Fall Fun at Lexington Pointe

Fall Fun at Lexington Pointe

November 20th, 2021

Lexington Pointe Senior Living had a lot of fun on Halloween, which was highlighted by a pre-school/staff costume parade.

Kermit visited our Sesame Street neighborhood. The staff dressed as characters from the show, and we took the preschoolers to visit some of our Garden Cove residents. Chef Josh also made special Sesame Street cupcakes for all the kids. Yum! 🧁

We also celebrated with games like Pumpkin Bowling and Pumpkin Ring Toss. The Count, Kermit, and Fresh Popcorn helped catch the pumpkins and rings before they rolled off the table.

Lexington Pointe Senior Living’s very talented Chef Josh made Sesame Street cupcakes for our little visitors on Halloween. The treats were so detailed and looked just like characters from the popular show. The preschool children loved their snacks and running around in costumes for the holiday!

Lexington Pointe recently hosted its last Happy Hour on the Patio. We wanted to get in one last hurrah before the cold weather moves in.
Norella is enjoying a cold Oktoberfest beer. Cheers! 🍻

Lexington Pointe residents enjoyed a little free shopping excursion at our recent swap meet. We had a lot of items to look through, and our shoppers were happy with their finds!

Residents at Lexington Pointe Senior Living recently paired creativity with wine tasting. Participants enjoyed coloring some fall and Halloween pictures while snacking on delicious cheese and crackers with grapes and sipping on a variety of smooth wines. πŸ·πŸ§€πŸŽ¨

Garden Cove residents decorated windows with tissue paper leaves for a fall craft project. The colorful leaves added a nice touch of autumn, and they sure are pretty to look at! πŸ‚

Lexington Pointe Senior Living residents gathered to create their own yarn owl craft. They used yarn, buttons, pipe cleaners, jewelry, and other items to design and make their own unique owl, all of which turned out really cute. πŸ¦‰

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National Night Out Celebration & More Summer Fun

September 2nd, 2021

Our National Night Out celebration was one for the books here at Lexington Pointe Senior Living! Community members in attendance were served a hot dog basket, root beer floats, and beer and wine. We also had a “smooch the pooch” kissing booth to enjoy some affection from an adorable puppy. Many attendees wore red, white, and blue in honor of our “Backyard Olympics” competition. Participants played cornhole (bean bag toss), washer toss, ring toss, a putting and chipping contest, and a water balloon toss. Some received gold medals for their victories, but everyone agreed that all the fun of playing together was the biggest prize.

We’d like to give a special thank you to “Denny the Muzikman” for entertaining us with his wonderful accordion performance, as well as the Alzheimer’s Association for their generous donations. And thank you to everyone who participated and made this incredible night of fun and community-building happen!

Lexington Pointe Senior Living’s staff received some heartwarming thank you letters following our National Night Out celebration, including this one from all our incredible residents:

“Thank you for your hard work and manual labor, food, entertainment, and clean-up on Tuesday night! It was fun and appreciated. Many thanks again.” – The Residents

We are so lucky to have such a fun, caring, and close-knit community. Thank you all for the kind and thoughtful messages – we are so glad to hear how much everyone enjoyed the night!

To help deal with the summer heat, we decided to have a water fight with students from the All Seasons Preschool. It was the perfect way to cool down and, as you can see, it spread a LOT of joy and laughter along the way! πŸ’¦πŸ€£

Members of our Memory Care units recently got together to shuck corn. Everyone had an amazing time and did an excellent job! A big thank you to Joan and Nancy for helping out. 🌽

A speaker from the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) recently came by Lexington Pointe to give a presentation about traveling during the pandemic, as well as other interesting information and developments at the airport. Many of our community members attended the event and found it very informative and enjoyable.

Earlier this summer, we hosted a tea party during the men’s semi-final match of Wimbledon. Chef John prepared some delicious tea sandwiches to enjoy while sipping tea of various flavors and watching the competition. We also had a trivia game about Wimbledon and tea party etiquette! πŸ«–β˜•πŸ₯ͺ🎾

Lexington Pointe’s management team celebrated National Tie Dye day in style! Here’s our Residence Director, Emily K., Director of Nursing, Suzy P., and Activities Director, Jen Z., showing off their fun and colorful outfits.

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Patriotic Craft & More July Fun

July 23rd, 2021

Lexington Pointe community members flexed their creative muscles with a fun and patriotic craft recently. We created American flags using popsicle sticks, paint, and paper stars, enjoying plenty of laughs and good times along the way! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Lexington Pointe Senior Living started the month of July off with a birthday happy hour, featuring live accordion music courtesy of our talented friend, Denny. Residents in our Memory Care units also enjoyed the opportunity to visit and get creative with a fun Fourth of July craft. The results were spectacular! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ‰

Lexington Pointe hosted a successful (and very fun) swap meet last month! And anything that wasn’t taken was donated to the local Goodwill.

The Lexington Pointe Garden Club have done an amazing job bringing beauty and fresh herbs and vegetables to our community. We started in May with planting flowers and vegetables in our 8 gardening boxes, and we’d like to give a big thank you to the many tenants who helped us purchase the plants with their generous donations. Our club members have been working every day to water, weed, and care for our gardens, keeping them both beautiful and productive. 🌺🌷🌱

Are you a Lexington Pointe resident interested in fresh vegetables? We keep a sign-up sheet in the mailroom for community members who would like fresh herbs and/or vegetables. Every Monday morning the club members harvest what was requested, so be sure to get your orders in before then! πŸŒΏπŸ«‘πŸ₯’

Students at the All Seasons Preschool, which is located right on the Lexington Pointe campus, enjoyed an exciting and educational visit from the local fire department before the year ended. Thank you to the generous firefighters for taking the time to speak to the kids. What a fun end-of-the-year experience! πŸš’πŸ§―

A few Lexington Pointe community members got together to share some good conversation and laughs over a paper flower and painted mason jar craft. We also hosted a paper airplane event where a small group created and tested different models. Once we found the best ones, we set up a little “paper airplane golf tournament” in our common areas. There’s nothing like making your own fun from scratch!

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National Scrabble Day, Easter Fun, & April Birthdays

April 29th, 2021

On April 13, Lexington Pointe Senior Living celebrated National Scrabble Day – by playing Scrabble, of course! Jeanne G., Gloria P., and Activities Director Jen Zweber engaged in friendly wordplay while Home Health Aide Woody looked on.

This iconic board game was previously known as Lexico and Criss-Cross Words. Inventor Alfred Mosher Butts, whose birthday is April 13, eventually settled on the game’s official and well-recognized name: Scrabble.

Some of our Lexington Pointe residents recently got crafty and had lots of fun making greeting cards.

The Dakota County Library’s Wescott location generously donated greeting card kits to our community, allowing our residents to share some safe social time and put their artistic skills to work. The donated kits were assembled by the Wescott Teen Advisory Group. Many thanks to these organizations for providing us with this wonderful craft project!

Lexington Pointe community members had some fun getting crafty for Easter this year! Check out this adorable Easter bunny decoration that our friend and Memory Care resident, Gloria P., made to hang on her door. 🐰

And, of course, we had to dye some beautifully festive eggs. Everyone loved the opportunity to share smiles, laughs, and good times together with this holiday tradition. Thank you to everyone who participated – they turned out eggs-ellent! 🀣πŸ₯š

Happy Birthday to these April babies at Lexington Pointe: Glenda K., Harold J., and Mary F.

Here they are receiving their special cupcake, as well as a “Happy Birthday” serenade from members of our staff. Please join us in wishing them a very happy birthday! We hope you all enjoyed your yummy treats and had an amazing day. πŸŽŠπŸ§πŸŽ‰

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St. Patrick’s Day Spirit & Birthday Celebration

April 9th, 2021

Last month, residents of Lexington Pointe’s Memory Care units helped bring the St. Patrick’s Day spirit to our community with a festive shamrock craft! We worked together to string shamrocks together and hang them on the wall, as well as making collages to decorate the windows. We love the opportunity decorate our building together, and what a perfect way to remind us just how lucky we are to have such an amazing community! β˜˜οΈπŸ’š

More St. Paddy’s Day celebrations at Lexington Pointe! We hosted a St. Patrick’s Day happy hour and, as you can see, there was a lot of holiday spirit, festive attire, and plenty of fun for all. πŸ€πŸ»πŸŽ‰

Last month, Lexington Pointe staff delivered a special cupcake to Elsie O. and sang “happy birthday” to celebrate her special day. Please join us in wishing her a very happy birthday! πŸŽ‰πŸ§

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Decorative “Pot o’ Gold” Pots

March 26th, 2021

Lexington Pointe residents made decorative “pot o’ gold” pots last week in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

Everyone had a blast getting crafty and socializing with one another! The final products turned out beautifully, making it well worth all the glitter that will be with us for a while. 🀣

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Fleece Tie Blankets for Children’s Minnesota Hospital

February 26th, 2021

A group of very generous Lexington Pointe residents worked together and crafted 15 fleece tie blankets, which will be donated to the Children’s Minnesota Hospital – St. Paul for the infants and toddlers. We’re so lucky and proud to have such amazing people in our community!

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COVID-19 vaccinations & Birthday Surprises

January 29th, 2021

Saturday, January 23 was a very big day as we had our COVID-19 vaccinations here at Lexington Pointe Senior Living! Thank you to everyone who made the vaccination clinic such a smooth, safe, and successful experience. We’re so happy to be taking this next step in protecting our community and returning to normal, and we’re very excited to keep moving forward!

Lexington Pointe Senior Living staff celebrated our friend and resident, Marie S., for her birthday! While she was having lunch, we surprised her with a cupcake and balloons while we sang “Happy Birthday” for her.

We also recently held a soap making class, and everyone who participated had SO much fun! The activity was extra special as it was on the birthday of our friend, Faye R. Associates surprised her with a cupcake, balloons, and a “Happy Birthday” serenade. And in case you’re wondering about her husband Wally’s hat, it says “85 never looked so good.”

Please join us in wishing Marie and Faye a very happy birthday! πŸŽ‰πŸ§πŸŽŠ

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Christmas Fun at Lexington Pointe

January 8th, 2021

There was plenty of Christmas fun at Lexington Pointe! This is Gloria and George P., who live in our Memory Care unit, working on a popsicle snowman ornament craft last month. Getting crafty and creative always helps welcome the holiday spirit! ⛄️

This is Gloria and George P., who live in our Memory Care unit, working on a popsicle snowman ornament craft last month. Getting crafty and creative always helps welcome the holiday spirit! ⛄️

We held a holiday-themed happy hour last month, complete with decorated cups and tasty Christmas drink specials: egg nog and spiked hot chocolate. We hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season!

In celebration of the holidays, a group of Lexington Pointe Senior Living residents handcrafted Christmas stockings for students at the All Seasons Preschool located on our campus. The results were amazing, and we want to give a big THANK YOU to our stocking makers: Marie S., Bonnie E., Doris G., Linda D., Norella U., Marge D., and Faye R.

Here are photos from when we delivered our handmade stockings to the All Seasons Preschool. One of our residents, Rosi M., dressed as Mrs. Claus for the visit. In fact, she created her costume, costumes for her staff helpers, and the bags we used to carry the stockings herself! Thank you so much, Rosi – we’re so lucky to have such a talented and crafty member in our community!

Lexington Pointe Senior Living celebrated the holidays with a socially distanced party last month! Chef Josh and our amazing Dietary Team served a wide variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres for our residents to enjoy throughout the event, and everyone had an incredible time!

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Autumn Wreath Project

November 24th, 2020

We celebrated the season at Lexington Pointe with a fun autumn wreath project. Everyone had a blast crafting together and visiting with one another, and the wreaths turned out beautifully!

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