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Christmas in July

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!

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103 Years Old!

July 31st, 2018

Pat McCormick just celebrated her 103rd birthday recently and was our queen for the day.

Pat McCormick 103rd Birthday

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Celebrations

July 23rd, 2018

July has been a month of celebrations and fun!

4th of July

We had a patriotic 4th of July singalong. The residents had fun singing the songs of America.

 

Pat’s Birthday

We celebrated birthdays with live music from Frank Sinatra.

 

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Independence Day

July 3rd, 2018

Southview Senior Living wishes our residents, staff, and family members a wonderful Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day

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Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June 26th, 2018

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Worldwide, more than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month in June, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people around the world to learn about and spread awareness. This month, go purple and inspire action.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of the aging process. The disease affects memory, thought process, and behavior, and is serious enough to interfere with daily life, progressively worsening over time. The sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s has no cure.

Current Statistics

  • 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 94,000 Minnesotans aged 65 and older.
  • Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
  • One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
  • Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 123% between 2000 and 2015.


(video: Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures)

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

The Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association suggests these ways to learn more and get involved during Alzheimer’s & 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.
  • Get inspired by powerful stories of people sharing their experiences with the disease.
  • 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.

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Celebrating and Honoring All Men

June 25th, 2018

Here are some pictures from Celebrating and Honoring All Men, a celebration for the men at Southview Senior Living. What a great day! Rob Ellos presented a program about the NASA Space Shuttle Challenger. They really enjoyed it. We also had their favorite man foods: pizza, beer, and chocolate sundaes. What a fun time!

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Happy Father’s Day

June 15th, 2018

Happy Father’s Day to all the extraordinary dads at Southview Senior Living!

Happy Father's Day

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Wonderful Women

June 11th, 2018

We have some wonderful women here at Southview Senior Living!

Woman’s Day

Here are pictures from our Women’s Day celebration. We honored all women that day with corsages, a luncheon brunch, and entertainment with Carol McCormick. It was a special day! In the end, we raffled off the beautiful yellow flower centerpieces.

 

Feeding Geese

Here is our resident, Marie Paulson, feeding a pair of geese. They come every day to be fed by her and have a nest on the building next door.

Marie Paulson Feeding Geese Marie Paulson Feeding Geese

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Memorial Day

May 24th, 2018

This Memorial Day weekend, all of us at Southview Senior Living remember and honor the men and women who have given their lives while serving our country.

Memorial Day

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Volunteers & Great Weather

May 14th, 2018

Southview Senior Living loves the sun! Here are some recent activity updates:

Sunshine Group Volunteers

Every year, we have a luncheon for our Sunshine Group. They help set up for our special parties, birthdays, and made-to-order breakfast. It is way of saying thank you for all their help!

 

Memory Care

Memory Care residents enjoyed hanging out in the sunshine.

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