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Happy Valentine’s Day 2021

February 12th, 2021

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo

Happy Valentine’s Day from Oak Park Senior Living! We wish you all a day full of love, compassion, and happiness.❤️💐

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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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Happy New Year 2021

December 31st, 2020

As we reflect on 2020, we are so thankful for the incredible residents, associates, and family members who helped our amazing community overcome this year’s challenges. Happy New Year from everyone at Oak Park Senior Living!

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Happy Holidays 2020

December 23rd, 2020

Happy Holidays from everyone at Oak Park Senior Living! We wish you all a joyous season full of warmth and cheer.

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Notes of Thanks and Gratitude

December 4th, 2020

Oak Park Senior Living staff received some very kind notes of thanks and gratitude in spirit of the holiday season!

This is from one of our resident couples:

“Betty and I want to say thank you for the first place victory on our door decorations. We also want to express our gratitude for the weekly publication you send to the residents. It is extremely well done and a very enjoyable read, and the games and challenges are fun as well. I tip my hat to you for putting it all together each week. Many kudos to you and your staff for brightening our day!

I always say Enjoy life to the fullest, as we never know when the Big Guy will call us home.’

Take care and stay safe.” -Jim and Betty G.

Our Residence Director, Terri, also received the following emails from residents and family members expressing their thanks to the amazing Oak Park Senior Living team:

“Happy Thanksgiving to all the wonderful staff at OPSL!” -Kathy D.

“Happy Thanksgiving to you AND all of the staff. We are thankful for all that is done to make a difficult situation more comfortable. Thank you.” -Donna S.

“Thankful for you all! You are all so great and hard workers! Hugs to everyone!” -Kathy S.

“Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you all for your wonderful care of our loved ones. You are all so special!” -Lisa C.

We are so lucky and grateful to be part of such a close-knit and supportive community. Thank you for the kind, heartwarming messages!

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Happy Halloween 2020

October 30th, 2020

Happy Halloween from everyone at Oak Park Senior Living! We hope you have a very fun, safe, and spook-tacular holiday weekend. ?

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Hallway Concert With Amy and Adam

October 29th, 2020

Last week, we happily welcomed our friends Amy and Adam back to Oak Park Senior Living for a hallway concert! Residents enjoyed music from either inside their apartments or out in the hallway. Everyone had a blast listening and singing along to some of their favorite tunes. Thank you, Amy and Adam, for putting on a great show! ???

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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 Labor Day Weekend 2020

September 4th, 2020

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle

Caring for your loved one is our reward. The staff at Oak Park Senior Living wishes everyone a safe, relaxing, and happy Labor Day weekend!

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Outdoor Social Distancing Visits

July 31st, 2020

Outdoor social distancing visits are now available at Oak Park Senior Living! Residents and family can reserve space on our patio to safely visit with one another face-to-face.We’re so happy to be taking this step as we continue safely navigating this time in our community. You can view available times and sign up for your visit online here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044caca828a6fa7-outdoor

For those without access to email, please call our Activities Director, Sue Wichman, at (651)-275-8087.

Tenants Ted and Jean Gillen had a visit with their great-grandchildren, Lincoln and Leo. The visits may be a bit different than they used to be, but everyone has been enjoying reconnecting with loved ones! ❤️

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