Tastes of the Minnesota State Fair
August 30th, 2019
We held our 2019 Alzheimer’s Association BBQ Fundraiser on August 21, and it was a HUGE success! We want to give a big thank you to all the volunteers, donors, and attendees who made it such an amazing time. And, of course, a special thanks goes to our residents who volunteered to help shuck the corn for the event! 😁🌽
Everyone had a wonderful time at our friend Cathy’s house! We spent the afternoon enjoying her beautiful garden and eating ice cream sundaes and snickerdoodle cookies.
June 12th, 2019
May Birthdays and Summer Gardening at Southview!
Celebrating May birthdays here at Southview! 🎂🎉🎁
Having lots of fun planting flowers in Garden Cove. Margaret and David also came by to help. It was a perfect day for a little gardening.
September 10th, 2018
We held our state fair foods day and had so much fun trying the classic eats and drinks! We tried mini corn dogs, mini donuts, corn on the cob, popcorn, ice cream, soda, cold beer, and lemonade. There were souvenir fair bags with cotton candy and a great big cookie to take home, too! YUM, YUM! We appreciate everyone who helped with decorating, setting up, serving food, and cleaning up.Read More
August 1st, 2018
Every year we have four days of celebrating Christmas in July! We did Christmas carols with Amy & Adams. We even have a tree and a roaring fire! It was a great time singing. We also had a made-to-order Christmas morning breakfast with Christmas pastries and Christmas candy. Everything was decorated in the Christmas spirit. To end our four days of fun, we also showed a holiday movie with hot cocoa, snickerdoodle cookies, and snowball bingo! What a cool way to end the month of July!Read More
September 5th, 2017
Here at Southview Senior Living we enjoyed a State Fair Food Days! We had ice cold beer, lemonade, popcorn, mini donuts, corn on the cob, and mini corn dogs. They said everything was better then the State Fair! Everyone also got a commemorative bag from our fair to take home with cotton candy and a great big chocolate chip cookie. I couldn’t out do Sweet Martha’s cookies so I went bigger Ha Ha, what a fun day we had, the tenants loved it.Read More
September 1st, 2017
Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Please join our Southview Senior Living Communities team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.
Please Visit Our Team Page To Donate And/Or Sign Up!
Our team has raised $10,129 which is already over our goal of $10,000!
The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, September 9th at the Target Field in Minneapolis, MN. The registration begins at 7:30 AM, then the cermony at 9:00 AM, and lastly the walk at 9:25 AM. The walk is a 1 or 2.3 mile option and welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. Register to participate in the Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in our community.
Click here to learn more about the event. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s!Read More
August 7th, 2017
Southview Senior Living had an Alzheimer’s BBQ, what an amazing night! Not only did we have a BBQ, but a raffle as well. So many people donated prizes and gift cards for our raffle, and even donated money to the cause. We had so many people who came, around 160 or more, it was such a fun evening for everyone. We are really looking forward to next year. Thank you to all staff, families and friends, who made our BBQ and raffle, a success. You are all amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Read More
June 22nd, 2017
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, an opportunity to learn more, take action, and spread awareness of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease that causes problems with memory, thought process, and behavior. It is the leading cause of dementia, a general term for loss of memory and other cognitive abilities. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. People with Alzheimer’s experience issues with memory, communicating, learning, thinking, and reasoning that are severe enough to impact work, social, and family life.
There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, although as our insights into the disease continue to develop, there are new treatments on the horizon.
- More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 91,000 Minnesotans aged 65 and older.
- Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
- Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
- One-third of people aged 85 or older have Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
- Approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s disease.
https://youtu.be/aLsVS0lrRD0 (video: Alzheimer’s Association 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures)
Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter offers suggestions of ways to learn more get involved during Alzheimer’s and 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.
- 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 Southview Senior Living
Southview 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.