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Sunflower Communities News

Holiday Cheer!

We’re having a festive holiday season. From decorating cookies, to viewing area light shows, to decorating trees, and enjoying many holiday crafts and activities. Happy Holidays to all! 

October Housing Summit

Dr. John Brose CEU was the featured speaker at our Housing Summit in Bloomington on October 30th. Hosted by Sunflower Communities, the event included roundtable discussions on 5 important housing topics and a cocktail reception.

Singing Along with the Singing Cowgirl!

Our Nagel Assisted Living residents recently enjoyed live music, singing, and dancing with the Singing Cowgirl! Country Western favorites and requests from the audience were taken. One of our couples even enjoyed this dance to celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary! It was a wonderful time for everyone involved!

It’s Manicure Time!

Elmore Assisted Living residents recently enjoyed manicures provided by our Sunflower Care Attendant staff! With dozens of colors of nail polish to choose from and even some fun designs our residents loved taking a little extra time for themselves! Everybody looked great with their brand new nails!

CEU Event and Lunch in Owatonna

Sunflower Communities will host a Free CEU event on Tuesday, May 22nd from 11:30am – 1pm (Lunch is included) at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna. Marit Anne Peterson, JD, Program Director, Minnesota Elder Justice Center will be speaking on “Preventing & Responding to Elder Abuse”. This is part of our on-going series of educational offerings for area social workers/case managers. 

Research Confirms Positive Correlation between Social Interaction and Health

New research from the National Institute on Aging confirms that social isolation can have significant adverse effects for older adults. Loneliness may have a physical as well as an emotional impact. And that experiencing a strong emotional bond can lead to a more active lifestyle and healthier eating. Our community-living philosophy fosters enriched connections, with restaurant-style dining, group activities and more. 

Nagel Assisted Living & Memory Care to Host CEU in Waconia

Our next FREE CEU event will be held on Thursday, February 22nd from 11:30am – 1pm at our community in Waconia. Our presenter will be Karissa Flies, MSW, LGSW, Director of Clinical Operations, Complete Care Group. Area social workers and nurses will learn about “Identifying & Preventing Substance Abuse in Seniors”. Lunch is included. This is part of our on-going series of educational offerings for area clinicians. 

Elmore Assisted Living & Memory Care to Host CEU in Owatonna on Self-Care for Social Workers & Nurses

Our next FREE CEU event will be held on Wednesday, December 13th from 11:45am – 1pm at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Owatonna. Our presenter will be Roxann Keyes, CMT, Therapeutic Massage Therapist & Owner, Center for Life Design, LLC. Area social workers and nurses will learn strategies to reduce their stress and improve their well-being. This is part of our on-going series of educational offerings for area clinicians. 

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