Entertainment


Balcony Serenade

June 26th, 2020

Oak Park Senior Living celebrated summer with a “balcony serenade” on a beautiful, sunny afternoon recently. Musician Michael Riddle performed a 30-minute show on each side of our building. Residents came out onto their balconies to listen and boogie down with Michael and his “backup dancers” (a.k.a. Oak Park’s activity staff and Residence Director, Terri Pratt). Everyone had a great time and we’re all looking forward to another serenade soon!

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Fun and Music-Filled Parade

April 30th, 2020

We recently put on a fun and music-filled parade for our Oak Park Senior Living members. They sat on their balconies and patios to watch and sing along to some classic favorites. It’s hard to say who enjoyed the parade more – the participants or the audience!

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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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Phantom of the Opera Performance

December 26th, 2019

Oak Park attended a special performance of “Phantom of the Opera” at the Orpheum Theatre. Everyone agreed that the costumes, sets, special effects (including a magnificent chandelier drop), and music were outstanding!

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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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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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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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