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Hen House

Both of our homes at Arthur’s Residential Care frequently entertain some four-legged visitors — squirrels on the deck, deer out in the backyard, even dogs in the living room. As you can tell, though, our homes also see their fair share of poultry, too! Two little white hens stopped by one morning and made themselves…

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4th of July

For this year’s Independence Day, both of our homes gathered together with family and friends to celebrate! It was a beautiful day and the summer heat kept almost everyone indoors sipping lemonade slushies and rootbeer. We had an excellent turnout of about 30 people and enjoyed great conversations all afternoon. We had a classic, all-American menu:…

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A Friendly Visitor

Birdie, the unofficial mascot of Arthur’s Residential Care, is a gentle, cuddly Maltese who loves visiting with our residents. A couple of weeks ago, she enjoyed the view from the dining room table at our Shoreview home while getting a steady, and very welcomed, outpouring of attention from Kevin. It’s too bad for Birdie her…

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A New Housemate, Reunited

Just last month, our home in Roseville welcomed its newest housemate, Audrey. When Audrey’s niece and primary caregiver contacted Deb Nygaard all the way from Georgia, Deb immediately recognized Audrey’s name. Deb’s first question was simply, “Did she used to have a great big, yellow Continental?” It turns out that Audrey and her husband, Bill,…

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Updates from Arthur’s!

Hello, there! We hope your summer has been enjoyable so far! We have quite a few updates for you: We are happy to announce our new Arthur’s White Pines Newsletter launching in July! This monthly email update will include the latest “What We’ve Been Doing” articles, including stories from the homes, events, resources, and announcements.…

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Lock and Lunch Cruise

Hello! What a lovely adventure we had today! Nora and I (Lauren, staff from Arthur’s) went on a “Lock and Lunch” cruise down the Mississippi River. We sat inside the boat cabin looking out at St. Paul then traveled down the river for a scenic tour. We learned the history of the river while enjoying…

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Linder’s Garden Center

Georgie and staff went to Linder’s Garden Center this morning, while there we walked around smelling flowers. Georgie was in a great mood talking a lot and laughing. She read a lot of the signs that we walked by as well. There was also a parrot that would say “hello” and Georgie talked back to it…

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Visit To The Guthrie

Hi Everyone, Today Georgie enjoyed a visit to the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. She enjoyed a delicious meatloaf lunch on the 5th floor. After lunch, she enjoyed visiting the 9th floor observation area, where it was windows on all sides. Georgie enjoyed the views, but was cautious not to get too close to the windows-I…

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Crafts!

Good Afternoon! Georgie and I were in the mood to do some crafts. So we put our fingers to work and made some beautiful cards! Georgie was very interactive and helped pick out colors, designs, layouts, and putting glue on the paper. She thought the results were “pretty”. We had a lovely time together!

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Picnic at the park!

Hello all! Today Georgie and I enjoyed a beautiful day at the park! We packed a picnic of ham sandwiches, chips, apples, and iced tea before we left! We sat down by the lake while we enjoyed our meal. Georgie seemed to really enjoy looking over the water and watching all the dogs run by…

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Summer Stroll

Hi, Today was one of the nicest days yet of the summer (no humidity and about 65 degrees) and we decided to walk up to the park with Bob. Bob was calm and seemed to be relaxed throughout the walk and with flowers blooming hopefully enjoyed some of the smells of the walk. When we…

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Out For Coffee

Hello! Nora and I drove out for a cappuccino at Caribou Coffee today to celebrate the beautiful day. She got a slice of lemon poppyseed bread, which she enjoyed immensely and asked the staff at Caribou for the recipe (in response they winked and told her it was a secret, which she thought was hilarious).…

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