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Back to the Basics: Highlights from November

Somehow, the most meaningful things in life are never the most complicated. This past month, we have been inspired by the theme: Simplify. At both of our homes, November was filled with the simple pleasure of celebrating the holiday season. Janet was really our inspiration. After a trip to the dog park, she told us: “I can’t…

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October Highlights

What did the month of October bring for you and your family? Apple orchards? Warm cider? Trick-or-treaters? Perhaps a lot of raking!? Over at the Arthur’s Residential Care homes on Emmert and Alta Vista, we enjoyed a sing-along with Don, baking homemade cookies, and many other fond, lighthearted moments. The times that stand out to…

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Featured Recipe: Creamy Turmeric Tea

Turmeric is a powerful spice with many health benefits and is used in the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s. Looking for a delicious way to incorporate more turmeric into your diet? Try out this month’s featured recipe, Creamy Turmeric Tea. It’s perfect for a cold, windy autumn day! Creamy Turmeric Tea 1 cup coconut milk or real…

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Minnesota Memory Project

The Alzheimer’s Research Center is running a research project called the Minnesota Memory Project and they are looking for volunteers! The Minnesota Memory Project has three main goals to collect information: On memory changes associated with aging in the presence and absence of brain disease. From caregivers about the health effects related to caring for individuals…

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Featured Recipe: Basic Curry Sauce

In an effort to promote the health benefits of turmeric, we would love to share the recipe that was featured at a recent J. Arthur’s Memory Cafe meeting. Enjoy! Basic Curry Sauce with Chicken, Beef or Turkey 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or butter) 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons lemon…

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Arthur’s Ice Cream Social

  “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” Last Thursday night was the perfect evening for an end-of-summer ice cream social! The Arthur’s residents, friends, and families gathered outside under tents for some fun. The staff served 4 different kinds of ice cream with a buffet of 16 different toppings: hot fudge,…

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Melodies & Memories

Do you enjoy the pure, harmonious sound of a live quartet? Participants at the J. Arthur’s Memory Cafe meeting sat back and enjoyed the rich sound of the Arthur’s Residential Care Quartet on Wednesday, August 22nd. Vocalists (from right) Jim Nelson, Kristin Fuemmeler, Sarah Hawks, and Charlie Meyerson accompanied by pianist Dorothy Nelson pleased the crowd…

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From Research to Recipes!

  Coming Soon! The Arthur’s community has been busy learning how the spice turmeric can aid with memory loss. We will publish our research articles along with fantastic recipes so you can incorporate this incredible spice into your diet at home.  

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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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