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.
We had fun with our little visitor this week. She was happily snuggling our residents and at times sat calmly with them for over an hour - Such a good dog! It's amazing to see the effects of pets on older adults. They are so calming and comforting in our times of need. After our snuggles we worked on a few fun Halloween themed treats.Read More
We had a fun week celebrating National Assisted Living Week. This year's highlights included a fun canning activity with Paulette, jamming to fun music with Joanne, visits from staff's pets and staff's children!
This week the Food Club worked on the October menu. Time to break out the hotdish and soup recipes. We surely didn't miss our weekly bingo bash. The Kitchen Crew made us some pecan cookies for National Pecan Cookie Day. They were as amazing as they sound!Read More
"Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows." ~ Hellen Keller
It's that time of year. Time to get out and enjoy the beautiful Minnesota summertime in full bloom! We've enjoyed concerts in the park, visits from the Pink Cow Ice Cream Truck and weekly walks in the neighborhood.
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!Read More
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.Read More
"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!Read More
"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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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