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Ice Cream and Music in July

July 23rd, 2018

July has been a blast! We celebrated Independence Day and birthdays and enjoyed ice cream!

4th of July Entertainment

Colleen Wold Hiebeler provided great entertainment! Tom Swain, who turned 97 on July 4th, wore a very festive hat.
John O’Leary led the group in hula dancing, and Tom Neumann won the M&M candy guessing game. It was a great celebration, and we all had fun!

Ice Cream

Ice cream on the patio at Lilydale Senior Living!

 

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Summer Fun at Lilydale

July 9th, 2018

Residents have had a fun summer so far! BBQs, root beer floats, ice cream, and more!

BBQ

Lilydale Senior Living’s first beach-themed barbecue.

 

Maple Street Ramblers

Residents enjoyed root beer floats and Dixieland music by the Maple Street Ramblers.

 

Dairy Queen

Lilydale Senior Living residents enjoyed an afternoon ride and a trip to the Dairy Queen!

 

Residents

We love our residents!

 

Father’s Day

The men at Lilydale Senior Living enjoyed a pizza party to celebrate Father’s Day!

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Independence Day

July 3rd, 2018

Lilydale Senior Living wishes our residents, staff, and family members a wonderful Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day

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Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June 26th, 2018

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Worldwide, more than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month in June, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people around the world to learn about and spread awareness. This month, go purple and inspire action.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of the aging process. The disease affects memory, thought process, and behavior, and is serious enough to interfere with daily life, progressively worsening over time. The sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s has no cure.

Current Statistics

  • 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 94,000 Minnesotans aged 65 and older.
  • Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
  • One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
  • Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 123% between 2000 and 2015.


(video: Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures)

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

The Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association suggests these ways to learn more and get involved during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month:

  • Spread awareness of the 10 Ways to Love Your Brain – it’s never too early or too late to develop healthy habits, and combining these habits, like regular cardiovascular exercise, a balanced, healthy diet, challenging your mind, and getting enough sleep, can help reduce risk of cognitive decline.
  • Share facts about Alzheimer’s.
  • Get inspired by powerful stories of people sharing their experiences with the disease.
  • Go Purple – wear the official color of Alzheimer’s awareness and turn your social media profiles purple as well.
  • Participate in The Longest Day event on June 21 in honor of those facing the disease. Select any activity that you love (or one loved by someone affected by Alzheimer’s), raise money to advance the cause, and share your story.
  • Attend events that raise awareness throughout the month of June.

Memory Care at Lilydale Senior Living

Lilydale Senior Living offers exclusive Memory Care apartments with full 24-hour staffing. Our trained staff members provide care and activities designed to meet the evolving needs of individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other memory loss. We’re committed to providing high quality, safe, compassionate care so that our Memory Care residents live happy, healthy lives. Contact us to learn more about our Memory Care program.

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Happy Father’s Day

June 15th, 2018

Happy Father’s Day to all the extraordinary dads at Lilydale Senior Living!

Happy Father's Day

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Fun at Lilydale Senior Living

June 11th, 2018

The past few weeks have been full of fun! We are all so happy that the weather is nice.

Spring Weather

Enjoying the spring weather at Lilydale Senior Living!

Enjoying the Spring Weather at Lilydale Senior Living

Enjoying the Spring Weather at Lilydale Senior Living

 

Animal Ambassadors

Animal Ambassadors visit Lilydale Senior Living!

 

Mendota Heights Mom’s Club

Mendota Heights Mom’s Club celebrated May Day with residents at Lilydale Senior Living. They brought May Day baskets and tulips, while Sarah Waters engaged the group with stories.

 

Woodbury Lutheran Church Kitchen Band

The Woodbury Lutheran Church Kitchen Band entertained the residents at Lilydale Senior Living. It was a fun afternoon for all.

 

Goodbye Lori!

The photo is of Robin Solac, our activity director, and Lori Ronchak, activities coordinator, during our going away party. Lori has been with us for five years and will be missed dearly by our staff and residents! She has also provided many hours of musical entertainment for our residents.

Robin and Lori at Lilydale Senior Living

 

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Memorial Day

May 25th, 2018

This Memorial Day weekend, all of us at Lilydale Senior Living remember and honor the men and women who have given their lives while serving our country.

Memorial Day

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Fashion, Art, and Kids

May 14th, 2018

Some fun activity updates from Lilydale Senior Living:

Fashion Show

Residents from Lilydale Senior Living and the Villas of Lilydale were models for TaylorMaries Apparel Fashion Show.

 

Kids Art & Music

St. Paul Academy kindergartners connected with the seniors at Lilydale Senior Living by sharing music and coloring. They will come back for one more visit in May to sing, too! It is a great time for both young and old!

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Happy Mother’s Day

May 11th, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers working and living at Lilydale Senior Living.

Happy Mother's Day

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Easter Eggs

April 24th, 2018

Coloring Easter eggs at Lilydale Senior Living!

Coloring Easter eggs at Lilydale Senior Living!

Coloring Easter eggs at Lilydale Senior Living!

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