Celebrations


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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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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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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