Fun Activity


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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Enjoying Root Beer Floats Donated by Local Businesses

May 15th, 2020

Two local Stillwater businesses donated all the fixings for root beer floats. The Lift Bridge Brewery donated handcrafted root beer, and Leo’s Malt Shop donated enough ice cream so that every Oak Park tenant was able to enjoy this yummy treat.

We have been fortunate to have so many businesses, families, and local residents drop off treats, letters, drawings, and more to help make this difficult situation as good as it can be. Our tenants are definitely feeling the love being sent their way from the community.

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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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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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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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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 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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