Mar 30th, 2016

Second Minneapolis Mural Crawl

After being rescheduled due to heavy snowfall in February, our second Minneapolis mural crawl finally took place in late March. Residents can look forward to a new route with different murals, and the bus will also...

Mar 16th, 2016

Irish-Themed Dinner

This March Village Shores’ dining staff put on an Irish-themed happy hour and dinner in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Theme dinners are always well attended by residents, who enjoy dressing for the occasion.

Mar 16th, 2016

Open Watercolor Session

After Village Shores hosted local artist Jill Jacobson, who taught a weekly watercolor class in January, residents opted to continue meeting periodically for open watercolor sessions to practice their new skills in...

Mar 8th, 2016

Re-Potting House Plants

Residents’ house plants are beginning to wake up from the winter, and residents got together to give their house plants a bit of fresh soil and fertilizer.

Mar 4th, 2016

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

We celebrated the approach of spring with a visit to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Residents look forward to this outing, which occurs multiple times each year, and the arboretum never fails to impress.

Feb 26th, 2016

February Birthday Party

Residents gathered to celebrate February birthdays and enjoyed an entertaining music performance by guest artist Woody.

Feb 19th, 2016


The Cornerstone Café in Monticello was our first stop, and that gave the rain a chance to pass over. Residents enjoyed a great meal from their “scratch” kitchen. Then, we headed to the banks of the ice free...

Dec 15th, 2015

Christmas Carols

Our own Village Shores choir proudly led the residents in singing Christmas carols in December.  The traditional melodies warmed hearts and ignited our holiday spirit.

Nov 11th, 2015

Applebee’s for Veterans’ Day

On Veterans’ Day, Applebee’s served a free lunch to vets. Our bus took a group of vets, along with a few spouses and friends, to the restaurant. Veterans, thank you for your service.

Nov 1st, 2015

Christmas Decorations

Each year, our tall resident Christmas tree is the centerpiece of our 2nd floor.   Our “woodlands” tree was trimmed and decorated with all resident-made ornaments using items found in nature and some...