The seasons of change

The children have gone back to school, it is becoming cooler in the evenings, and the leaves are started to change colors. These are all signs of autumn.  Some welcome the change from the hot and humid summer days, and some dread the change as they know old man winter will follow shortly after.  At […]

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At Oak Hills we believe strongly in giving back.  Two of the events that we fund raise for happen at this time of the year.  Oak Hills has a Relay for Life team that raised $6,300.  It took place last Friday, July 27th at the fairgrounds.  Oak Hills also serves the pork dinner at the

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Celebrating our Freedom

The 4th of July is next week already.  We have several programs going on to celebrate Independence day.  Tues, July 3rd at 10:00am we will have a program in the courtyard with small fireworks.  At 2:00pm the day Henk Exoo and his wife will be performing patriotic songs.  On Thursday, July 5th Myron and TJ

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Summer time

It seems the weather has finally turned nice (knock on wood, we do live in MN), and we are taking advantage of it.  Gigi Rsydahl and family has been busy getting our garden area ready in the courtyard and it is looking very nice. She also held a perennial plant sale fund raiser and the

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Interacting with Older Adults

Oak Hills serves a wide variety of populations. The majority of populations we server, however, are older adults. When interacting with older adults, there are a few vital elements that we need to focus on: Person-hood: Older adults are individuals with a diverse life course, each an individual person. They cannot be viewed solely through

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Volunteer Appreciation

April is Volunteer Appreciation month.  Our volunteers are truly the icing on the cake, and make everything we do better.  The volunteers at Oak Hills do a variety of things.  We have musicians that come in and perform for the residents, volunteers that present about program of interest, those that assist with activities such as

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Comcast Cares

We are excited to be partnering with Comcast for Comcast Cares day on Saturday, April 21st from 8am – Noon.  The initial project that we wanted to do was some landscaping around the Assisted living entrance and planters by the front door and patio area.  Mother nature has had other ideas.  We are hoping to

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Animal Interaction

Humans are relational beings. Interacting with animals can meet many core psychosocial needs and can enrich the lives of all people, especially older adults. As people age, their emotional health may be impacted. They may develop feelings of loneliness, anxiousness, and helplessness due to moving into a care facility, becoming widowed or developing health issues.

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A little bit of this and that

February has had a little bit of everything;  from the Oak Hills Memorial Foundation holding its annual Bowling Classic fundraiser to celebrating Valentine’s day to being able to send staff to the Leading Age conference in the cities for continuing education, we have not been bored during this snowy, cold winter. Nearly 100 bowlers packed a

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