blessings of family, friendship, laughter, and love to your table today and throughout the coming year.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Oak Park Senior Living.

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Santa’s Special Visit & More Holiday Fun

January 8th, 2021

Santa and his helpers left the North pole a bit early to pay a special visit to the residents of Oak Park Senior Living. They brought candy and spread lots of joy and laughter as they made their way around the entire building! 🎅

Oak Park Senior Living tenant, Marj A., allowed us to display her very impressive Christmas village for all to enjoy. Marj has been collecting her villages for many years and each piece has a special meaning to her. Since Christmas had to be a bit different this year, she wanted to share the joy the villages bring her with everyone. Thank you, Marj!

Residents from our Garden Cove apartments spent one December afternoon frosting, decorating, and eating delicious Christmas cookies. Everyone loved sharing their favorite Christmas cookie recipe, as well as a few baking mishaps they’ve had over the years!

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Drive-By Parade Celebrating Floyd’s Birthday & Volunteer Service

October 16th, 2020

We had a VERY special day here at Oak Park Senior Living recently with a drive-by parade honoring one of our community members, Floyd.

Not only was it his 93rd birthday, we were also celebrating his 55 years of volunteer service with the Maplewood Oakdale Lions Club. Surrounded by friends and family, Floyd watched as Lions Clubs members from all across the state drove by to honor and thank him for his generosity and hard work. KSTP even came by to cover the heartwarming story. Watch the news clip below and please join us in congratulating and wishing a very happy birthday to our friend, Floyd!

https://kstp.com/minnesota-news/lions-member-celebrating-service-birthday-during-tough-year/5882910/

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Happy 100th Birthday to Charlie H.

June 15th, 2020

Saturday, June 13 was a very special day here at Oak Park Senior Living: One of our residents, Charlie H., turned 100! To celebrate and honor this monumental occasion, Charlie’s friends and family put on a car parade just for him. He had so much fun waving as the line of cars filled with loved ones drove by.

Charlie, a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, says his secret to a long and happy life is letting go of the things you can’t change and focusing on the present and enjoying every minute. What great advice from an amazing man!

Thank you to everyone who helped organize and participated in this incredibly touching celebration. Please join us in wishing a happy 100th birthday to Charlie! ???

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2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival

February 11th, 2020

Oak Park Senior Living celebrated the 2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival with several special events. The tenants spent part of the week searching for the winter medallion, which was found by the husband and wife team of Fran and Karen Celski. Monroe Wright also stopped by for some live entertainment and to help us crown our Winter Carnival royalty.

Here are this year’s winners:
King – Russ Corbitt
Queen – Ginny Schneider
Royal Court – Joe French, Sue Jorgenson, Ellen Niblo and Warren Lorenz.

Congratulations to all of our Winter Carnival royalty!

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2019 New Year’s Eve Party

January 17th, 2020

Oak Park Senior Living rang in the new year with a big and festive 2019 New Year’s Eve party. Partygoers enjoyed food, hats, noise makers, and dancing with entertainment by Wayne and the Boys. Everyone counted down the new year (a little early) and shared a toast to 2020! ??

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Celebrating the Holidays 2019

January 3rd, 2020

Celebrating the Holidays with friends and family at Oak Park Senior Living!

On December 11, Oak Park Senior Living celebrated the season with a holiday party. Friends and family gathered to enjoy wonderful food prepared by our talented kitchen, great music, and a visit from Santa himself!

Oak Park celebrated Christmas week with several fun events for our tenants. The week included singing, friendship, family carolers, and an ugly Christmas sweater day!

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Happy New Year 2020

December 31st, 2019

We’re ready to welcome 2020 and are so excited to see what it has in store. Happy New Year from everyone at Oak Park Senior Living!

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Honoring Our Vets

December 2nd, 2019

Last month, Oak Park Senior Living celebrated Veterans Day with several special events honoring our Vets. Our day started with the Stillwater American Legion coming out to dedicate a new flag to our Veterans. Later in the afternoon, Michael Riddle came and did a special program that included many patriotic songs that had everyone singing along. Oak Park is fortunate to have 39 veterans living in our community with every branch of the military being represented.

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Oak Park Senior Living Halloween Party & Winning Recipe

November 8th, 2019

We held our annual Oak Park Senior Living Halloween party on October 31st. The afternoon was filled with music, singing, and dancing courtesy of Wayne and The Boys. As you can see, many tenants got in the spirit and dressed up for the occasion! ??‍♀️?

Oak Park Senior Living’s very own Head Chef, Joel Carlson, took 3rd place in the Minor’s Flavor Expedition Recipe Contest using their required ingredient of cilantro pesto. He made cilantro pesto beef baked chile rellenos with tomato crema and pickled vegetables. Congratulations, Joel! ?‍??

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