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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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Festive Baking and Surprise Gift

January 8th, 2021

A few of our community members enjoyed some fun and festive baking together last month. Nothing quite like traditional Christmas cookies to help spread holiday cheer!

One of Lilydale Senior Living’s resident couples, Bill and Joan K., surprised our Health Unit Coordinator, Jasmine L., with a wedding gift last month. What an incredibly sweet and thoughtful gesture!

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Christmas Spirit Around Lilydale

December 30th, 2020

This year may have been a little different, but there was plenty of Christmas spirit around Lilydale Senior Living! 🎄🎅❄

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Tastes of the Minnesota State Fair

September 25th, 2020

We brought classic tastes of the Minnesota State Fair to Lilydale Senior Living recently! Residents enjoyed mini corn dogs, cheese curds, and Sweet Martha’s cookies delivered right to their doors. ??

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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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Heartwarming Thank You Notes for Lilydale Senior Living Staff

May 29th, 2020

Lilydale Senior Living recently received some heartwarming thank you notes from our amazing residents and their family members.

The family of our friend and community member, Tubs, sent a very touching message:

“We appreciate everything that you all do for Tubs! We love seeing the updates and knowing he is in safe hands. It’s so nice not having to worry about him or his care during this time! Sending our love and appreciation to all of you hardworking staff members!”

Heartwarming Thank You Notes

We also received this lovely handwritten note from resident Sandy K. Thank you, Sandy! We think our staff is awesome, too!

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Proud to be Health Care Workers

April 10th, 2020

Proud to be health care workers! Thank you for all that you do for our Lilydale Senior Living community.

Proud to be Health Care Workers
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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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Mekedes New Citizenship!

November 7th, 2017

Staff Member: Mekedes

Mekedes celebrated her new citizenship at Lilydale Senior Living! Congratulations!

Mekedes Mekedes

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Volunteer at Lilydale Senior Living

June 29th, 2017

Sammy Thatipelli has been volunteering at Lilydale Senior Living for the past two years. She just graduated from Visitation and she did senior service project at LSL. Sammy will be attending UCLA in the fall and we wish her all the best!

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