Social Activities


Kent Appledoorn Entertainment

December 13th, 2018

A few days ago, Kent Appeldoorn was here to entertain our residents with his Christmas show. The community room was packed, so Connie ended up sitting on her rolling walker. I noticed that she was singing and swaying to the music, so I asked her to dance with me. She said “Why not?” and started dancing while sitting on her rolling walker. We were dancing to Mack the Knife. Connie was having the best time and so were all the residents and the staff who participated.

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Flannel Party!

November 29th, 2018

The tenants of Oak Park Senior Living are excited to kick off the holiday celebrations! We celebrated the beginning of the holiday season with a very fun and fashionable flannel party. Everyone dressed up in their coziest flannel and enjoyed an afternoon of singing holiday tunes.

Of course, what would a party be without a few treats? Tenants snacked on pumpkin bars, hot cider, and cocoa prepared by our kitchen staff. Check out below for some pictures from this fun event!

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Two Holiday Celebrations

November 13th, 2018

Many holiday celebrations have been taking place at Oak Park Senior Living. To start it off, we celebrated Halloween on October 31st with a spook-tacular party! We enjoyed music from Wayne and the Boys, ghoulish treats, and a costume contest. Check out our pictures from this fun event.

 

Our staff members and residents also honored our veterans with two special ceremonies. On November 8th, we recognized 37 veterans with a party, complete with entertainment and special recognition for each vet. On November 9th, the American Legion came and did a special flag raising program.

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Senior Prom

May 14th, 2018

Oak Park Senior Living held its first SENIOR PROM. Residents enjoyed music from Wayne and the Boys, a scrumptious dessert, champagne, and dancing. Volunteers from Shepherd of the Valley assisted with decorating, doing makeup for the ladies, and escorting residents to and from the prom. Everyone enjoyed being a “teenager” for the evening and can’t wait until next year’s prom.

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Oak Park Winter Carnival

February 2nd, 2018

On Wednesday, January 31, Oak Park Senior Living held its Winter Carnival Celebration. We had food, entertainment from Amy & Adams, and the crowning of our Oak Park royalty. Staff and residents voted for their royalty and the results were as follows:

King – Merle Dowdall
Queen – Sue Sabelko
Royal Court- Phil Burnell, Frances Allen, Roger Walsh, and Linda Schaeffer.

In two weeks King Merle, Queen Sue, and the Royal Court will preside over our Mardi Gras celebration!

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New Years Party

January 2nd, 2018

On December 31st, the residents of Oak Park Senior Living came together to celebrate the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018. Entertainment was provided by Wayne and the Boys, who got everyone up and dancing! They were singing along with music from the 50s, 60s and today. Our chef provided yummy snacks and everyone enjoyed a glass or two of “champagne” or sparkling juice. At the end of the night, a toast was made by Sue, our activity director, and together we sang Auld Lang Syne.  Happy New Year!

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Trick or Treat

November 1st, 2017

Oak Park Senior Living | Trick or Treat

On Sunday, October 29th, Oak Park Senior Living held its 2nd annual “Trick or Treat”. The staff and tenant’s friends and families came out to show off their crazy costumes and grab some early treats.

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Bonfire in the Gazebo

October 20th, 2017

The tenants of Oak Park Senior Living took advantage of the glorious weather we have been enjoying this week and spent the afternoon out at the gazebo. We enjoyed a bonfire, s’mores and friendship on what might be one of our last warm days of the year. Everyone agreed that it was a perfect way to spend the afternoon! A special thanks to volunteer Carter, who helped with keeping the fire going throughout the afternoon!

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60’s Themed Picnic

September 27th, 2017

Oak Park Senior Living had their last picnic of the season last week. The theme was the 60’s and we celebrated flower power, hippies and rock ‘n’ roll. Dean and Andy actually didn’t get rained on this time as they maned the grill (we had rain for every other picnic this summer) and every enjoyed the great food and friendship.

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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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