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75th Wedding Anniversary & 100th Birthday Celebrations

July 16th, 2021

We had a very special day here at Lilydale Senior Living last month – one of our resident couples, George and Marian K., celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary!

George and Marian K. celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in June 2021.

They shared the heartwarming and inspirational story of their marriage and life together in a Pioneer Press article, which you can find here: https://bit.ly/3r7jd4S

We’re so lucky to have this amazing couple in our community. Please join us in congratulating and wishing these lovebirds a very happy anniversary! 🎊💘

We had ANOTHER very special day recently as our friend and resident, Tom S., turned 100!

Tom is a former mayor of Lilydale, and we are so lucky to have him in our amazing community. Please join us in congratulating and wishing him a very happy birthday! 🎉🎂🎊

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107th Birthday Celebration & Letter of Gratitude

March 26th, 2021

We had a very special day earlier this month at Lilydale Senior Living as our friend and resident, Richard M., celebrated his 107th birthday! To commemorate the special occasion, he had a special visit with his daughter, Margo, and son, Richard, including a Zoom call with a large group of friends and family extending their congratulations, love, and birthday wishes. Please join us in wishing Richard a very happy birthday! 🎉🎂🎊

Our Residence Director, Pam, recently received a lovely letter of gratitude from a family member of one of our community members. He wanted to recognize the hard work of two Lilydale Senior Living associates – Stanley, a Home Health Aide, and Lamech in maintenance – in helping him replace the toilet seat in his loved one’s apartment:

“Today Stanley and Lamech pulled me out of the deep. It has become uncomfortable for Betty to sit on the toilet, so I bought her a cushioned seat which I thought I could install easily. Despite great efforts, I could not get the rusty bolts out of the old toilet seat.

Stanley volunteered to help me; before accepting his help, I had him confirm that it would not prevent him from carrying out his regular duties. He was able to remove the left bolt, but the right one wouldn’t budge. I told him we could use one of the plastic bolts that came with the new seat until Lamech could help remove the stubborn, rusty bolt next week.

However, Stanley was not satisfied with this suggestion. He was sure Lamech had power tools that he could use to get the right bolt out, and that proved to be the case. With both rusty bolts out, the new cushioned toilet seat went in easily. Betty is thrilled!

Stanley showed admirable persistence and ‘stick-to-it-iveness.’ He wanted to keep going when I was ready to give up. He’s terrifically handy, in addition to being an incredibly nice guy.

You know I think the world of the entire Lilydale staff, but Stanley’s actions today, with Lamech’s coaching, deserve special mention.” – Mike P.

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Mike! We take pride in going above and beyond for the residents and family members of Lilydale Senior Living, and we love to hear when it shows. Awesome job, Stanley and Lamech – we are all so lucky to have you both in our community!

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Kind & Thoughtful Letter of Gratitude

August 31st, 2020

The Lilydale Senior Living staff recently received this kind, thoughtful letter of gratitude:

“I can’t thank you enough for your kind, compassionate, professional care of my dear mother, Helen.

You have always been so responsive to any questions or needs we had for you. In spite of the extra amount of work involved, you managed to keep my mom and all residents free from contracting the COVID virus. In this time of enormous upheaval, you kept a calm, serene atmosphere for residents and their families.

I can’t name you all here, but please know that I appreciated everyone working to keep my mom safe and comfortable, from the kitchen to the cleaners, to all the aides, nurses and Pam.

You are all a blessing to our family and we will always remember your humor and compassion in taking care of my mom.

Thank you all. Stay safe. Warmest Regards,” – Debbie K.

Thank you so much for the heartwarming message, Debbie. Our hearts are with you and your family during this difficult time. We are so grateful we were able to get to know Helen in her time with us. She will be missed by many.

Letter of gratitude from a family member of a Lilydale Senior Living resident.
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Happy 100th Birthday to Erma

August 28th, 2020

Lilydale Senior Living resident, Erma S., recently celebrated her 100th birthday! To mark the special occasion, she enjoyed birthday balloons, cupcakes, and gifts from her family – including a bouquet of 100 roses. Please join us in wishing Erma a very happy 100th birthday! ????

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Mother’s Day Greetings

May 15th, 2020

Take a look at these Mother’s Day greetings from several of our Lilydale tenants. One Lilydale tenant celebrated with gifts and greetings from family members.

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Happy Mother’s Day 2020

May 8th, 2020

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” -Unknown

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

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A Message For Loved Ones, Flowers, and Ice Cream

April 8th, 2020

Some Lilydale Senior Living community members share a message for loved ones they haven’t seen in a while. Stay well, everyone. ❤️

Some family members sent a very sweet and much appreciated bouquet of flowers to Lilydale’s nurse and director! ?

The ice cream trolley making the rounds at Lilydale Senior Living! ??

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2019 New Year’s Eve Party and Holiday Music

January 17th, 2020

We were certainly in the spirit of the holidays here at Lilydale Senior Living! We had our 2019 New Year’s Eve party, plus some special musical performances.

Welcoming the new year at Lilydale Senior Living with a 2019 New Year’s Eve party! ???

Last month, Brayden Drevlow performed at Lilydale Senior Living in while on his “Nutcracker Christmas Tour.” We always look forward to his piano concerts!

A kindergarten class from St. Paul Academy stopped by to share music with the tenants at Lilydale.

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Save The Date: 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 20th, 2019

On September 28, Lilydale Senior Living and the Southview Senior Communities team will be joining the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Target Field. There are 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s today, and that number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million by 2050. We’d love your help as we work to raise awareness, reduce risk, and eliminate Alzheimer’s through research and care. Learn more about donating and/or registering to walk. Together, we can fight to end Alzheimer’s!

Here are some photos from last year’s walk.

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Happy Labor Day!

September 4th, 2017

Happy Labor Day from Lilydale Senior Living! We hope you all enjoy a relaxing day spent with family and friends.

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