Our Blog

Heart to Home works hard to create an enriching activity program. Our blog captures the essence of day-to-day activities and happenings at our residential care homes. You will notice a larger emphasis on outdoor activities during the summer months and more in-house events (music therapy, pet therapy etc.) during the winter months. Given our smaller size you will also notice that our staff have frequent times where they can enjoy one-on-one outings with our residents.

July 6th

Summertime Fun!

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June 7th

Sea Life Aquarium at Mall of America

A group of staff and residents from Heart to Home took an outing to Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium at the Mall of America this past week. It was a fun time seeing and learning about all of the sea creatures. We especially enjoyed watching the school children who were there on field trips and our ice cream treats after our tour! 

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May 26th

Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

Indoor fun this week at Heart To Home. Hopefully this weather will turn itself around soon. Activities are more fun outside. This week we played a reminisce game. It's fun to hear the stories. We had our weekly bingo game. Jo brought some sunshine in the form of tunes. We worked out our brains with a giant crossword puzzle. The Food Club met for our very important meeting on what to put on the June menu. We've decided on nothing but ice cream and watermelon! [SMILE] We are definitely ready for summer!

Below are some photos of our Cinco de Mayo celebration which included smashing a pinata.

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April 6th

Heart to Home Easter Celebrations

"Spring is natures way of saying 'Let's Party!'"

~ Robin Williams

We have been keeping busy here at Heart to Home. We have fully decorated the homes for Easter. We have also been busy with Easter crafts, and preparing the patios, decks and gardens for summer. We are eagerly waiting for the first flowers to start pushing up from our flower beds and for the warm sunshine on our faces! Happy Easter!

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February 17th

Homes Filled With Love

"Fill a house with love and it becomes a home" ~ anonymous

We enjoyed celebrating the month of love here at Heart to Home. We had special music concerts from Joanne Bolles, valentine's arts and crafts and lots of visitors. 

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January 10th

Christmas & New Year Acitivities

Reflecting back on 2016 has been bitter sweet here at Heart to Home. We were fortunate to care for some remarkable individuals and feel truly blessed to serve older adults in our community. We also take this time of year to reflect; to remember the loved ones who have passed away, and to cherish the new memories we are able to make. Thank you to everyone who continues to share and support our vision, and who work tirelessly to help those in need. Wishing you all many blessing in the new year ahead!

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November 1st

Halloween Fun

We had so much fun on Halloween this year. We had a costume parade at each home where staff and their children or fur-children met each resident in costume. The residents passed out candy to the children and there were big smiles all around. Such a fun day for everyone! A big thank you to our wonderful staff for making this such a special day for our residents. More photos on our Facebook page.

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October 11th

Fall Fun

We are having a ball this fall at Heart to Home. We've had a few fun rounds of ping pong, enjoyed the last few rays of sunshine and had lots of birthday celebrations!

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
― Lauren DeStefano

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September 1st

Pink Cow Ice Cream Truck Visit

What better way to enjoy the summer than with some drippy ice cream from an ice cream truck? We invited our friends from Pink Cow Ice Cream to stop at each of our houses for a visit. It completely ruined our appetite for lunch, but was TOTALLY worth it!

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August 30th

Birthday Parties & Wizard of OZ Themed Night

We had so much fun here at Heart to Home this month. We celebrated two wonderful birthdays and had a fun Wizard of OZ themed night... Complete with a visit from Toto (therapy dog) while watching the original Wizard of OZ movie. Here are a few photos from the fun events. Enjoy!

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